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Chicken Piñata

Our bantams have a great life in their run. They have 2 posh Eglus to lay eggs and sleep in at night, plenty of bark chips to scratch about in and even a bantam topiary, lovingly created by Phil, but is yet to grow a head!

However bantams can jump and when one starts decimating the plant life, the others join in and now our specimen Sycoparrotia semidecidua ‘purple haze’ is suffering defoliation of its lower branches.

In an attempt to distract them we treated them to a cabbage suspended just out of reach.

It kept them  all entertained for a while but not long enough to allow the plants to recover; they have the attention span of a goldfish! Back to the drawing board….


Reddy to fall


The leaves have left hold of the branches as always


Which leaves us with gold and wine coloured pathways


In the same way I, in the same way I’ve fallen for you.



Words by Ron Sexsmith, photos by Joseph.