Monday was the last meeting of the year for the spinners and weavers group I belong to, with a show and tell of our wall hanging project (my 3d deer's head is on the right ) along with shared lunch and secret Santa i continues my donkey knitting.
Mr Fox has been calling. Sadly he got the chicken and her chick first, then during the day two of the new girls. The nine chickens left have been confined to the barn and their pen, sadly no free ranging for them at the moment. Mr Fox returned a few days later taking the small bantam hen while she was free ranging in the cows field. I have found feathers in the ditch down the road while walking the dogs so he can't be far and annoyingly will be back unless we keep the old girls, cockerel's and two ducks shut in the barn to guarantee their safety. I think they sense something as none are leaving their field at the moment.
A big bust up between our two cockerel brothers left one feeling very sorry for himself, he hid away sleeping for a couple of nights in the puppy crate now used for sick animals. He seemed to completely of lost his mojo so was placed in with the new girls who were all over him like a rash. Refusing to bed down with them in their house he prefers to sleep in the barn - can't say I blame him for not wanting to be confined with 9 hens.
I have continued to knit body parts for the donkeys the end is in sight!
The weather has been wonderful for December. Rain is fore casted for Christmas day so until then its going to be dry. I have been looking out for a bit of green foliage for decorating inside so far have found a lovely big mistole ball amazingly in the tree by the farm, only down side is its to high to reach. must keep searching.....