🐾 Maybe the reason I love animals so much, is because the only time they have broken my heart is when theirs has stopped beating.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Straw hats, chickens and watering cans

How does one do it? How does one weave a hat of straw and create a finished product that serves as art upon our head? It seems magical. Or, perhaps it is the magic and the grace which carries the hat that is the thing which makes that hat seem so special.  
- Bohomamma


Summer's end and I'm still in straw hat and brown pants, my usual summer garb. Winter is no reason to stop gardening and even though the days are cold, the sun can be just as deadly as in summer. I'm by no means a hat-lover, but straw hats, watering cans and garden gloves just seem to go hand-in-hand when you enter nature's domain.


But there definitely won't be any gardening done today! The Cape weather has thrown a tantrum and here in Gauteng the temps have dropped drastically to 12°C! Luckily I had put in thick, fresh straw in the chicken coup earlier in the week so at least they are warm at night. But I worry about all the garden birds...

Fresh straw in the chicken coop 

I think I should invest in one of these for the hen house...!

(Chicken coup heater - Picture from Pinterest) 



  1. What a lovely post, Maree. I know your chickens would be the envy of the neighborhood with their very own heating system. :)

    1. Thank you Kathryn! Wouldn't they just! And I'd sleep well on these cold nights not worrying about them!



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