After getting 2 lots of eggs destroyed by larger birds and persevering with a third nest the story ends well.
Here is mum with her 2 'babies', both parents have been spending lots of time in the garden feeding the chicks, they must be doing a great job as the chicks are growing quite rapidly.
Mum has a damaged foot, it's probably due to the ongoing battle with the magpies.
The chicks have started feeding themselves as well as still pestering mum and dad.
They're also just beginning to get their distinctive black collar.
Over to my news..... some of you may know that my husband rides a motorcycle, while out on a nice sunny day a couple of months ago he was knocked off his bike by a motorist coming out of a farm track, the car driver didn't see him, well long story short hubby was in the hospital for a while with a broken back and a smashed ankle, he is, I'm happy to say, on the mend but it will take quite a while for things to be anywhere near normal. He has pins and plates in his ankle and a back brace on, according to the specialist he was lucky it was a 'nice clean break' So as you can imagine, things have been a bit traumatic and emotional around here. But like the doves, perseverance, a great fighting spirit and stubbornness, as well as our brilliant NHS, will make help make things right in the end.
Now on with the crafty bit.....
At the start of this post I said that I'd been getting on with a few commissions, I'll be showing you some of these over the next few weeks but to start with, here are 3 of my Fairy Doors....
|Small Personalised Fairy Door|
|Personalised Medium sized Fairy Door|
|Medium sized Tooth Fairy Door|
Hopefully I'll get around to see some of the blogs that I follow and I've also added this post to the Handmade Harbour Linky Party so I'll see you there.
Take care out there