Tuesday, July 5, 2016
broke into their home this weekend.
He fought with all his might.
He lost his fight yesterday...
I know it is the circle of life but I am writing with tears in my eyes at his loss and the loss of the two little black and white Bantams.
I can't believe I am crying over chickens but those who know me know these weren't just chickens, they are my pets.
Who come to me when I called them.
Who would follow me for treats.
Who would eat out of my hand.
We've moved the remaining four hens to a safe home, a home of a dear friend who was willing to take on four more mouths to feed and care for all in the name of friendship.
Rest In Peace Sir Charles... I will really miss you
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Meet the king of the roost! What a stately rooster he is.
Not to mention he is very proud of himself!
He certainly guards his girls too. When Hubs went into the pen the other day Sir Charles
showed his spurs to keep Hubs in check. He is one tough rooster going against Hubs!
I am loving being a chicken mom ... although some people think I am quite nuts!
Friday, May 6, 2016
Here's what blooming in the garden! It seems to be a purple week!
Clematis planted in memory of Hubs' dad -His favorite.
Columbine so dainty but so hardy...
And lilac - one of my very favorites. This was one of the best birthday presents I've ever received...
It means so much to me and I planted it where I can enjoy it every single day.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Since there's not much growing around here I thought I'd share a few things that get lost in the
greenery of summer...
These stone cats sit in my shade garden and often are disguised by the hostas that fill in behind them. The garden is just starting to fill out and this spot has changed quite a bit since it was taken.
This curly - kinky branched tree often gets overlooked once someone sees the other gardens.
It a Contorted Filbert, also known as Harry Lauder Walking Stick. Its one of my favorites.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Monday, April 11, 2016
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
It all started with this little chicken coop advertised on the bulletin board at work.
I decided it was a sign, something I've wanted to do for along time. And the price was right to start a little hobby.
We got our chickens from his cousin who raises them. He also raises miniature brahmas, donkeys, ducks and puppies. We planned on 4 - which ended up being 6 hens and one stately rooster. By the weekend I realized they didn't have enough room! So we added on - hence the new red addition.
After a week it was clear they needed an out of coop area - so we added on AGAIN!
This time we used fence panels and made a proper area for them to scratch around in on the days when we are home with them. I painted the first coop with red trim to match the second addition.
We also added a rabbit hutch inside to give them another sheltered area. I've already found an egg in there too!
We've only had them a few weeks and they already have a routine down pat. They know when I come out they are getting a treat and come running to meet me. They love to spend the day in the sunshine of their new fenced area and quickly line up to go in. At mealtime about 6ish they are ready to go back in the coop to eat and for the night.
Here they are waiting for me to feed them! They love their new home and owners and have blessed us with lots of eggs already. Stayed tuned for more chicken news and to meet the cast of characters.
In the meantime - here is the king - Sir Charles our rooster...
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
This is what happens when we have two inches of rain on an already soggy yard...
Although this was taken this past summer our yard looked like just like this today - well except for the green!
Monday, February 22, 2016
I've been so bad about keeping this blog up - not sure anyone even reads it anymore and I should just give it up. But, something deep inside keeps nudging me to post again.
So here I go again.
If you read this post please leave me a comment so I know someone is!
I am sure everyone from this area is looking forward to spring as much as I am.
We had a tease of warm weather this weekend and walking down this very sidewalk I see signs of spring. Little nubs of green trying to poke up. In a few months the sidewalk will look close to the photo above.
I can't wait!