Sunday, August 28, 2011


What have I been up to lately? Well obviously not posting anything on here! So here's some catching up.

I've been getting to hang out with two of the coolest nephews in the world a lot.

I've been to 3 baby showers in the last 3 weeks. Two for my sister-in-law who is due very soon! Auntie times 3 booyah!
The other one was for my good friend Ruth.

Ben and I went to a 'Reckless Kelly and Randy Rogers Band" concert at the Crystal Palace which was so much fun.

I'm going to try my hand at my first quilt. It will just be a lap sized one so as not to dice in and drown on my first one. I'm pretty excited about it, I have a great many teachers in the family to help me along the way.

And of course, my puppies. Tiller is growing like crazy and gets to go with Ben more and more. She's already listening really well. As for Dezi, the weenie dog, she's a lost cause as far as obediance but she's just so cute!

Monday, August 15, 2011

The Chicken Saga....

....continues! Well these chickens have been quite an interesting venture in my life. We've had them for a while and I've been patiently awaiting the arrival of eggs. After all my toiling and sweating to keep them feed and their coup clean I think I deserve some fresh eggs. Yeah about that, I think my chances have decreased. One of our "hens" is an impostor! It's a rooster if i've ever seen one. Big and noisy. He cockodoodledoos all day long. It's not loud enough to bother us in the house but he can be heard. Here's a picture of him with his ladies. He's the big black one. I must admit he is pretty. His tail feathers have an iridescent quality that show hints of purple, blue, and green.

My first eggs. All within two days. They are on the small side but that's because my hens are young. Since they are white I assume they came from our leghorns. No brown ones yet.

Sadly this afternoon I have come to the conclusion I won't be having a plethora of eggs in the immediate future. This part of the saga once again invokes Dezi our little killer. I was getting ready for work this morning and heard our rooster which is typical but he wasn't acting as usual. Typically it's a cookoodoodledoo here and a cockoodoodledoo there but this morning it was NON-STOP. Whatever I thought, he's crazy. I come home after Monday lunch and go outside to do a few things. I hear Dezi growling from behind the spa at Tiller. Typical but I checked out it. Yup, you guessed it, a dead white chicken. There's a skin gap at the roof of our coup that will now be closed off, just not in time for this one. So I have one white chicken that's good for some eggs hopefully otherwise these brown ones need to get their act together. Oh, and the rooster is ticked that's why he's so loud today. I can hear him right now. Believe me when I say there's never a dull moment around here :)