Today I thought I had better update my blog header, it has Christmas stuff on it. I wanted a better picture of the girls without the danged old chicken wire in the way so I figured I would just open up the coop and click away, I knew they would come right over to me…I mean they know where their food comes from. So let me show you what happened.
I just opened up the door a bit and there they were, innocent little chickens, as you can see Stella is half out the door already.
So you can see my knee there on the bottom I was trying to keep them in the coop. Just a few pictures please, I will give you some fun treats!
You can see how good the old knee trick worked Stella is out and Alice is on the way, Clara even has one foot on the door ledge and she is clucking "freedom!"
There goes Clara, Gertie is just waiting her turn. The other three seem to get along better, once Stella started laying too, then those three don't seem to pick on each other, I wonder if that will happen for Gertie too, she still is not laying.
So they head right on over to where the grass weed stuff is growing, and it is so funny to see them run, and to listen to their fun contented clucking.
See how these girls hang together? Clara, Stella and Alice. It's like one finds something to eat and the others are like "What you got? I think I saw it first!" This will probably be the one I put on my header cause even though they are looking down it is in focus and I like you can see their different breeds.
I almost put this one on my header cause Stella was posing but the other girls are a little blurry, I wish all four were in it, but what can ya do…
…Gertie made it clear that she was not interested in getting her picture taken.
Then I had to go around and one by one get them back in, Gertie went in last, she still is not as tame as the other three. Again I wonder if that will change when she lays.
Well I hope you had a fun New Year's Eve. We watched Clash of the Titans, it was really good. I love listening to Liam Neeson's voice. We ate a late supper so I never even made popcorn. I now have 11 days to lose weight, I got some new jeans for Leadership in Nashville and losing weight will make me feel better, and well the new year is here right? My little sister Jax said (I might have said this before) It is not the food you eat between Christmas and New Years you need to worry about, it is the food you eat between New Years and Christmas. So that needs to be my new motto. I did however definitely feel some butt muscle and calf strain the day after painting the ceiling, going up and down the ladder sure gave me a workout, now to keep it up…not the painting and ladder climbing, but I really have no excuse not to at least get on the treadmill every day right? I know it's freaking boring, but I aint getting any younger.
On that note, I am going to sign off and head to bed…ha! It's 10pm, I'll read till 2011.
Have an awesome Saturday and thanks for stopping in.
Happy Happy New Year!!!!
Carey Rogers says
Love the pics of the girls. I thought there was something different about your blog header when I signed on. I hope you have a great new year. I had to work but what the heck. It's not too bad making time and a half just sitting looking at the computer and stampin.
Carey and Roscoe
Dee in N.H. says
Hi Di! Happy New Year. Your girls look all happy running around the yard. Here's to another great year!
Diana – does my heart good to read another SU Demonstrator that is 'wacked out" over her chickens! I have java barred rocks – see you at Leadership!
Debbie Keane says
Only 11 more days to lose da weight? Why didn't someone tell me earlier? Ha! If I just lose what I gained over the holidays I will be lucky. Oh well, you get what you get and that's all of me! I feel a song coming on……All of me, why don't you take all of me da da da! Enough of that. I just want to wish my "Gibbs" family a Happy New Year and hope that great things are in store for you this year. Eggs, lots of eggs!!!. Can't wait to see you in 11 days. Till then, have a great two weeks!
Wilma Cole says
I read your blog every day. Love it. Too bad I live 4 states away. I would love to meet you. Have a great 2011. Keep the good ideas rolling and keep being as funny as you are. All the best to you.
Happy new Year Diana! Your hens are just beautiful! That Gertie especially. There has to be a colour combination somewhere in those gorgeous feathers!
If you're going to go down the treadmill route, put it in front of your television so at least you won't get so bored. Put on something with Liam Neeson's voice in it and you'll be walking faster than you realise ;).
Patrice Herrera says
They are so dare cute! And my they have gotten really big. Hey how do they handle the cold?