.... yes tales and not tails! Our feedroom was a stable until last year. So when the swallows returned this year they got a shock to see all the feedroom bins, tack and paraphenalia! I guess they probably thought that a "council estate" had been built on their lovely home!
Anyway, despite all that, the male managed to persuade a female to take up residence in our feedroom and yesterday I arrived to see one swallow fledgling standing on the edge of the nest. This brood have been very quiet and I actually thought perhaps there was only one chick. But yesterday evening, Cora called to me to come and look and this is what we saw!
4 swallow chicks perched on Zeffy's best leather headcollar! This morning they were on a feedbucket at the other side of the room. I talked to them as I got the boys breakfast "It's alright babies. I know I look like a big scary monster but I mean you no harm and I'll be out of your house as soon as possible!" They just sat quietly and stared at me!
Not a lot more today. Some family crap devouring me at the mo! But the horses are well and Zeffy is looking great. Watched Ruth riding him on Sunday and I'm thrilled with his progress!
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