Hot, lazy days

It’s been a hot week. VERY hot. 30 degrees hot – on Skye? The sky has been blue for ever seemingly and ‘The View’ has been the same every day, so just to vary it a wee bitty, here it is from a different position. This is in the field behind Garybuie which our neighbouring crofter cut for silage a couple of days ago.

cut for silage

After the cut grass had been removed, the remaining stubble is perfect for foraging beaks and bills. It didn’t take long for the Muscovy gang to find their way out there!

foraging

Lazing around in the garden seems to have been the main occupation during the heat wave however, keeping cool or surveying the surroundings.

Brenda's brood

Puff and Biggles

muscovies

cool feet

musco-teer

Dotty, one of the musco-teers, has re-grown her primary feathers and is taking short flights just to test them out. She’s enjoying herself immensely I think and seems to be very pleased with herself!

Dotty

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4 Responses to “Hot, lazy days”

  1. Diane Fairhall Says:

    Wow! The Motley Crew have grown up a lot! It’s been hot here too but only about 24C – 30C on Skye must be something of a record. 🙂

    • garybuie01 Says:

      All windows and doors open in the conservatory at breakfast time Diane, that’s for sure! A bit cooler today thank goodness, with a wee bit of rain forecast. Yipee!
      Christine

  2. Le Petit Potager Says:

    Christine, that’s so hot for you! Haven’t the troops grown so much! It’s mid winter here and warming up alarmingly 23C today……spring is not far away; I was hopeful of a longer winter this year.
    Elaine

    • garybuie01 Says:

      Oh yes it was Elaine – too hot for me by far! Much cooler this week though and some rain too. Good for the weeds! The troops certainly have grown, there are some real whopper drakes out there. I can’t imagine 23 degrees in the middle of winter!
      Christine

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