Well, looks like the Big Wet has left us and the dear little bearded ladies have also departed for life in the city. They have laid a blue egg every day for their new owners, who are super chuffed with their odd brood who ended up going by the names Midget, Manky (aka Grey Beard), and Mo. Might need an access visit soon just to see them settled in their new digs and with all their feathers grown back.
Speaking of new digs, I've been commenting back in my last post with the talented Kara of Fantastic Fabrics and Kara Smith Handmade Handbags who has recently returned to the mountains. She's looking for chickens and I was wondering if anyone local might have suggestions other than the produce stores? Kara's left her number in the comments there if you hear of anything. Lisa, I know you got some lovely silver-laced Wyandotte's from a breeder around Penrith once - maybe through Nicole? - they'd be just the trick. Nice birds, cold hardy, and placid. I was also thinking that the Hawesbury District Agricultural Show might be a good place to look - there is usually a poultry auction and it's a fun day out.
And speaking of fun days out, I recently enjoyed a morning walking through the rainforest of the Jamison Valley for Sculpture at Scenic World. My talented friend Kayo Yokoyama had some glass pieces in the exhibition. I have to say it's not an easy environment for artists to work with - it was hard not to keep getting distracted by how beautiful this valley is!
Kayo's Miner's Houses
A carpet of ceramic flowers
Some woven stones
A chandelier in the canopy
Some bronze wombats (for my sister-in-law, Varena)