Monday, October 29, 2012

Chicken Stories...

Pilgrim's Farm has 7 laying hens...
but, right now, we get 3 eggs a day

because, you see...
one hen is sitting/brooding...
and 3 are in the process of bringing up chickies

Dottie, here, has one new baby
(and she looks rather proud of it, too)


and as a first time mama...
she wants everyone to stay away from her little puffball...
including all other chickens 



Roja, our mixed Rhode Island Red and Wyandotte Bantam...
is also a first time mama but...
she is a little more relaxed about the whole process



Puffball to mama: "Mama, what is that lady doing with the thing in her hand?"



Mama: "Oh, she's just taking our pictures."



"Just ignore her. This is what she does all the time. You'll get used to it."



Puffball: "Really?"



Puffball: "Hey, you wanna take my picture? Do I look cute?"



Mama to Puffball: "Come on, little one. No need to show off."



and then, we have Kittie...
a second time mama who's done a good job so far
I believe she is bringing up a hen for me
more eggs, please



Puffball to mama: "Mama, what is she talking about?"



Mama: "Well, it's like this...God in His great wisdom of creation..."



Puffball: "Oh."



Mama: "Come on, little Puffball, you have a long ways to go before those egg-laying days."



Puffball: "I still don't understand."



Mama: "You will, little Puffball, you will."


I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God,
that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice,
holy, acceptable unto God,
which is your reasonable service.
Romans 12:1

May your day or night be blessed in God's grace.

15 comments :

  1. Your puffballs are so very sweet! And they have such good Mama's!

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  2. Your barnyard banties are gorgeous. They really do start out as little puffballs. So sweet. Great pictorial. I remember when my kids asked those questions! :D
    Debbie

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  3. I so much enjoyed scrolling a bit through your blog today! Such a beautiful and exotic place you live in. And you chronicle your farm life and lovely cottage there so well.

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  4. I just love chickens and the eggs are amazing. We very seldom have to buy any, only in the long cold winter months. You should write a childrens book it would be so sweet all about puffballs!
    Blessings, Roxy

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  5. Sweet little puffball conversations! I haven't raised babies yet, but I think I would like to! 'Specially after seeing these cute babies!

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  6. Sweet little babies and their moms!

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  7. awwww....such cute little puffballs...I want some now!

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  8. I love that second photo so much that I saved it as a desktop background. Hope that's ok - it's just so sweet!
    Kim C.

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    1. Kim, you're welcome to use the photo. Thanks for the compliment and your visit!

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  9. Your mama hens are so nice looking and your blog has a tropical feel. Do you live in the Caribbean, by any chance? My husband and I lived on Nevis for four months and loved it.

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    1. Terra, yes, we live on Grenada, way down Caribbean south. We love the tropics. Thank you for your compliment, question and visit.

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  10. That was funny, sweet and beautiful. Thank you for sharing your chicken stories with us Jean. Have a truly blessed day in the Lord sweet sister.

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  11. You have a sweet way of telling stories.
    Thank you.
    Your chickens are beautiful, and seem so happy, and healthy.

    Smiles :)
    K.

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  12. Sweet chickies!

    Great photos -

    Deanna

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  13. SUch cute mamas with their darling babies!

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