Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

A Mothers Work is Never Done



Whilst Boris is strutting his stuff, the peahen has her work cut out

Baby bird

A chick needs to be educated in the ways of the countryside

Reading lesson 1

And today’s lesson is all about holly

Holly info

Coming up soon from Blaze Farm, a bit of sheep shearing and and some more conventional farm animals.

Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

12 thoughts on “A Mothers Work is Never Done

  1. That first shot is fantastic, I really like it. Talk about a family portrait!


  2. I thought peacocks just magically appeared fully grown, like pigeons. But no, they have ickle baby vulture impersonating wee ones.

    • Now wouldn’t a little miniature peacock, in all it’s colourful glory, that would sit in the palm of your hand be adorable? I’m sure milliners would pay a handsome price for the feathers, I can see a gap in the market

  3. I like that second photo, where because of the lack of colour I tend to look closer at the detail! xx

  4. I like how it looks like they are reading the sign – clever birds. Great photos – thanks for sharing.

  5. Excellent shot of the birds with the sign.

    Nice one.

  6. Loving the little one’s mini mohecan (spelling??)!!

  7. Oh my, I love the whole post, such a curious little baby . . . I’ve never seen a baby peacock before. Good job, Mrs. Uhdd.

  8. Does the hard-working, though somewhat drab peahen have a name or is it Boris & his peahen?

  9. Such a cute little chick! I love how mother is giving her chick a lesson at the sign – too cute.

  10. I saw some more baby peacocks at the weekend. Some Cosmics were on our way to a race when the idiot driver we’d been following suddenly anchored on in the middle of the road. We forgave him when we saw mummy peahen and her four fluffy babies emerge from under his front bumper.

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