Family Photo Friday!

Family Photo Friday

Today’s photograph is of Emily after she and the others had finished their Thanksgiving Day feast of baked sweet potatoes and pomegranate poms. In the background, Gracie is taking care of an itch.

We started with dessert, the pomegranate, because since it was a holiday, “dessert first” was fine. Emily is more ladylike with this treat, and so I usually hand feed this to them. She doesn’t like to get the juice from the poms on her face. The others just shake it off, and so they are more likely to grab too hard and splatter juice in all directions. Emily, above all, is a proper lady.

I had not expected Emily to let me take her photos and especially this closely. She is normally shy, but I think their Thanksgiving Day menu put her in a good mood, or at least good enough to not be so shy with the camera.

Emily had a very rough late fall molt and lost all of her neck and head feathers except for a few that hung down in back like a pony tail. (Can you really call it a “pony tail” if it is on a chicken?) But her feathers have come back enough to keep her neck warm, though they still have a bit more to go before they are at their fullest and most iridescent.

I appreciate that she allowed me to use her photo for today’s post even though she is still not at her “feathery best.” You can see the tiny cream-colored feathers covering her ears. It looks as if she may be waiting to hear me say, “I almost forgot. I have one more Thanksgiving Day treat for you!” Chickens are always hopeful.

In the photo below you can see how shy Emily really is while Amelia’s boldness is undeniable. This photo was taken several weeks before Emily’s late fall molt began.

We are truly thankful for all we have and for you, our readers. We hope that all of your days, holidays or not, are filled with many wonderful things, including the small things in life like sweet potatoes and pomegranates or anything else that you particularly enjoy.

Each post shares a glimpse into my journey as a writer and illustrator. Every “Like,” “Follow,” and “Comment” is truly appreciated. Some strange mix-up happened with this post earlier today. Hopefully it is okay now. Thanks!

15 thoughts on “Family Photo Friday!”

    1. So good to hear from you! I had told Amelia you were away, and she told me not to worry and that you would be back. “It’s just something we as independent adventurous poets do from time to time,” she explained. Looking forward to reading whatever is new that you’re sharing with us on “Quotelings”!

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      1. Life and health required that I simplify things, and so, my offerings will be more succinct moving forward. Missed you and the girls. I follow you on Facebook, so I didn’t miss too many of the antics from your girls. They make me smile 🙂

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      2. I understand, and I too am thinking it is time to simplify. Amelia was quite exciting I told her you were writing again on WordPress. She was so excited that she didn’t even bother to come down the chicken ladder after I told her; she just flew down from their coop. Such a flurry of wing-flapping and excitement! Take care of yourself. 🙂

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