Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fall is Here

It feels nothing like it with a ninety degree day, but Fall is upon us. This is my favorite season of all. I love the changing leaves, well when that happens. It is anniversary season for my parents. For Dave and I as well. It is birthday season. Woohoo!!! I love the warmish days and cool nights. I can't wait to build a fire in the woodstove! Come on chilly nights!

Even though the weather isn't cooperating I got out my decorations: candy corn garland, my painted quail, the pumpkin and acorn candy dishes, the Thanksgiving salt and pepper shakers(it is never too early to be thankful), a wreath for the door and pumpkins galore!! Ah.  It is a full moon tonight. I love that too. Now..... I will have to wait for the cool air to arrive. Happy waiting. Happy Fall!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010


I found these in the yard last week.
I think that they are lovely.

I can imagine little fairies and gnomes hiding out under there.

I just had to capture their images. They reminded me my favorite Beatrix Potter image.
If anyone can find a print of this I will be indebted to you forever. It is just stunning to me. The ferns. The leaves. The fungi detail. Sigh. Thanks Beatrix.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


I love Daisy. When she first hatched I didn't want a "blue" chicken. Blue means gray in chicken talk. But as she grew her coloring became one of my favorites. She has her quirks. Sometimes she sounds like a duck. She is the one that got the hole broody hen club started. She doesn't like to be held and is spunky!!!

I love seeing her in the basket by the back door. I think it is a stunning sight. And when she leaves, I fetch my breakfast. Thanks Daisy.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Where's Little Jerry?

Well, Little Jerry and Momma are finally integrating with the rest of the flock. They run around together and spend lots of time under cover. I thought we could play a little game of "Where's Little Jerry?" kind of like "Where's Waldo?".

Where's Little Jerry? By her momma, perfectly camouflaged, beside the hydrangeas.
Where's Little Jerry? Poking her head out from the hydrangea leaves!
Where's Little Jerry? Looking for Momma!!! Can you see her here? Her coloring hides her so well!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Little Jerry Goes Outside

Well, it had to happen. Momma and baby had to move outside one day. I would miss Little Jerry's baby peeps, but not the smell of chicken in a confined space!!

Before the move

One unhappy Momma on the move 
My first time holding Little Jerry. She was showing off her wing feathers.
Little Jerry's first glimpse of the outside world
The cutest little chicken face in the whole wide world
Little Jerry's first glimpse of her new home

Look how tiny!!!
Checking in with Momma
And it's hard to see, but a proper ride on Mom's back makes the day complete.
Mom and baby are doing great!!! More pictures to come!!!
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