Family Photo Friday!

Family Photo Friday

Hold onto your heart! This week’s photo shows four of my first little chicks in their brooder. In the back is Gracie. You can see how very timid she was then and how she seems to be hiding her side with the strange lump.

When I took this photo, I wasn’t sure if Gracie was going to survive. At the time, I thought it might be the last one I ever took of her. Yet amazingly she grew to become the leader of my little flock. She has been an inspiration to me in so many ways. She is, after all, “My Best Girl Ever.”

Close by Gracie is Rudy, my little Rhode Island Red. (Soon I will share a photo of her and her own first hatchling.) Towards the front are The Emperor and The Empress, not quite the regal looking pair of Brahmas they would grow up to be, but they were definitely happy chicks eager to do all of the things chicks do.

Thanks for joining me in this little look back. Who would have ever imagined my shy little Gracie would be practically famous all over the world? Not me!

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!

Family Photo Friday!

Family Photo Friday

Hold onto your heart! This week’s photo shows all six of my chickens enjoying ears of fresh summer corn. This is one of the advantages of living in a city with so many farms nearby.

Hard to imagine these big beautiful girls being afraid of anything isn’t it?! But, as I shared earlier, they can. The only thing they have to be afraid of with this photo is how it may not show everyone’s “best side.” (Yes, I did use Photoshop. But don’t all celebrities have their photos Photoshopped?)

Who is who? BACK ROW (Left To Right) Gracie (Buff Orpington), Pearl (White Rock), and Amelia (Barred Rock) FRONT ROW (Left To Right) Bessie (Buff Orpington), Blanche (White Rock), and Emily (Gold Laced Wyandotte). You can read more about all of my chickens on this page.

The White Rock Girls have the biggest appetites, particularly Blanche who also lays the biggest eggs. I give away eggs every week in six-egg cartons, and always try to include at least one Blanche “Super Jumbo” even though it makes the carton not so easy to close!

Emily is my Little Lady. She is always so prim and proper and takes only small lady-like bites. She hardly ever needs to wipe her beak after eating, even with juicy fresh summer corn!

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

Each Friday when possible, I’d like to post a photo of Gracie or one of my other chickens…maybe all them! This is so everyone can have a better idea of the inspirations behind the cartoons posted here. (Yes, Gracie is a real chicken, not just a cartoon chicken!)

Hold onto your heart! This week’s photo is of The Emperor during his gangly, awkward “teenage” months. This was soon after the fourteen chickens moved into their first coop. (Only six of them were to be mine since I was raising eight of them for friends.)

The chickens in the background are just sitting and enjoying taking in the world around. There are many song birds and marsh birds in my neighborhood. There is almost always “Bird News” being chattered all around. Perhaps these new backyard residents were the “Headline Story”!

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