Monday, 12 December 2016

Memorandum Monday: Approaching the Festive Season

Good Morning to all on this Monday morning and a special wave to Sian and all the Monday bloggers. So what is there that is new to report?
Well perhaps the most serious new occurrence for us is the threat of Avian Flu. We have been asked by DEFRA that all poultry should be kept inside away from contact from wild birds. There are outbreaks of the devastating bird disease in Europe and precautions are being taken to prevent the spread to Britain. It is obviously not an ideal situation for free range birds. They do however have sufficient indoor space for them to be comfortable and we have added in "toys" to keep them occupied. Let's keep our fingers crossed.
Sunday morning I went to the nativity service at my church. The minister who has quite a sense of humour started by confessing that the children hadn't rehearsed at all and perhaps it would be a good idea to take the collection before we saw them perform! They were of course great to see.
On my return home I found something waiting for me near my door.

Then by the end of the evening it was in place and decorated.

Here are a couple of taster ornaments.

Christmas is on its way and for our household it is very new to have the tree decorated this early. Have a good week everyone!


  1. I thought of you when I heard them discussing the avian flu threat on the news - what a worrying time. Fabulous big tree. have a great week

  2. Such a worry---the avian flu. It sounds like the chickens might be "cooped up" for quite some time. Your tree is lovely.

  3. Lovely tree, interesting how the blue shines out in the photos. I would be interested to know what a hen toy looks like..

  4. Very pretty tree. Hoping your chickens are all doing well & that "flu" stays away from your door ...

  5. I'll certainly be keeping my fingers crossed for you.

    Everyone seems to be early with trees this year. We are clearly all ready for some twinkly lights and a bit of good cheer.

  6. Beautiful tree, I have only just got mine up! I hope the flu stays away from your chickens.

  7. It's a very festive tree. Hope this note finds you well. Merry Christmas to you and yours.