Sunday, April 3, 2016

Rosie and me

I was propped up looking out the kitchen window yesterday and thinking just how warm the sun looked shining down on the little bench in the goat lot.  Poppy was taking a nap, so I got the camera and hobbled out.



Rosie was tickled to death to see me . She tried to trim my hair.  That little mouth of hers never stops. I think she would eat anything! It's a job keeping my hair away from her when I sit on the bench. Have I told you just how rotten she is?





Rosie is a loving little sweetie pie. Oops! Please pardon the old chicken house crocks and knotty looking socks. Just wait til I'm feeling better. I'm going to dress up and go to town! Yes I am!



Sitting on that bench with Rosie, I happened to look up and wow! Would you look at that Hickory nut tree that towers way up above the teeny tiny goat barn! It has really leafed out and what a vivid green against the blue sky. I picked up a bunch of hickory nuts last year and forgot all about them. Guess they are still in a bucket on the back porch.

Oh, two tiny baby chicks hatched yesterday. So tiny and so sweet. From what I can see, looks like these chicks have feathers on their legs.



This hen was bound and determined to set. It was a fight every day when Poppy tried to gather the eggs. Since none of our hen's eggs are fertile, because the rooster that lives with hens has only one leg and is pretty feeble, I called a neighbor and offered to trade her a dozen fresh eggs for three fertile eggs. She brought us three eggs but would not take the fresh eggs. Anyhow, "miss hen" was tickled to death and settled down peacefully to hatch her eggs. Yesterday she came off the nest with two tiny baby chicks. The third poor egg was cold and didn't hatch.



Guess that's about it for now. Tomorrow is the big day. Even though I'm nervous about the MRI, I am anxious to get this done and get better. I've got a garden to plant and work that needs to be done. I appreciate you all more than you will ever know. 

Love,
Henny 


26 comments:

  1. Rosie looks very beautiful. Sounds that you have a great time with them. Sweet little chicks!

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  2. What sweet baby chicks, and such a good mum !
    That little Rosie is so cute, she's a pretty little girl, and so happy to see you.
    I know what you mean about getting back into a routine of chores-doing, just knowing that you are limited, makes me crazy. Today I bought one of those Swiffer dusters on a long handle, and from my wheelchair I've dusted everything in sight...even the cats ..lol
    Wishing you the best of luck tomorrow Henny, at least you'll know what you are dealing with, and take the appropriate steps to put it all back to rights.
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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  3. New baby chicks say Spring!! Your Rosie is so cute, she loves you!! I will be thinking of you Tomorrow! :)

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  4. Aw! Two precious chicken babies! I'd like to scratch behind Rosie's sweet ears.
    I hope tomorrow goes well, Henny.

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  5. Is there nothing sweeter than little baby chicks? I guess little baby anything! Rosie looks quite the character. I could use her in my back yard. Have a blessed day.

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  6. Beautiful babies and she certainly looks to be a good Mum. Take care, you are in my prayers and will be thinking of you tomorrow.

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  7. Sometimes a little sunshine is just what we need! I hope you are feeling better very soon.

    Grace & Peace

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  8. Baby chicks! How fun is that. They are adorable, Henny. I'm glad to hear you are heading outside these days. That Rosie is such a little scamp. ;-)She must love to see you again. I wish we had a hickory tree on our property. Our house plan is called Hickory Lane so that would have suited just fine. Good luck tomorrow and I'll be thinking of you. Hugs, Deb

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  9. Rosie is adorable, and the baby chicks too! Sending lots of good thoughts for tomorrow.

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  10. Oh my those little chicks are so cute. I think one day I'm going to get some chickens of my own. : )

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  11. Rosie is still so, so cute. I hope all goes well tomorrow. I had an MRI for something but don't remember what. It didn't bother me, but I also know it didn't take too long.

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  12. Thinking of you for tomorrow, sending you healing prayers :) x

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  13. So nice to know that you got outside and enjoyed the spring sunshine with Rosie. I think it is so interesting about the hen wanting to set, and you acquiring fertile eggs for her to hatch! Will the baby chicks resemble her or were they from a completely different breed of chicken? I will be thinking about you and the MRI tomorrow, the open system is much better than the old units and see if they will do something to take the pressure off your back, like elevating your knees. It is all going to be fine. Prayers all around with your name on them. XO Pam

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  14. I love seeing pictures of Rosie and Eli! Those baby chicks are pretty cute also. You will do just great tomorrow! Nancy

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  15. I'm glad you're out soaking up the sun. Tomorrow will be FINE and you'll soon be on your way to healing.
    I'll be think of you tomorrow.

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  16. It's good to hear that you got outside in the sunshine----even if you had to hobble to get there. I can imagine how glad all your animals were to see you and they must have wondered why on earth you were JUST SITTING there and not doing' nuthin'. So unlike you.

    Tomorrow will go fine and you will come through like a champ.

    Thinking of you.

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  17. Glad you were able to hobble outside, the chicks are so sweet. What happened to your rooster's leg?

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  18. Love you new little baby chicks and that little black goat that eats everything too. Nice seeing your trees leafing out....ours are not there yet!!! Don't worry about tomorrow Henny...it will be over before you know it! I'll say a prayer for you when I'm at church tomorrow morning!

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  19. Dear Sweet Henny, so sorry to hear about your back issues! I've been away from bloggie land for a bit and wasn't aware you were having problems with your back. Try to not worry about the MRI, easier said than done, but after the procedure I think you might say it wasn't as bad as I imagined it would be! But I totally understand how you feel about it. And I bet you just need to rest and heal. Maybe you might need to be careful lifting heavy things. My husband had a similar back issue years ago. He could hardly move! He went to a chiropractor and rested for a period of time and he recovered completely. Let's just know you can too! I'm sending you lots of healing energy! And I bet you feel the positive healing energy from all of your sweet animals!
    Take care,
    Lost of hugs from,
    Darlene

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  20. What joy your animals bring you, and you allow us to share in that joy. Thank you.
    Good luck tomorrow.

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  21. Don't worry about getting the MRI. they're soft and soothing. You can have a little nap. I hope that they are able to find a quick solution.

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  22. Sweet Rosie and sweet little chicks!! Good luck for tomorrow. We're all of us sending healing thoughts.

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  23. how sweet of you to source some fertilized eggs for your mama hen. Big kiss to you for that! It's wonderful to see your little farmlet waking up from Winter. Hoping you will get back on your feet real soon and everything back to normal.

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  24. Hope you are feeling better soon. Convalescing with a goat has to be helpful though. :)

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  25. Sounds as if you were feeling at least a tiny bit better, to get out of the house...and I'm sure that felt so good for you, I know just how you feel! So glad for you! Love your blog, getting tiny daily snippets of your country life. I live in the mountains but you live in the country and definitely live the life - I admit, I'm a bit envious, I would love to do the same. However, I'm not sure I could juggle it all with a full time job and just me. Wishing you the best possible outcome tomorrow - good luck and stay calm. You can do this - it's really not bad. Hugs from NY xo

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