Well, we did it. We actually did it! On Sunday, it was time to let the chickens out of the coop for the very first time. Here are pictures from the day:
Of course, the Gabor sisters were out the door and down the ramp first. Dustin watched from the backyard as the chickens hopped around digging and scratching the yard. Menina and Casanova (the Bantams) were next. Around six o’ clock, all the birds marched themselves back in the coop for the night and some much-deserved chowtime. Josh took quite a few pictures of the yard & chickens and when I scrolled through the day’s photos… well, this one was absolutely stunning:
Isn’t he just the best? I am so blessed to have a husband who shares my love for nature and animals. He is passionate about providing and selflessly working to give the very best to the people, plants, and animals in his care. When I think about the traits that one should always look for in a spouse or friend — perhaps that is one of the most important.
Dee - I love your chickens. They’re wonderful. I bet they were ever so happy to get out and enjoy the day. Do you keep their wings clipped? My Mom was good at wing-clipping but every now and then a hen would fly up over the fence and nest up someplace unsafe and in the oddest locations. Chickens are such curious characters.
Thanks for posting this, it brings back such wonderful memories for me.
I’m so pleased that your husband shares your love of nature. There are some bonds that strengthen a relationship and I think to share a love for something is the best and strongest.
My Guy was a city-boy who loved the country life. I think he fell as much in love with my country life as he did with me at first. lol But then the job situation changed and we had to move a few times and then we finally settled here. Sadly, it’s possible we will be on the move again soon. ~sigh~
Anyway, it’s a blessing to have a husband who shares such a special part of your heart and soul.
I enjoyed the video. It’s beautiful and so soulful and sweet. The pictures are breathtaking. Thanks for sharing it!
Thank you, my friend, for your wonderful comments in my journal. It’s always a pleasure to hear from you.
I hope you have a wonderful rest of the day and fabulous week!
Leah - Your chickens are so cute. I bet they were thrilled to get to go out and enjoy the great outdoors. 🙂
I just sent you some pictures, didn’t have much time over the weekend to get around to it.
I hope you have a wonderful day!
The Canuck - Hi there! Thanks for visiting, and thanks for the compliment; the igloo is still new, but it seems like it’s off to a pretty good start. If there’s anything you’ve heard about Canada that you want to know about, do feel free to ask. I can’t promise you that you’ll get a straight answer – then again, that’s part of the fun LOL – but you will get an answer, just the same.
Have a great day, and thanks again for visiting!
Leah - o you’ve heard 2 Cubic Feet before? Amazing how unsigned bands can be well known despite having no record label or anything. The joys of the internet, I guess. haha
The issue with “my spot” at the rink is, I work for the team so basically if they want someone else there to get video then I have to do what they say. So I would have had to move if I’d been there before the videographer. I already get to the rink an hour before game time as it is. Eh, they’re not using any of my pictures anyway – they used a few from the home opener back in November and that’s it. They still want me there but they don’t use what I (or anyone, for that matter) send them after the games are over. So I guess it doesn’t really matter too much. 🙂
Razor Family Farms - Hello Dee, Leah, and the Canuck! Well, here is the news: our Gabor sisters are having a bit of an identity crisis… or rather we are having a bit of a crisis identifying them. Just now, one of the “girls” crowed. Yes, my friends, crowed. Like a rooster. Now one rooster isn’t really an issue but then we observed some very… er…. friendly behavior. Two of our three Gabor sisters were in drag. We plan on returning to the flea market and finding said chicken man and trading in our male imposters for the real thing. Sakes! Anyway, hello Dee. We haven’t clipped their wings and probably won’t unless it becomes an issue. I’m so glad you shared about your mom. That made me smile. Canuck— thank you for posting! I hope you return many times and tell me all about Canadians! Leah– I think that it is a very shabby thing for a team to treat such a wonderful photographer in this manner. Do you get in free? The very least they could do is allow you free or GREATLY reduced admission since you stand there and film them and listen to the zamboni song until you’re ready to pop. You are very level-headed about the whole thing. I admire that.
Leah - Oh my goodness, little drag queen chickens! That is quite possibly the funniest image I’ve ever had in my head… if only I had a knack for drawing, I could share it!
Yes I get to see the games for free, so it’s not that bad I suppose. The league pays for anything I want from the concession stand too but I usually just sneak in my own snacks and drinks from home. Honestly at this point that’s really the only reason I’m still doing it – getting to see some good pro hockey for free, and getting to be friends with some of the players has made it a better experience as well. Very undecided about what I’ll do next season, though, because I’m not sure I want to do this again even if it does mean free hockey games.
Landon - Roosters in drag…it doesn’t get any better than that! Seriously, I loved that video. It was beautiful and the accompanying song was incredibly sweet. Thanks for sharing that. The picture that Josh took of the tree was postcard-quality. It seems you have a druid on your hands! As to being fortunate to have found someone who shares the things you love, let’s just say I know exactly how you feel.
Razor Family Farms - Leah & Landon, I’m very glad that we could get you two laughing! Of course, we searched the Net and found a few articles about crowing hens… but we’re pretty sure our crowing “hens” will not be producing eggs. We did, however, discover that we have show-quality birds. The pictures we saw looked identical to the Gabor sisters. So we think that we’ll just buy some hens and not worry with trying to take anyone back.
Yes, Landon, I think that you do know exactly how I feel! The only thing that compares to having your own soul mate — is knowing that your very best friend (anam cara) has met their soul mate.
Leah, I’m very pleased that you have become friends with a few of the players. We have met a few of our Columbus Cottonmouths (minor pro) and many of them are very homesick. Most of our guys are from Saskatoon and places like that so trips home are limited to a few times a year. They all really enjoy having some U.S. “family.” I can just picture you fixing those hockey players homemade cream cheese on bagels! 🙂
Dee - Oh what an interesting situation with your chickens in drag! Like I said, chickens are curious characters!
I love it! Keep us updated!
Hope you have a dandy of a day!
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