Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Chicks and followers...

This past week I have noticed I have lost a few followers. If you are not going to follow my blog anymore, that is fine, just let me know in a comment. I have no idea who stopped following and I am kind of curious :). Anyway here are some new pictures! Sweet little Aretha. I think she will be a photographer when she grows up-she kept pecking the camera!
Here is Hillary with some chick fluff still left...
And Rosalynn investigating my skirt. Dad is working on an addition to our coop so we can move the little chicks in to it. We can't mix the older chickens with the young chicks. That would be a lot of pain on the younger chicks part :). Thank you for following my blog and commenting! This new following fiasco has made me realize how much I like getting comments from you! So thanks again!

old time chicks...

I felt like using the monochrome filter today.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

All hail miss stripey...

Here are some pics of our Barred Rocks, whose stripes are coming in wonderfully!Here is Eleanor. A classic;

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Creativity at work!

On Friday my friends and I went crazy with the paints and made this awesome shirt! We went out to eat afterwards and the shirt was still wet and I got some on the seat belt. Anyway it is really amazing. To get more details go here. Little Ladybird got a little irritated during the photo shoot. For future notice, the next post will be about what I did with my creative energy today!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Yeah, we're hip!

Here is a quotation from All Things Considered:

Chickens aren't just for farms anymore. That's right — urban hens are hip. Across the country, city dwellers — attracted by the idea of having fresh eggs, a new hobby or even unique pets — are keeping flocks.

Awesome, huh? Our neighbors just got them too!

Growin' up

Here are some more pics of Eleanor from yesterday, I love her stripes, they are going to be beautiful when she is full grown.

All of the chick fluff is gone, although Hillary and Dolley still have a little. I think it will be gone by next week. Thank you for reading my blog! I really appreciate all of you!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Striped wonder

Today was beautiful, or Il fait beau in french, and I spent the afternoon running around outside. I had an awesome tennis party and they had a karaoke machine! I sang three songs with Anna, Lilia and Kate! It was awesome, and I was glad when some JV people came up to join the fun. Anyway, here are some great pics of Eleanor!
Today is awesome and tomorrow will be even better(right, Anna)!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Oh no

blog trouble. I can not bring up my blog on my computer. I might have to change the URL. Comment to see if you can see my blog on your computer. I hope this problem will be fixed soon. Please comment!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Feet for a thought

This is random, but I didn't take any pictures today. Enjoy Lady Bird's feet! They are so clean at this age!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Knitting with Lady Bird

Mom was knitting and someone thought she would join her...
Lady Bird looks good with blue. You can see the feathers starting to come out of the chick fluff. Have a great week everybody!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Summer Days...are almost here...

Yay, summer is on the way! Only five weeks of school left!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009

Friday with Lady Bird...

Today was a beautiful day, and I took advantage of it by hanging out with Lady Bird. She has grown up so much-look at all of her new feathers. The only chick fluff left is on her head. What is really cool, is Lady Bird has started taking dust baths(where chickens bathe in dirt to clean their feathers from parasites and other dirty things). Her first one was in my hands. If you have chickens you will know they start fluffing up their wings and moving all around. It was very cute watching her get the hang of it.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Oh no, it's a dude!

As my friend Kate always says, well she just says the word "dude" a lot. Anyway, I am getting worried that Aretha isn't as feminine as we thought her to be. We might have another rooster in the making. Darn.

I guess I might just be a bit paranoid after Richie, but as the guy at the Grange told us "You've got to have a rooster". Hmm, I may be counting my roosters before they crow.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Which breed?

Lady Bird is a Silver Laced Wyandotte. On her chick cage it said "silver wyandotte", and there are two varieties of Wyandottes. Chicken enthusiasts will know the Silver Penciled Wyandotte and the Silver Laced Wyandotte. Today I was comparing Lady Bird's plumage with that of what she will grow into. I am relying on chicken enthusiasts(Cori?) that it looks like Lady Bird will be a silver laced Wyandotte. I am not sure, which is why I need some help!
This is a picture of a Silver Laced Wyandotte.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


This Sunday I was confirmed into my church. It was a great day and one I will always remember. Here is my outfit that is also what my friend Lilia gave me for my birthday!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Lady Bird among plant life

I know this is a strange title, but at this time I can't think of anything cleverer. Here are some pics of Lady Bird out by our herb patch.

You can see many of her feathers growing in, although her chick fluff is still present on her head.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

I love this

This has to be my favorite picture of a chick. You will notice I posted it on my birthday a few days back. Here is the same picture with an added touch courtesy of picnik. I love Rosalynn, I wish she was still this size, but they are getting so big...

A day for mom...

Happy Mothers Day to all you moms out there! This is what I made my mom:

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Birthday Surprises

My birthday was a great success! Some friends came over after the dance and slept over, Kate, Lilia and Anna. We had a lot of fun and here are some of the gifts I recieved from them
Anna put in a lot of work ironing on some of my favorite things onto this awesome pillow! One of the best presents I would say.Here are all of the cards, and you will see what Lilia got me in the next post!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Its your favorite bird...

Ok, maybe yesterday wasn't the last of Rosalynn. I think we are almost out of pictures of her. almost.

There were some beautiful forget me nots in the backyard. Actually, I think they were the weed variety, but they were pretty all the same.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

More Rosalynn....

You may have noticed most of the posts this week have been about Rosalynn. Well, I took a lot of pictures of her on Sunday and I can't fit them all into one post. You have to admit, they are all pretty cute.This one is my fav.^