Saturday, March 24, 2007


New parents can be so tiresome with their obsession in showing you photos of their newborns, don't you find? True to form, I couldn't resist posting today's photo of mother hen squashed flat over her brood of five two-day-old chicks, with one peeking out for a look at the world.


And now for some really reassuring news from the BBC news website: even armaments production is going green.
“Weapons manufacturer BAE Systems launched a range of 'environmentally friendly' munitions... with these immortal words: 'Lead used in ammunition can harm the environment and pose a risk to people'.” (pub. online 17.3.07)
…which has echoes of the product warning “this product may contain nuts” written on the side of a pack of peanuts! Strange world we live in, n’est pas?

3 comments :

Robbyn said...

Just discovered your site via the comments section on Monica's great blog...looks wonderful! Loved your idea of the cardboard to put under the chicken litter for easy removal.

Really enjoying your site :)

Gia said...

I'm so happy for you all, the proud farmers and the proud mama!

farmer, vet and feeder of all animals said...

Very strange world! Green hah!
Really cute chick though. That would make a good picture for sending in to the magazines. You'd have to think of a good caption for it. Something better than my idea of "peak a boo" :-)