This is a lovely little zoo, with a mixture of lemurs, meerkats, gibbons (very noisy) hanging around, a large wallaby enclosure, cheetahs -
tigers, both white and Malaysian -
|Will thought it looked like his cat at home|
some Reindeer -
|A Reindeer stag 'wrestling' the fence!|
and circling low overhead was a Red Kite. It swooped down into the zoo and had something in its talons that it took into a nearby tree. I grabbed my camera but unfortunately it had the sun behind it so not a good picture -
We didn't think it was any of the animals that had been caught, but there was a great deal of food lying about, including dead day old chicks being fed to small carnivores.
I haven't been 'pot washing' of the finds at Chester Farm lately but we did clean some bags up that have been dug up in the last month. The contractors are now on site preparing the new car park and visitor centre so this is last minute archaeological digging. I was lucky enough to wash this, complete with the 'Maker's Mark' on the rim.
|The whole piece|
|Maker's Mark in the centre|
I loved this piece though I am not sure what the figures are - elephants perhaps
|Could that be an elephant's trunk on the left?|
and this small pot would have been quite dainty.
I have finished my Christmas bauble at last and though it is not perfect I am pleased with it -
I still have another kit to make up but that will have to wait as I must get on with my embroidery.