Mist-ified friends

brown goat

On one of the particularly misty walks on the Amalfi Coast, we heard chimes of lots of little bells ringing on the cliffs … when suddenly, a herd of goats emerged from the dense fog. They eyed us up curiously, especially one brown goat who stared at us very hard and didn’t divert his gaze.

~ Spotted Cow

Goats emerging from the mist

Curious goats

Broody

Broody hen

I couldn’t persuade this broody hen to come out of her hutch and into the light a bit more … not even for a piece of cake and a cup of tea !

Anyway, I’m in a holding pattern on the blog for a week or so. Life is a bit hectic at the moment with work, overseas visitors and a weekend trip to Liverpool. I hope the weather holds up. The forecast for Liverpool is rain, which isn’t great because I haven’t mastered how one holds up a camera and an umbrella simultaneously. Suggestions welcome.

~ Spotted Cow

Blue Eggs

Geese

Esparragosa de Lares, Spain

A rural holiday wouldn’t be complete without a farm trip. We took off into the outskirts – a 7-minute walk! – to D’s cousin’s farm. I was excited about seeing the animals, city-dweller that I am. There were just-born baby geese, hens a-hatching, roosters strutting, chickens running away from humans and curious lambs wondering why we were hanging about.

D’s cousin gave us freshly laid eggs which had a blue-ish tinge. Apparently, they are no-cholesterol eggs, although I haven’t been able to verify that. Anybody know?

~ Spotted Cow

Lamb with bell Sheep on hillsideRoosters and chickensHatching henBlue eggs