In safe hands

Although vegetable production has been a disaster this year, our poultry breeding program has been very successful, the garden being well populated by the ‘Garybuie Gangs’!
Mrs Under-by’s gang…

Mrs Under-by's gang

…the Guinea Gang…

guinea gang

…Polly Blue-tail’s Gang…

Polly Blue-tail's gang

…The Shed (small) Gang…

The Shed Gang

…The Surrogate Silkie gang…

Surrogate Silkies

…The Turbo charged gang, our only hand-reared chicks this year, who are always so thrilled about getting up in a morning, I can’t catch them on camera…

Turbo charged gang

…and finally, the polytunnel gang.

Polytunnel gang

A lot of birds, a lot of work. We have just arrived on the Isle of Mull for a long-awaited holiday, so we needed someone to take care of our wee beasties; Yohan, another WWOOFer, has been getting to know the routines for the past few days and so we leave everyone in his very capable, French hands!


As I write, I am looking at a view of the harbour in Tobermory. We’re staying in a wee apartment on the top floor of the red building.


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4 Responses to “In safe hands”

  1. Diane Fairhall Says:

    Have your guineas bred, Christine? Lovely pic of Tobermory, hope you are enjoying your break. 🙂

    • garybuie01 Says:

      One female did start to sit but something disturbed her and scattered the eggs. She move to sit elsewhere but sadly some predator found her and she is no more. I’m hoping to incubate some of their eggs next year if Kevin allows it – he HATES their noisy calls!!!

  2. Cecilia Mary Gunther Says:

    Your woofers are great! Don’t you just love this program? And how come your garden was less that productive – mine too.. interesting that gardens all over the world had a hard time this year.. c

  3. garybuie01 Says:

    Our spring was very cold and wet, everything was about 6 weeks behind. So behind in fact that when things did get going, many of the plants went to seed rather than growing normally. Many of our foreign guests had similar stories; too cold and wet in the north, too hot and dry towards the Mediterranean.

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