Wednesday, 28 May 2014

I've added to my flock but lets not tell TOF!




This afternoon I went out to Whatawhata which is  about 10 minutes maximum drive West from Hamilton to pick up a couple of new girls. 

We started with a chilly -3 this morning but look what was on offer by the middle of the day.  I love the colours of the countryside, lush paddocks and all.

Does it get any better?

The place I went to was an acre and a half of fabulousness, my kind of sized plot of dirt with stunning views.  The man was a man of the cloth as in a Deccan/prison Chaplin and a very nice man indeed.  Originally from England, lived in South Africa and then he ended up in little ol' NZ with his family. I wish I had taken photos of his place and his two gorgeous dogs.  A Lab cross, with what I don't know, but it seems Labs will get it on with any dog!  Then the other one was a HUGE St Bernard, soooooooooooo lovely, and soooooooooo big!!!

So What did I get??

Two Frizzles, and they have serious Wavy Envy going on!!!

My plan was to get them home before TOF got home so he would be non the wiser to the new additions.  So far so good, not that he would throw a hissy fit, he is quite used to me just going and getting things!!

Introducing Oprah and Aretha!

The new black chics in the coup.

They seemed to take their new home all in their stride and even handled being checked out the others one by one. These two are not that old but they will be fine, they have each other.  Only $10 each.

It was a PURPLE kind of day for me today.


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12 comments:

Leeanne said...

Funny! Makes me think of the Frizzle Rooster I had years ago, 'Dutchie', named after a dutch friend, who you won't believe this, was from Whatawhata!
Loving your boots!!!!!!!! Do they have them in RED??

Vix said...

Loving those purple boots, they'd be fab for festival season!
Those chickens are so sweet, like walking pompoms. So much greenery, too! x

Poppy Q said...

Sue, your new chicks are just lovely. They look very glam.

Your boots are fantastic - so jealous.

Julie and Poppy Q
xxx

Angels have Red Hair said...

Have those little chickies been using your hair crimper??
xx

Beth Waltz said...

Beautiful birds! When I was a kid, Dad bought a flock of Rhode Island Reds which he transported at night (when they were 'dormant'). Came the dawn and we discovered a stowaway, a freebie Black Minorca -- who could fly! Chickens are fascinating creatures!

peaches mcginty said...

Oooh I've missed you! I let the kids use my laptop for 3 flaming days, I have re-claimed my position at last! love your outfits! it looks like it's got cold there, you are looking divine in purple, your boots are gorgeous, your new girls are fab! they have better hair than me! I have hair envy! x x x

pastcaring said...

What a beautiful country you live in. Welcome to the new girls, and hmm, now I don't just have wave envy, I have purple boot envy too! xxx

Shawna McComber said...

Oprah and Aretha are beautiful! I love chickens but not allowed to keep them in a condo! The countryside in your area is gorgeous! What a beautiful day it turned out to be. So glad you got out in it in your awesome purple outfit. As usual, I want your clothes.
xoxo

Shawna McComber said...

Oprah and Aretha are beautiful! I love chickens but not allowed to keep them in a condo! The countryside in your area is gorgeous! What a beautiful day it turned out to be. So glad you got out in it in your awesome purple outfit. As usual, I want your clothes.
xoxo

Helga said...

Bahahaha, Oprah and Aretha!!! Fantasmo! They're a gorgeous pair, and i hope they settle on in nicely with the rest of your girls!
Now, is Whatawhjata as it's written, or is it Fhata Fhata?!
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Fiona said...

Your new chooks are gorgeous, has TOF cottoned on yet? Loving your groovy purple boots.

Goody said...

Those birds look like living feather-dusters! They'd probably object to being used to tidy the house though.

Nice boots. I like the buckles.