“Look at me!” says the talking bird from Turkey! Chapter 11

It’s Brian’s latest Guest Post from Uncle Spikes Adventures
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Hey Aunty Gill – yep, I’m still here!
Sorry I didn’t get to scribble some of my bestist thoughts for my favourite aunty in September; I just got soooo carried away with life as King Rooster! But, better late than never, eh, so here’s my letter at last…
No huuuge news, with summer now gradually out the way, it’s cooling off a bit now. But at least that means we don’t all have to walk around with our wings sort of half up all day long; just trying to get some air to our overheated parts.
Oh! What do you think of my new selfie Aunty Gill? This is my special serious look 
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I wanted to ask you about my new hair colour too… I got bored of my old plainness, and instead have opted for a more autumnal look, cool, eh? Farmer Spike says it’s just coz I’m fully growed-up now; that my teenage blandness has now been replaced by the full colourings of a boss-man rooster.
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Anyway, what else… oh yes, rain…. And lots of it for a few days. It’s back to hot and sunny again now of course, as we probably won’t get any bum-fluff chillin’ weather until January; but then at least it’ll be spring by mid February . The thunder and lightening was a bit mad – but we stayed close to the house, and Farmer Spike fed us there too, so we didn’t get too soggy.
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Plenty to eat now of course too, as the farm starts to slowly turn from brown dust, to shades of green once again (yay). We still find stuff to eat though, such as black figs. This was me and Missy eyeing up a snack! I usually keep watch down below while she gets up there and scoffs a few – as well as dropping some down for me too .

Look at how she can balance up there!! I usually fall all over the place, lol.

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Ok Aunty Gill, see ya. Love from yer Rooster Nephew, Brian xx
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Dear Brian
Just love your serious new look and glad to know all seems well with you ~ and that you are getting to eat the figs. We had tons of juicy brown figs this year and still picking the odd one or two. But the tree is green budding again! Crazy tree; it has to get through winter and may not realize it. They can’t last!
Nice to see Missy in your tree throwing you figs. Is that something to do with the ‘pecking order’ and your beautiful new coat and frilly bits? Beautiful tail!!!
Lots of love till next time from Aunty Gill x

Brian Guest writer and rooster who lives at Uncle Spike’s Farm please visit the lovely blog and become a Spikey!

Episode 11

Rooster News: “Gettin’ the hang of it!”

….. Yes it’s Brian the talking  Rooster from Uncle Spike’s Farm again.
Brian is the regular monthly guest from Uncle Spike’s Adventures ……..Press to visit and see more life on the lovely Turkish farm!
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Hellooo Aunty Gill – yep, another month and I’m still here!!
Mrs Fox has been back…, but only very late at nights, and by then we are all tucked up under the kitchen stairs with the metal gate across to keep us all safe, so ha ha Mrs Fox 

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I’ve been really practicing my singing lots and lots Aunty Gill, especially at two in the morning. I really think my voice sounds best just around that time, but Farmer Spike seems to disagree. But what does he know, eh? This is a photograph that Farmer Spike took of me this week. I was singing my special afternoon song, celebrating a cuddle with Missy a few minutes beforehand. I like cuddling a lot, so I like singing too I guess…

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I tend to do my singing as high up as I can find. I don’t mean from a tree; that would be silly and dangerous – and a bit scary too. But I do like to sing my songs from on top of the coffee table most days. Farmer Spike tells me off though. I think he likes my singing really… but I think he gets annoyed coz I tend to get all excited and drop a little something at the end of my song.Brian 11

Sometimes I stand on top of Junior Spike’s toys to do a spot of yodelling too. That’s fun! But the other day I didn’t half panic. Up I jumped. Flapped my wings to get ready (as us roosters do), and started to sing. One second later the thing went and moved down the slope!!! I almost fell off. I didn’t, but I did do a little something on there as well, oops!
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Chat next month I hope… See ya; from Rooster Nephew, Brian xx

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Hi Brian ~ Lovely to hear from you and to know you are doing so well. I hope you are getting your driver’s license in order! There is nothing quite like winging around in a smart flashy car to impress the ladies! Lots of love take care and see you same place next month from Aunty Gill XX ❤

Meet Brian !

….with the latest Rooster News. Brian is the new talking bird….all the way from Uncle Spike’s farm in Turkey….
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”The world has changed”….. First off, can I call you Aunty Gill too? As the new rooster in town, Farmer Spike said part of my job is to be a nephew to a rather nice hooman – ok, I’m cool with that, and that I should write to you once a month, definitely cool with that too !
As you know, your rooster nephew from Türkiye, the ‘recently-left-for-greener-pastures’ Duke-Cocka-Locky, was a bit of a celebrity all right, what with blogging in foreign lands, trying to take on big man Pablo every three months, as well as his antics in the woodshed!
Talking of Pablo, I know you were expecting him to pick up Duke’s pen, but he too has moved on. He didn’t follow our Duke, just decided to become an overnight statue; found still stuck on his perch the other morning – the old ticker must’ve given out from all his carrying on with his (ahem), ’duties’. This is the last photo Farmer Spike took of Pablo, just for you Aunty Gill.
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So anyway, that left the senior ladies all alone… and then along came me. And this is my first ever photo – not quite got the hang of what to do yet.
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There I was, living with my brothers on Soup Row. That’s what we call it where us boy chooks live. It’s a kinda big pen made of sumfink called chainlink fencing, even on the top to stop Mrs Fox trying to munch our toes. It’s not a bad life out there, with nice grub every morning and night from Farmer Spike. Oh, why “Soup Row”? Well that’s just coz we help make ‘soup’; whatever that is…
Mary, one of the grown-up chooks, or ‘outsiders’ (coz they live ‘on the outside’), told us about Duke, and then Pablo, and that that meant no man to play with. The next evening, just before dusk, Farmer Spike came down to see us a second time – we’d already had some barley an hour before, so it was a surprise seeing him again. Curious times as I recall Aunty Gill !!
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Farmer Spike then opened the door to the pen and came into Soup Row. Now, we know he’s not gonna join us, not unless he’s really upset Aunty Spike, so we all wondered what was going on! We know Farmer Spike well, as he looked after us when we were baby chooks. He looked at us all one by one, and then smiled at me and said “Now then son, you are destined for glory me old musher; and boy are you gonna like this!” And with that he grabbed me and shoved me into a big sack. That was okay, sacks are safe places, and all chooks know that, so I settled down happily…
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An hour or so later, Farmer Spike took the sack, with me inside, and we went for a short walk…. And you’ll never guess what happened next Aunty Gill; he opened the sack and there I was, in the main chook pen with the grown-up ladies, yes I was suddenly in with the ‘outsiders’! One of the ladies wasn’t best pleased to see me, and pecked my butt for a good twenty minutes, so then Farmer Spike put lots of feed sacks to cover the hard wire door, making it really dark,…… sleep time.
The next day I started to figure it all out. I was there with the ‘outsiders’, no rooster about, just me. Hold on, I am the rooster now, and I’ve been given the name of “Brian”. The next photo is me mid ‘crow’ – I’m not that good at it yet, so I’ll have to keep on practicing. Oh, and Aunty Gill, another thing, you’ll never guess what part of my job is – yikes!!!!
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Best wishes from your newly appointed Rooster Nephew, Brian xx

Dear Brian Rooster Nephew,
Thank you for taking over Duke’s pen and for  the last photo of poor Pablo.Its sad about Pablo…. but it is wonderful to meet you. Let us hope you have a long and happy stay with the hens. Enjoyed your story here so looking forward to more from you next month. ….. Mean while take care and see you soon!
Best wishes Auntie Gill X

“IT’S ME AGAIN AUNTY GILL” Episode 2

You are on Episode 2  December 20
Episode 1 link     November 28
Episode 3           January 20                 Episode 4
Dukes Diary Front PageHi Duke the Rooster! Thank you for coming again. Hi People! Yes Duke has arrived again and he will be writing regularly here. He comes all the way from Uncle Spikes  farm in  TURKEY. You can see his lovely home here on this link:  Uncle Spikes blog   

Yo Aunty Gill

It’s me, Duke-Cocka-Locky, your nephew from Turkey saying hello on your blog thingy, coz I’m a real 21st century bird; but ya know that already I guess. The other day you said that you missed me, and also that your blogging friends seemed interested in me. Now I find that very strange; I’m just a young rooster after all, not even a Number One yet. But I have decided to write every month to you, right the way through all of next year too. Farmer Spike even lent me an old laptop to use in the coop to write this – cool or what??

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Won’t be long and it’ll be 2015 – Woo hoo!

I was wondering. Does it change where you are too Aunty Gill?? My reckoning is that as soon as it does change, I’m gonna be three years old, coz I know I was bornerised in 2013, but Farmer Spike says it doesn’t quite work like that. What does he know, eh? But then again, I was asking Bonzo the Farm Boss the other day, and he said he has grown by 9 years since I came along, 9 years…! Maybe Bonzo is just no good at sumz, but he seems like a clever dog, and Farmer Spike is always saying to him “Who’s a clever dog then, eh Bonzo?” I don’t know… my head hurts.

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Anyway Aunty Gill, talking of Farmer Spike, he will start to chop lumps out the trees quite soon. I remember him doing that last winter time, and then he drags it from all over the farm and then they have a mega-big bonfire on the night that the New Year arrives. I don’t know what’s that all about, but to be honest, I’m as bit scared they’ll try and cook me, so I’ll make sure that I’m first into the coop that night, just you wait and see! What do you think Aunty Gill; have I got the right idea? Gosh, there are so many things to consider, now that I am getting older. I guess I’ll need to learn lots more stuff like that before I have a go at becoming a Number One rooster.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAI wonder what you will be doing for New Year Aunty Gill, and what your blogger friends will be doing too. Do you all stay tucked up in your coops like me, or become pretend fire-gods like Farmer Spike?

Byeeee….

Love, your Rooster Nephew, Duke xx

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Dear Duke……Thank you so much for coming over here again.Yes, in no time at all now we will all be getting over all the fun of Christmas and rising from the table having eaten…….dinner…….. and it will  be  another New Year again ……and some of us will be watching fireworks. Make sure you keep out of harms way and simply watch the fire. Don’t get too close!  We want you to write next month…..  Love Aunty Gill

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It’s Brian The Talking Bird from Uncle Spikes Farm in Turkey .

SERIES TWO The life of Brian THE NEW ROOSTER DIARIES  2015
Starts here ….

Episode 7: May 27 Meet Brian 
Episode 8: June 27 Brian
Episode 9:  July 27 …. Brian
Episode 10 September  Summer  developments Brian
Episode 11.  October 5  ….. Brian and the  end of summer

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Chapter 12 (posted November 13) Oh dear Brian!…….

SERIES ONE The Original Duke Diaries [NOVEMBER 2014 – APRIL 2015]
Episode 1: November 28 on this page ‘Meet Duke’
Episode 2: December 20  Duke
Episode 3: January 17  Duke
Episode 4:  February 20  Duke
Episode 5:  March 20 Duke
Episode 6:  April 20  Duke

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Uncle Spikes AdventuresTHE ORIGINAL DIARIES   Series ONE

 Hi people! …. Meet Uncle Spike who writes a lively and informative blog about life on the Turkish farm where he lives with his family. (Press the camel for Uncle Spike’s lovely  blog or try the link at the end of the article to get an entertaining and delicious taste of Turkey!). Uncle Spike is the first person I started to follow (and  talk to) when I started blogging in October 2013. His talking birds are a regular feature here starting with Duke a rather gorgeous ‘Turkey bird’ ……..Uncle Spike holds the pen…….

Episode 1: Duke

‘Hello! I’m a Turkey from Chicken.No, no, no…. got that wrong, sorry about that. What I meant to say is that I’m a chicken, FROM Turkey, not a Turkey from…. well, you get the gist. But what you may not know is that Aunty Gill, a.k.a. your blogger friend, really is my aunty, coz she named me when I was younger. Yes, I’m the one and only “Duke-Cocka-Locky”, but often known simply as The Duke.

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I’m a young(ish) rooster, hence the good looks, and I hold the rank of Number Two on our farm. I did try for promotion earlier this year, but after losing a bunch of feathers in a two hour tussle with Pablo (Number One), I have decided to bide my time before sneaking up on Pablo next year, and kickin’ his butt big time. Well, that’s the plan, but I need to grow a pair first, and workout more first, coz he’s a big bruiser, albeit an old bloke!
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So yes, I’m definitely a chicken, and not a Turkey. But I do live in Turkey, although we call it Türkiye, and we have Hindi’s here, which you call Turkey’s – it’s all very confusing to be honest. I tried asking Bonzo, our farm dog, and chief protector, all about this, but he seems to be all brawn and no brain, a bit of a ‘himbo’ I reckon – he doesn’t know diddlysquat. I haven’t told him that to his face, but the guy is chained up, so I think I’m safe enough, haha…
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I’m happy being a chicken though, not a Turkey, or even a Hindi. You see, as a ‘working rooster’, I get paid to spend ‘time with the ladies’; I’m not a chicken called ‘Soup’ you see – that’s the name Farmer Spike gives to the big roosters he keeps in the big pen; they are ALL called Soup, but not me, I’m The Duke! That’s me, on the right by the way: note how many ladies I have near me compared to Pablo – my time will come!!

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Dunno if it’s true, but I heard through the bird vine that my  Aunty Gill and her friends scoff Turkey for lunch…! Yuk, imagine that? Not sure if it’s true, but I wouldn’t wanna be a Turkey, just in case, ya know, I was her favourite nephew for more than just my good looks and cool name. Hmm…
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Thankfully we don’t have Thanksgiving or Christmas here, so I reckon I’m safe on that score, no matter if I’m a chicken OR a turkey.’

UNCLE SPIKE

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It was simply  lovely having you over here Duke……. without eating you this time!~ love from …. Aunty Gill xxx ❤

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Next Diary will appear in the post roll on 20th December.   Duke  has kindly said that he will write regularly every month thereafter!!!