Monday, January 4, 2010

A DAY ON THE FARM

Good Monday afternoon... Oh, what a difference a day makes. The sun was shining, the snow melting. Speaking of melting one advantage to owning a home with a bowed roof, the snow (when melting) slides right off. Note to self: one disadvantage of owning a home with a bowed roof, snow slides right off unbeknown to person who was snow blowing close to the above mentioned house. I almost ended up looking like Clark Griswold, the character played by Chevy Chase in those annoying National Lampoon movies (okay I confess I do watch Christmas Vacation every year). After that was all said and done the "girls" did come out for a bit- well long enough to stretch their legs and breath in some good Maine air. As Mainers know the weather can change in an instant and with that said it was back to the coop we go.
Later in that morning I brought a treat of corn bread, Sweet Willa was on the nest and the remainder of the girls on the floor. Now I have to say I have no idea what they had been up to in there, but the feeder was off its line, the wing nut lost, and their water jug tipped over. I gather even chickens can experience "cabin fever."

Willa aren't you finished yet? Willa has a great evil eye, scram Georgia- find another box!
No frozen combs or wattles, bright clear eyes,
clean feathers and vents, okay too much info. everyone appears quite healthy.
However, there could possibly be a mental health issue.
I swore as I was heading out the door for the night I heard Henny say, "if you only knew what goes on in here..." What happens in the hen house stays in the hen house. With that, good night.







14 comments:

JC said...

That's funny ... what happens in the hen house stays in the hen house ... nice photos of your hens.

A New England Life said...

The ladies are a rowdy bunch! Glad they were able to get out and stretch their legs today. It really wasn't too bad outside. Some of the snow was even melting!

I know what you mean about the roof. We don't have one but I almost got hit by snow and ice falling from two stories up once. Scared the heck out of me!

erriuga said...

Hi! I just found your blog and I love all of the visuals. You're dream seems to be very homey and it's a nice change of pace. Thank you for making me smile!

Eve said...

This was a very funny read Julie. I would have loved to have been there when the snow came sliding down! The girls look great! and being a fly on the chicken house wall at night might be informative but could be fatal!!!

Janean said...

they don't look completely innocent, do they? and the evidence (water bottle and missing nut....) tell the REAL story! lol. wonderful blog!

the primitive country bug said...

That must have been quite a sight seeing you covered in snow, you poor dear. Isn't it funny how things like that can make us laugh even months later.

Your girls look well tended, but I'd sure be having cabin fever too. I enjoyed the good laugh this morning while reading this post.
Hugs to you, dear friend~ Birgit

Cedar ... said...

Funny post,.... and great close-up shots! :)

Rural Rambler said...

Funny post Julie. I love it when the girls star in their own post. You best be careful, they may be plotting to move out of their darling coop and take over the house! They know exactly where all that cornbread is coming from!

DayPhoto said...

And they must have had one heck of a hen party!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Jenny said...

You made me smile Julie. I love those girls of yours. Full time entertainment! How long have you been living with that roof and those snowy conitions each year???? (-:

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

I LOVE your girls...I want some so bad..maybe in the spring....

looks so lovely there...

stay warm and cozy...

more later,
love, kary and buddy and all her kittys

Genny said...

HAAHAAAAhaaa. I LOVED this. Any chance they've been to Vegas?

Leslie said...

Your girls look warm and cozy in their house. I could only imagine what they do when no one's looking :) You always get such pretty shots and closeups. (I can see that evil eye Willa is giving Georgia, so funny!). Thanks for the cute post!

henbogle said...

Nice photos! Love Willa's evil eye and especially the top landscape shot, just gorgeous.