Saturday, May 30, 2009

PIP'S ESCAPE

Last Monday, Memorial Day my parents came in town for a visit. The four of us went to the cemetery and then out to breakfast. Once home my dad went upstairs to pay a visit to the "girls." The next thing I heard was" Julie I think you better come up." Sweet innocent Pip had flown the condo. The netting was off and she was sitting behind the brooder. I scooped her up and placed her back in with her sisters. Upon inspection there were telltale signs of a grand adventure. Bird tracks everywhere. So, as of today Miss Pip and her sisters are being relocated to their coop. Now, I will miss all the chirping and singing, but not the dust that these girls generate. I now understand what my cousin Eve over at" Sunny Side Up" meant when she said "I can't wait to get the guineas out, the dust is driving me crazy". As of this afternoon all ten little "chooks" Pip, Pearl, Willa, Lucy, Gladys, Iris, Beatrix, Henny Penny, Charlotte, and Mable will be safe and sound in their new home.

6 comments:

Kritter Keeper said...

there are such darlings! you are so lucky to be 'allowed' to raise chicks. the good husband continues to say no! i love that you name them. that little brown one has pretty eyes...she looks like she has eyeliner on!

hows the gall bladder recovery?

Eve said...

God's Speed little Chooks!!
And so you know Julie, poor Jenny Wren's computer is in the shop again. I'm sure she will be back as soon as it's better.

Jenny said...

Hi Julie, they are so sweet looking still. That mid brown one on the left seems to have the face of a barn owl to my way of thinking. What type is she? I'm chuffed that you're still calling them chooks! (-:

dog trot farm said...

Jenny the little brown chick is an Ameraunca. She does indeed resemble an owl. Her eggs will be shades of pink, blue, and green. The three breeds I chose are considered cold weather hardy and friendly. In regards to my surgery today is the first day I have been on my feet. I am quite bruised and swollen. but getting stronger. Jenny is your computer fixed, for your sake I hope so. technology can be so frustrating!

Cedar ... said...

I'm so glad that she was safe and only left tracks of her great adventure. I wouldn't want Pretty Pip to meet with a disaster.

Jenny said...

Yikes! I'm not up to date on your gall bladder problems Julie, I didn't know you'd gone in for surgery! I'm glad to hear you're on the mend. Take good care
Jen the wren