Friday, January 8, 2021

Sunshine and Chickens, Yay!

One of these days, when Lynn has time, I'm going to update the look of my blog. It's about time isn't it. Been this way since February 2013, but it still works. :)

We actually had a little sunshine yesterday and I was like a chicken with it's head cut off running around trying to decide what to do first. Then I noticed the rake leaning against a tree. :( Three tarp loads and three wheelbarrow loads later I dragged myself up the front steps and in the door, mighty proud of how that part of the yards looks now.

I wasn't the only one tickled to see the sun. Our soon to be neighbor Steve, was out working on the path. I waved from the chicken lot but he didn't see me...

Chickens excited over a little sunshine, gathered in a sunny corner...

 Notice how the new red hens have grown...

These sweet hens stay under my feet. Sure have to watch where I step. Don't think I've told you, but we lost one of our new hens which broke my heart. Have no idea what was wrong with her. She just got sick and died. She was eating and drinking right up to the end, but when I picked her up, was shocked at how little she weighed. 

Glad the hens are getting along now. Bringing in new chickens while the old chickens were moulting was stressful. That was an ill bunch of old hens the new hens had to adjust to.

We have had way too much rain lately and even the days without rain, were cloudy. Anyhow, late one evening the first of the week, the sun came out just before dark and made the most unusual colors on the trees...

almost looks like fall instead of winter...

Now we have rain again today with a chance of snow flurries tonight. We'll see.

Eli thought the trees were strange looking too. 

I'll never understand about Blogger and why it won't let use the large print. Lynn says she will help me with that too, when she has time. Lynn just started work at Michaels...her dream job! Guess it would be, for anyone into crafting, like Lynn is.  She is still making journals...big time!

Thank you for visiting. :)



  1. We had that little bit of sunshine yesterday too and today once again cloudy and dreary.
    Too bad about the chicken. Great lighting on those treet.

  2. Send any sunshine that you can spare over to the Mid-Ohio Valley. It was another cold, dreary day here.

  3. It sounds like you're having the same kind of weather as we are. Lots of rain, clouds almost all the time but no chance of flurries for us at this time. Your hens are looking very perky. Too bad about the one that wasn't well.
    Something tried (unsuccessfully) to get into my bunny's cage and frightened her so badly I think she had a stroke. She has balance problems now and her neck is affected (wry neck I think its called).

  4. We had sunshine today too - but so cold! 21 degrees when I got out of work.
    Nice photo of Eli! I'm sorry about the hen. :(
    My daughter worked at Michaels before the baby was born. She liked it there!

  5. Yes, I remember on the farm when chickens were all over the place and yes, under your feet.

  6. So sorry about your Hen. Your trees do look beautiful. Maybe the sun will come out again soon!

  7. Sunshine is a very special treat in January! I'm sorry to hear that you lost one of your hens. I hope all the others are doing okay. You've got some beautiful and very unique pictures of the trees. They seem to be glowing. I bet Lynn will love working at Michaels - they have so many neat craft items. You and Poppy take care!

  8. Your new chickens are beautiful. I know my DIL's chickens sure knew her and my granddaughter. They were the ones who fed and watered them and collected the eggs. They always came running when either of them went near the coop.
    It sounds like we're all having similar weather. We had about half an hour of sun yesterday. Now it's gloomy again.

  9. Ah! The chickens look lovely Henny..
    Love the way they stand in line to
    be photographed, like on parade, sorry
    about the loss of one..! :(.

    And the photos look lovely and bright to..
    Surprising what a bit of sunshine can do,
    even in winter..
    The virus is doing a lot of damage over
    here, 1,300 died yesterday, 1,100 the day
    before, still, a third vaccine will be
    available in the spring, they now have
    the army to help with the vaccines....
    Lockdown will be with us until March at
    In the meantime..lots of lemon tea to be
    drank..and, keeping busy around my home.. :).
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  10. Good to see the Sun your way Henny. We're having a cool summer with temps about 70 Deg F through the day with cooler nights- some rain about too. Your Chooks look content. Best Wishes. KEV.

  11. Send some sun my way, we all need a little sunshine now and again. You certainly made the most of it and got so much done. Thrilled to read about Lyn getting her dream job, sounds the perfect role for her and her crafting abilities.

  12. Hey there new bloggy friend and fellow North Carolinian- Love the colors in the sky & tree photos. My dad says some day he'd like to have a mini farm with chickens, goats and all. Try to enjoy that sunshine when it does make an appearance. Yesterday 'round here was pretty miserable, but at least we didn't get any of that snow they'd been forcasting. Dad's gotta head out shortly to check the boss's long driveway to make sure any black ice gets treated. Have a great weekend!

  13. Your chickens look so happy and healthy! I'm so sorry that you lost one, though. It's a fact of life, but it's a very sad fact.

  14. The chickens definitely look like they are enjoying the sunshine. We have some today, it is the first in 13 days.
    So appropriate to take photos of that glorious blue sky. I feel so much better today for the sun, so I can see the delight in the hens, Eli and yourself. Enjoy while it's there, and let's hope for NO snow. Lynn

  15. I love chickens, so much fun! Your dog is gorgeous:)

  16. Henny, your chickens look like they are doing well. Sorry about the loss. Glad you got a bit of sun. We are expecting snow tomorrow. We'll see.

  17. I love your little red hens! How I would love to have a small flock underfoot as I potter about the place!

  18. Hi Henny,
    I always enjoy reading post from you.
    I am sorry about your chicken. I am so attached to our 5 hens, so I do understand the heartache.
    Lots of Love,

  19. Your hens look lovely. It will be a while until mine can gather in the sunshine, haha. Yes, sometimes a chicken just dies and you don't know why. Good for you, cleaning up your yard. There's always such a good sense of accomplishment to it. Enjoy your weekend. -Jenn

  20. Ah, the golden hour, just before the sun sets, when the low rays light up the tree tops. I love that fleeting beauty.
    Blogger keeps switching my font to smaller, I just keep switching it right back to large. It is very annoying.

  21. We had one day of sun-looks like today it may peek out a bit. I love looking at the stars at night and haven't been able to see them for so long...Your chickens are so pretty. Love the pictures of the lit up trees. Take care of that back-not too much raking now!

  22. We had a day of sunshine yesterday. Sure does make all the difference doesn't it? The chickens have the right idea to gather in the sunshine. I'm sorry about the one you lost.

  23. I'm sorry to hear about your chicken passing away. I know they are not truly pets like the ones who live in our homes, but we certainly do still get attached to them. One of my girls from our small flock died last week suddenly too. She was out pecking with the flock when I got home from church, and then 20 minutes later she had died. All of our girls are healthy, so I'm really not sure what happened.
    Gotta love those sunny days after so many days of rain! Glad you were able to get out and enjoy it :)

  24. Your chickens looked like they were enjoying the little bit of sunshine. Chicken Cuddles are so much fun :)

  25. Ahh, similar weather to ours, and so depressing. We did see a bit of Sun yesterday, but not for long, and maybe a bit tomorrow afternoon, but the rest of the forecast is rain in one form or another. I too was trying to change my blog up. I lost the green background and now am stuck with white until I go and play around with it again. We lost a few chickens just lately, ours are all older now. We carry them out to the back of the property and leave them on a mound as a donation to the coyotes. Maybe we are trying to bribe the coyotes to leave the live hens alone. I have taken simulate pictures of the sun late in the day after rainy one, lighting up our trees just like that. So beautiful ๐Ÿ˜

  26. Your remaining chickens look great! Yes you have the golden late afternoon light that is so pretty. So you are getting a new the logged off part across the road? :)

  27. Chicken are supposed to be more healthy when they roam in the sunlight.

  28. I love watching chickens. Lorelei begged us to let her get one and keep it here. We are in a small town so couldn't easily. For more reasons than one.

    Love the lighting in those two pics with the sun...

  29. Yay for Lynn! I love her journal work!
    Oh, your hens are lovely. I'm sorry you have so much rain!


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