Studio chicks turned 4 months old today. To celebrate, I let them out to 'free range' in the back yard for the first time.
They were hesitant to start with -
- initially, they stayed in a tight little group as they tentatively explored.
Gradually, they began to spread out a teeny bit -
- never far from their coop or the back fence.
They enjoyed their little outing. Now if we can get Toby-the-terror to leave them in peace, they'll be able to stay out at some length throughout the winter - helping to keep my weed and bug population down. Good chickens!
From my earliest memories I've been captivated by the illustrations in
fairy tales and childrens books and couldn't think of anything else I'd
rather do when I was grown up than create my own.
When I'm not painting in the studio, I can probably be found working in
my gardens to make sure that there are plenty of havens for visiting