Family Photo Friday!

Family Photo Friday

This is my Blanche after a warm healing bath as she was just beginning to doze off in my arms. We were watching a weather report of more pleasant and sunnier days ahead. This was good because I think the cold temperatures are related to how she has been feeling along with several other things. (I will share more about those thoughts tomorrow.)

Blanche and Pearl have their own coop and run near my garage and apart from the others. (More about that tomorrow as well.) They know about everything happening on the street. My neighbor’s little grandchildren will watch them from the end of the driveway. They love chickens, and Blanche and Pearl love an audience. For Pearl, it’s all about her silly antics! For Blanche, it’s all about her beautiful pure white feathers!

If you haven’t been following along and would like to better understand the story behind this photo, you may want to read a post from last week and a post from earlier this week. It’s not her best photo, and she looks so much better now, especially when she is standing so proudly and surveying the yard while watching for predators. Her white feathers in the sun are strikingly beautiful. I hope you can imagine!

I will do my best to post each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Every “Like,” “Follow,” and “Comment” is truly appreciated!

Family Photo Friday!

Family Photo Friday

Hold onto your hearts! This week’s photo is one of my sweet Emily, a true Little Lady if there ever was one.

She is an early riser, and yesterday morning when I opened the coop, she had already laid an egg for me. She hurried down the ladder to get her breakfast while I held her still-warm treasure in my hand. She is such a good chicken.

Emily and Amelia joined our little flock just about a year ago. They are best friends, different from each other and different from all of the others.

Although she is the smallest by far, she still works hard to lay eggs as big as everyone else. She makes sure she is never overlooked, and always has something to say even though her voice is smaller and softer (and much more ladylike) than the rest.

Her feathers are beautiful, don’t you think? Against the straw in the run, you may see how the feather colors and patterns help to camouflage her. They would be perfect in the shadowy brush of a forest, the original home of domesticated chickens.

It was a vacation day for me, so I took my chair inside the run and enjoyed my second cup of coffee while everyone had their breakfast salad. Emily spent some time checking out my project pants and shoes just in case some of the paint specks might really be bugs for breakfast. They could be camouflaged too!

You can read more about all of my chickens on this page.

I will do my best to post each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. When I can, I like to post these photos so you know these are real chickens even though some of our adventures may not be. Every “Like,” “Follow,” and “Comment” is truly appreciated!

Family Photo Friday

Family Photo Friday

I thought it might be good to share this photo of Amelia today since yesterday’s post was all about her. Of course, this only shows one side of her very dynamic and adorable personality!

This is a photo of Amelia on New Year’s Day. You can see a little of Bessie there too. While Bessie has her head buried in the breakfast salad, Amelia is giving me “the eye” and trying to figure out just what is going on. Amelia keeps me on my toes, and she doesn’t miss a thing.

When I’m filling their dry feed holder in the morning, she is the only one who will fly up to the shelf I use and inspect everything. She will even help herself to her favorite items in the mixing bucket before it’s all poured into the holder. Her most favorite? Sunflower kernels.

Sometimes I move my chair into their run area so we can all sit and enjoy time together. Amelia is the first (and often only) one to claim the chair when I go back into the house to find a treat for everyone.

Yes, she is bold and adventurous! I’ve been told when she was just a little chick, she was the first to make it to the top of the water container, the first to make it to the top of the brooder box, the first to reach anything! This is why her original Chicken Mom and Dad named her after Amelia Earhart.

Yet with such an independent spirit, she still has a very sweet side which she shows only to those she knows and loves.

You can read more about all of my chickens on this page.

I will do my best to post each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Every “Like,” “Follow,” and “Comment” is truly appreciated!