Friday, September 11, 2015

Out and about with Eli

Seriously friends, this will be a quick post to say good morning and that all the babies are alive and well. Why I've already boiled a pot of eggs for an hour and fifteen minutes. I'm surprised they didn't explode. I simply must get my mind on what needs to be done in the house today, before I do so real damage.


Eli loves going with me to check on the animals.


But stops along the way to stir up a bull frog or two


that scares us half to death when it jumps!



Poppy says Eli is just like me, from being with me all the time, "scared of everything". We're not scared, why I think we're pretty brave.


Jewel is a hot tempered little red hen, but she is also a good mama...another reason for naming her Jewel.



This is a raggedy old pen but it's safe. It's completely covered in wire, including the top, then rabbit wire added to the outside...snake proof. (Thank you for asking, Farm Buddy). I built the pen by myself several years ago...can you tell? :)

I appreciate the nice comments on my last couple of posts about the babies. Oh Connie, Henry is the perfect name for that last baby. Thank you!

I'll be back soon. Oh good gosh! Poppy's vacation starts tomorrow...nine days. 

Love,
Henny 

17 comments:

  1. Love the photo of baby chick on mama's back. And how does Eli stay so white in the country? As far as the eggs, no problem. I like mine well done.

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  2. I love the picture of the chick on its momma's back. As for the eggs, at least they didn't boil dry and ruin a pan. Eli is such a handsome dog. I want to say that he's beautiful, but somehow it doesn't seem right for such a big boy. Thanks for the update on the chicks; I've checked here a couple of times today to see if you'd posted anything. They're so vulnerable, but that pen you built seems to do the trick. Can the babies eat bugs yet? I know nothing about raising chickens, but know that grown ones eat all kinds of things including mice and spiders. I guess they need protein since their bodies work so hard making all those eggs.

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  3. What a handsome companion you have to accompany you when you check on all your animals.
    I hope you and Poppy have a lovely vacation time.

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  4. Tell Poppy that you and Eli aren't scared of everything; you just both have great reflexes.

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  5. So glad to see that well secured pen for Jewel and her babies! Whew. Love your pictures of Eli! And the little baby on Jewel's back. So cute. Hope they all continue to thrive!

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  6. Love Eli and it is so much more nicer doing things with a companion by your side! Coco is mine! Nancy

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  7. Keeper can be a bit jumpy himself! I dont think they are afraid, I think they are cautious :O)

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  8. "Snake proof" - those words make me happy. I was worried.

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  9. Well, those eggs sure were hard-boiled!! *smile* ........I think the secure pen you made is great. You are a woman of many talents. Keep those pics of Jewel and her babies coming. They are so cute. If I remember correctly, the cute stage doesn't last that long.

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  10. Hey Mama!
    Love you so much. You build wonderful things! Thank you for teaching Andee and me that way of life: "If you want something, make it!"
    Your girl, Lynn

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  11. Eli looks so handsome! Snake proof is a good thing:)

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  12. Such a handsome escort to check on all the other animals, he is a delight to see. Glad all the chicks are doing alright.

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  13. You'd better be careful I don't steal Eli away to join our crew.

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  14. Chicklets are looking great! Vacation!! Whoo hoo! I love vacation...if I get to go somewhere....LOL!

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  15. Tell Poppy a woman who goes in the pen to look for snakes is brave in my opinion. That little chick on mama is too cute.

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  16. That's a great photo of Mama Jewel with the baby on her back. So sweet.

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