Wednesday, 11 May 2011

The street where we live.

We live in and older part of town so we have lots of big trees. Our street is also rather quiet with a single exit at the end. We have always had bushbabies living in our patio roof - a huge honour (check out the link if you want to see). We have also always had a huge flock of guinea fowl living in the trees and I love waking up to their calls in the mornings (that is if the resident hadidahs did not wake you up earlier).
Guinea fowl enjoying the afternoon sun.
A while ago, however someone left some chickens to roam the street, and now we found ourselves joint "owners" of bout 30 chickens, big and small. Several houses feed them daily and they just breed in bushes in the pavements and in some friendly (read dog free) gardens.

The newest additions to the street animal life are bunnies - yes, someone had trouble keeping their pet bunnies penned in and they have "escaped" to the street, to the utter joy of my kids.

Unfortunately their has been a traffic casualty or two and we are contemplating putting up signs "Bunnies, guinea fowl and chickens crossing". The newest development has been a delight to us all - a hen and her 3 chicks has decided that our driveway looks like a nice place to live in and we now have our own 4 chickens to feed (although they do come and go as they please). The Princess has immediately named the hen after herself. I just love it that we have a tiny touch of the farm on our doorstep.

Joining up for Wordful Wednesday at Angie's:
All the pictures taken yesterday afternoon and Jenty, this one is just for you!

18 comments:

  1. How awesome. I wish we could have some ducks, chicks & rabbits but if the cats don't get them then I'm afraid the monkeys probably will. So nice for the kids to have the animals around.

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  2. Love the Rooster Dance

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  3. Oh wow, how cool!
    We recently got a bunny for the kids and they love her to bits. She's quite tame too and will happily eat out of your hand and let you pick her up and snuggle her.

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  4. Wow! You are lucky! Great photos!
    It is especially great that you live in an area where it is quiet enough... It adds something very special for the kids!

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  5. How cool - my kids would LOVE that :) I think we need to come visit your bunnies. Then again, they would all scatter once they see two babies descending upon them!

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  6. What a cool street to live in. We live down the road from a nature reserve so its really awesome to see zebra and ostrich on your way to the office in the morning :)

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  7. @8e4f28b7f7ce893d594efa691e0cd2c2 I work opposite a small reserve so I see duiker, blesbok and blue cranes all day.

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  8. @e0e489fc4ec6017f073ed0a9e8f2241a The bunnies do scatter - the chickens on the other had, wants food.

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  9. Susie's Homemade22 September 2011 at 15:19

    Wow! There is a lot of wildlife in your neighborhood!!!

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  10. Love the duck shots! All of the geese around the lake where we live have little hatchlings with them right now. So awkward and ugly they're cute!

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  11. This is so magical.  Stunning photos my friend.  This is like paradise for your little ones.

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  12. Omihat!
    Did you say BUSHBABIES?!
    How fantastic - lucky you -
    I have always loved them although I've never seen a real one.
    This is a lovely post - I'm smiling still, just from reading it.

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  13. Allie, did you look at the link? Here it is: http://juggelingactoflife.blogspot.com/2010/11/friday-again.html They are wild - we do not feed them, and they say hello ever so often. There are also more families in the area.

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  14. Oh how awesome!! My kids would love to have creatures running around like that... and so would our huskies ;) 

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  15. Jenty The hen is clever - she stays on the side of the gate where the labs can not get to her. When they come out for a walk, she makes a quick exit.  They do try and chase  the bush babies, but they there is no point. they are so freaking fast.

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  16. That's fantastic - wish we had a street like that!

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  17.  Okay...where do you stay? 

    I think you might just live in the perfect street!

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  18. That sounds like a really cool neighbourhood!

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