I have just been reading Quail Diary - and I thought it apt to rejuvinate this blog and share our stories once again. So much has happened since December 2008. The house is probably just the same as we left off back then... we never have finished painting our window ledges inside. It never pays to move in to a house until it is absolutely finished. Two dogs have graced us with their presence, and sleep contently on the bed beside me, while the sun plays with the shadows through the tree tops. Work obviously continues. The mortgage didn't disappear in that time. Various attempts of a vege garden have come and gone with varying success.
And now we have quails. They produced their first egg within hours of settling down in our bathroom for their first night.
And today they have breathed the fresh air and sampled the fleeting sunlight in our still as yet undeveloped front courtyard. One has found the sheltered warmth of the laying box - the others huddle and sprint as they explore their run.