March 2nd, 2006

International Kittens of Mystery

Bird Flu

Bad news for our three chickens. The French government has just sent us notification that all domestic birds must be housed in such a way that no contact is possible with wild birds. So it looks like goodbye grassy orchard and hello wooden house with grills at the windows.

And it means we've got to build an extension as their house is too small for 24-hour occupation.

At least we're not on a migration path. Communes in those areas (the nearest being about 50 miles away) have to move all their birds inside within two weeks. We've got a month before the long and inquisitive arm of the law comes round to check.

Now pass that saw...