Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A Number of Things

Okay, so I have a lot to post about.  That seems to happen a lot, but I don't get around to all of it.  Then it becomes old news.  Then I end up not sharing some things because that happened three weeks ago.  Who cares?!  I'm gonna share a few things today, but still not all of it because it would be an insanely long post.  Besides, it can become some boring details anyway. 
Thanks for the thoughts of comfort on my Monday.  I got up at 3:30 this morning to go pee, and it was raining again.  Then at 6:30 this morning it was coming down in buckets, as the morning news anchor, Lynette Taylor,  put it.  I was glad the chicks were in the brooder.  They are still outside, but they are under the shelter.  Wanna see some pics of them?  I got some before I scooped them up and some of them in the brooder box.  The white ones came from this silkie rooster and white hen.  You can see the black chickie in with her in the second pic, but none of the black chicks made it.  I was gravely disappointed.
They were hatched in a nest box I got from Pam, over at Life On A Southern Farm
She and Farm Man make and sell nesting boxes for the hens.  The have a web site called Hen Pals.  Even if you don't have chickens they are certainly worth checking out.  Excellent hand-made craftsmanship!

I also got these!  A friend and co-worker was doing some spring cleaning and getting rid of a bunch of chicken stuff!  I reminded him of my chicken adventures, and last Friday he brought me a big box of chicken stuff!  Look at all the stuff he brought me!
Do you remember the pic of the nest I took with the bird tail sticking out of it?  You can see it here.  Turns out, it was a mama Robin.  When she flew off I grabbed the ladder and my camera and climbed up to see what she had in my Magnolia tree.  Guess what I found?!  This!!

I have a flower that popped up in the middle of the back yard last year.  Does anyone know what it is?  I dug it up and moved it over by the mailbox.
I have more, but I will share later.  I got two awards!  One from Amy and one from Tracey.  Actually, the one I got from Tracey I got a month or two ago and never posted about it.  I'm a bad, bad boy and in need of a good spanking.  I thank them dearly from the heart of my bottom, and I will share about that tomorrow, time willing. 

13 comments:

Amy said...

awwww so sweet!! lovely piccys!!

yeah, you are a bad boy Randy...get the awards on here you should be proud to have a blog that peeps love!!

Ames xxxx

Becca's Dirt said...

You are a bad boy Randy. I believe that is an iris. Don't know which one though. It is beautiful. Congrats on the award.

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

great robin pictures!!!!!
they are sweet bouncy little birds!

LemonyRenee' said...

The pictures are all so wonderful. Those baby robins just make my day.

Christine H. said...

Beautiful chickens, beautiful nesting boxes, beautiful baby robins, and beautiful Tradescantia. That's the Latin name for that flower. The common names aren't nearly so nice: Spiderwort and Cow Slobber (because the sap is clear and mucilagenous.) Yours looks like a Tradescantia Virginiana, which is native to the eastern U.S.

Donna said...

Sorry about the chicks....
The flowers? No clue, but they're Pretty!
Congratulations on the awards! You deserve them!!
Hugs to you sweetie!
hughugs

Jabacue said...

Yes, I agree, that it is a Spider Wort. Very prolific here in our garden.

Tracey said...

I'm so used to being ignored...!xxx

Chickens in the Basement said...

Your flower is Spider Wart. It blooms all summer and spreads a little. Your chickens are cute!

LindaG said...

Sorry I haven't had time to comment. Working vacations don't give you much time.
Thanks for sharing the pictures with us. At least some of your chicks survived. That was good to see.

*hugs* ♥

joanne said...

love the baby birdie pics...and I think those flowers are Iris, if you cut them back after they bloom you will have tons more next year. Stop with the rain already!

Toni aka irishlas said...

Sorry about your chicks...

The baby robin photo's are great! I can almost hear them peeping!

Little Messy Missy said...

Love the pictures of the baby birds! Send me a silkie banty please I need another one! Hahahah.
xoxoxoxox