Thursday, September 10, 2015

Busy with Babies

Another day of getting absolutely nothing done! I don't know where the days go. Good gosh! Everything in the house needs dusting, the carpet needs shampooing, both bathrooms and the hallway need a new coat of paint, and there are cobwebs on the deer antlers again. 

Could it be there are too many cute, needy little animals around, taking up my time? Probably! Anyhow, I'm tickled to tell you that all eight baby chicks are doing fine...

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It's hard to tell now which was the weak baby. And Red, maybe I am having trouble with my numbers! Could it be age related? :)  All I know is there were six chicks on the porch and one chick left behind in the little dog house, and now there's a total of eight chicks in the pen. 

and more babies on the teeny tiny farm.

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These little sweetie pie guineas are about two weeks old.  Every morning I am amazed to see the mama guinea show up with all thirteen of her babies. Baby guineas in the wild rarely survive.

Joking about numbers reminds me of my Daddy. He was going to help me with my homework one evening many many years ago. Fractions! He was going to help me understand fractions. Well, I clearly remember Daddy, after working with me for a while, getting up from the table, shaking his head, and walking out of the room. He must have thought it was useless.

Guess I had better get busy. The buzzer just sounded on the clothes dryer...at least that's done. Thank you for visiting. Please come back.

Love,
Henny




14 comments:

  1. I know! I really don't have a lot going on these days but it seems like, just when I get the bed made in the morning, it's time to get back in! It must be an age thing, truly. Loving your little farm babies! I thought I wanted to get rid of all my animals except the dogs and barn cats but now that I am down to one hen and one goat, I am starting to miss it. I think in the spring, I will gather more little animal kiddos again.

    Grace & Peace

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  2. How wonderful. How could anyone get anything done with all that cuteness around?
    Cute trumps house cleaning every time!

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  3. Good to know all those little chicks are doing well.

    Those little chicks and guinea babies are so much fun to watch I can see how you would lose track of time and not get much otherwise done.

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  4. I wouldn't get a thing done either if I had such cute little balls of fluff to watch and keep track of. Glad they are doing so well. Cooking and cleaning can wait! The dust will be there tomorrow. :-)

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  5. I'd have to hire a house-keeper if there were baby anything on my lot. :)

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  6. All counting aside, it's great to have little chicks around.

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  7. I would be watching the babies all the time too! Love the sounds of the Guineas. Looks like all your chicks are doing great! :)

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  8. Wow! Lots of babies. The work can wait. Have fun with your chicks.

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  9. Jewel is such a good mother hen. The Guineas are cute too. When I was growing up we had Guineas one year but only that one and now I wonder what happened to them. Never thought to ask my parents. There are so many things now that I wish I'd asked about. Seems when you get older you think back and want to know things that didn't seem important before.

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  10. Babies are just so cute! I could sit and watch the little chicks for hours. Mine have already got wing feathers grown in.

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  11. Don't worry about the dust I'm sure I have far more than you now that my kitchen has been fitted. Love the story about your father trying to teach you fractions. Take care x

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  12. There are much more important things than cleaning, watching chicks is one of them. Just wonderful!

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  13. Hi Henny! Aw! The chicks are cute! Guineas, too! That's a cute daddy/daughter fraction story!
    I know that feeling when we face so many things to be done. Sometimes I tell myself, "NO thinking about what I should do, just think about what I am actually doing." Sometimes that works! Lol!

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  14. Glad all the chicks are doing well. You certainly are busy! Enjoy all the babies!

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