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I am a 42 year old woman that is about as happy and content as one person can be. My husband of 21 years and our 15 year old daughter live on five and a half acres out in the country. We moved from the city four years ago and never looked back. I homeschool our daughter. We also love our animals. Our daughter has a miniature horse and two rabbits. We also have a border collie, two cats (again), two pot belly pigs, four peafowl, three emus, 2 llamas and an undetermined number of chickens, lets just say ohhh about 200. I have many breeds, from layers to fancy chickens. I love poultry shows, I love fowl in general as I have come to find out through having more than just chickens. Chickens will always be my first love though. I do show some of my birds occasionally.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Spoiled Animals and Random Ramblings

Here you can see just about every animal I have...that ahem...is supposed to be free ranging this time of year. So what are they all doing up here with me? Someone please tell them they need to get out and eat the green grass and bugs! ;)


Here are all my lovelies out in the grow pen..they are all getting so big. Can you tell its time to fill the feeder??? LOL

"Hey mom, mom, mom, Hey mom, how about that feed? Hey mom, mom, mom!"




I am so proud of my Sultan babies. When I got the original Sultans last Spring they went through this terrible ratty looking stage before filling out like these look. These babies never went through a ratty stage...they are like little versions of the adults. Excuse the Serama butting into the picture...lol.



Here sits my tomato plants...til I can get them planted, I hope this Sunday. Two of them already have blooms on them.



You can see we got two of those little kits too. The cactus is for Ian and the herbs are for me.

Below, a head shot of Boo...he is always close by.



They are growing increasingly friendly and curious. I had all three around me. One of the girls trying to pull out my hair clip, another pulling at my shirt sleeve...I turn to touch them back...and they hesitate and back up just a little, but if they want to touch me, I get to touch them too. ;)


breakaway1968 said...

Oh I loved this entry today. I watched your movie twice cuz I just love looking at those chickens.  What is that big white one?  Is that a cochin?  He/she has a big curling looking tail end.  I LOVE that bird...cute!  I should have gotten a while cochin!  I don't have any white birds :(  I need a white bird lol I need THAT type of white bird.

breakaway1968 said...

Ok maybe a white orp?  I didn't see any feathers on the legs and feet.  It's just so darn cute!   I called the PO and no chicks yet :(  Prob tomorrow.

breakaway1968 said...

Ok I'm curious...how many eggs a day do YOU collect ! lol  You must get a ton!  

madcobug said...

I see they are all getting along together. Kids, Emus and chickens. Cute video. My son and his wife are gettng into some fancy chickens. I have no idea what kind but some of the eggs are really high priced. The name of one of them he wrote down for me is Copper Black Marans. I looked at google and found these eggs
http://feathersite.com/Poultry///CGK/Marans/BRKMarans.html There were going to Franklin to get either eggs or chicks last night bur I don't know what kind.

wwfbison said...

Will have to see the video later, not at home...shhhhh!  I love the pics and Boo is quite lovely.  They sound like so much fun to have around.  Your plants look good, I planted mine and the one is the upside thingy is looking really bad.  I had to pull the grape tomato plant out and put it in a container it looked like it was dead ~ we'll see.  It has been so chilly here in the mornings and then rain all the time, I hope they pull through.

rdautumnsage said...

Thanks for the smile, it's almost like getting a free visit to the petting zoo. It's been raining and cold here to the point I have to bring in my starter plants at night. I want to plant them in the garden, at this rate it will be mid June before that happens. (Hugs) Indigo

jimsulliv3 said...

Neat pictures... have you considered starting on your ark, just in case?


bojgill4375 said...

Nice pictures. Blessings, Janie

ally123130585918 said...

Kelly I just loved the video ~ don't they all get along well together ~ and the pictures are great too ~ Ally x

schoolgal040 said...

I am in love with Boo. He has the sweetest face! I want one...LOL
You bought the same tomatoes I did-Early Girls. Unfortunetly mine didn't make it. I made some mistakes, some my fault and some not. And this was my first time ever growing tomatoes and I learned a lot! I'm still trying to figure out what happened. I think it was a combo of insects that the soap (Neem) didn't get rid of, weather (too hot, then too cold), and I think I used the wrong potting soil for tomatoes in a container. But there is next year! I'm going to post some pics of what happened. I still have a few left and tons and tons of blooms still. Plus, I have about 9 new tomatoes. I had a total of 25 and now I'm down to about 12. Sniff-Sniff.


wwfbison said...

I love the video...totally cool with everyone milling about and munching.  I can't believe the emus get along so well with the chickens.  Looks like alot of fun being in with all of them.