wings and things

Swings and roundabouts 2

on October 5, 2015

The two photos I put up in yesterday’s post had absolutely nothing to do with what I wrote and I only added them because, having been on the phone for nearly two hours, trying to get the internet back from its little holiday, I could! So here is my attempt to interpret what those two photos (and a few others) actually mean.


Prince – white peacock
Martha and Mary – the two white chooks
Whoopie – the new chook with the fancy hairdo

Prince: What the hell?
Mary to Martha: Quick! Hide! There’s a huge creature on the other side of the fence!

Martha to Mary: I think it’s okay. He just did this little purry thing in his throat. Anyway, we’re safe in this yard.
Mary: A purry thing! Martha, do you not realise that he is probably flirting with us?
Martha: Yeah, but you have to admit he is kind of cute.
Mary: Cut your beak off, Martha!

Prince: I’m not sure whether these strange, short, ugly things are my cup of tea after all.
Mary: See, Martha, not only does he talk to himself, he’s insulting. Ignore him!

Prince: Okay, so I’m not that good at introductions, but to be rejected so soon by these two whatever-they-ares is very disturbing.


Prince: Indifference hurts.


Whoopie: Is the coast clear yet?

Note 1: Whoopie was given to me by a friend who breeds beautiful poultry – thanks so much, Jane!

Note 2: When I first began writing this blog, Anthony was still at home, but ailing. We started to accumulate guinnea fowl and chooks because Ants remembered having these as a young boy/teenager and I wanted to cheer us all up. But then I got a teensy bit carried away with the whole bird thing (as past blog posts reveal ha!) It’s good, now, to begin again with just a few chooks…. even though this bewilders the peacocks!

13 responses to “Swings and roundabouts 2

  1. Loving seeing the birds – looks like Prince was mooning ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. I love like you do to put pictures with captions sometimes with our pets… The last picture is a bit confusing. I’m trying to figure out ‘is the black and white the back of Whoopie’s head? Diane

  3. Rhonda says:

    Don’t you just love when the story unfolds with the photos? Great to see you back in the feathers Jules…and what beautiful feathers they are…xoxo

  4. Trisha says:

    I love your interpretation of what was going on here!

  5. Terry says:

    Always enjoy looking at your barn yard!!

  6. tootlepedal says:

    Glad to see the flock thriving.

  7. This post lifted my spirits

  8. Lynda says:

    Julie, so glad to see that you are back in the chook business, and what lovely chooks they are too! Especially Whoopie. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I miss my Buff Polish, topknot chickens.

  9. Tiny says:

    Lots of fun these bird have! And they are beautiful too!

  10. Anonymous says:

    I love potential soap opera setting in Fowl Land lol

  11. Laurie Nichols says:

    I love the potential soap opera setting in Fowl Land lol Hugs Jules xx

  12. susielindau says:

    Ha! I wish I could do that.

  13. Ha! When I saw Prince showing his tail feathers to Martha and Mary, I thought it was him saying “Talk to the fan!” The peacock version of “Talk to the hand.” Or is/was that just an american expresssion?

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