Monday, 13 June 2011

The Rain in Cantley falls mainly on the plain....

...Then why is it raining at our house!!!!
Okay I know that it's actually the rain in SPAIN but that doesn't matter does it?

Today while I was doing math the rain started coming down in torrents. Wanting to see what the 'girls' would do in this situation (they were in the 'run' which is just like the coop but has no roof. It is connected to the coop and to get into the coop you have to fly/jump over a board) I wanted to see if they would jump over the board into the coop to get out of the rain or if they would 'forget how', looking out of the window I saw that it was the later, the girls were so freaked out by the rain they forgot how to get into the coop. (well, if giant balls of water were falling on your head wouldn't YOU panic) Not wanting to leave the chicks standing in the rain: I put on boots grabbed an umbrella and went out side, to face the downpour myself, with Mallory and Bronwyn following close behind. When I got down to the chicken coop I stood in front of it psyching myself out (let's just say I don't fit in the chicken coop as well as i used to) I looked up and saw Rachel looking out the sliding door and making a suggestion, Just to state a fact: it is hard to hear when rain is falling on an umbrella. I finally was able to figure out that Rachel was telling me to just put our tarp on top of the run, so it could act like a roof. With Bronwyn's help we draped the tarp over the whole run. Turning to go back inside I saw that Rachel was not happy with how i'd set up the tarp, but I could not understand i thing she saying do to the fact that the rain was making tuns of noise hitting my umbrella. Looking around I saw that Bronwyn had fled back indoors, but that Mallory was still outside. I asked Mallory if she could go and figure out what Rachel was telling me. After much shivering in the rain Mallory came back and told me that Rachel thought that the sides her to far down, so there was not enough light in the run. After fixing the tarp and peaking at the chicks to make sure they were fine, I made my escape back indoors. 

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