Saturday, October 17, 2009

Chicken sitting....


Our closest neighbor has gone on an anniversary mini-vacation, you can almost see their house now that the leaves are falling. They live past that tree line and about 10 or so acres over. When we moved in she came over and brought us homemade bread. It's such a blessing to have good neighbors. I get to care for their chickens while they're gone. They are so cute and have been very cooperative in going in the coop for me at night. They've built a really nice coop and have an enclosed run to keep out the varmints we have around here. Let me introduce you to some of them.

Ferdinand the rock star (he's my favorite.) He looks like a cat with feathers and a punk rock hairdo at the top.
Peaches. I don't know which one is Peaches but one of these is definitely Peaches. Although, it's entirely possible that I took a picture of the same chicken!! They really aren't ones to pose for pictures.













Penguin is another one with a name but for the life of me I couldn't get the picture. I bet it was a funny sight anyway because I was in their run, with them trotting around me like a carousel. The others don't have names yet, but they are cute just the same. Another of my favorites is this one with all the colors. She/He? was doing the chicken dance for me here.
These grown up Guinea boys are free range and they follow me around the yard talking it up. Of course, I spoil them is why they are my biggest fans.
They'll be back tonight and I hope they have a good time on vacation. As always, blessings from the holler.

7 comments:

YD, sometimes with Samantha & June said...

When I saw the post title, I got a little worried...for the chickens(and your dogs)...LOL!

cowgirl said...

Beautiful birds Mrs JP! Your yard is beautiful too... really nice!! :)

Bell said...

I would have thought that your doggies would have thought the visiting chickens were a really fresh snack. :)

Vickie said...

Isn't it great to have good neighbors to trade back and forth with? I have some great ones that are about to move. I can only hope the new ones moving are as nice as the others! We feed each others animals, water plants, pick up mail, take out garbage to the curb, you name it. We even traded keys! I sure am gonna miss them!

I would love to keep somebody's chickens - I hope to have some of my own someday, but for now, it would just be good to "chicken-sit"!

Vickie said...

I forgot to ask, how far is Nashville and Franklin TN from you guys?

Lena said...

How neat to be chicken-sitting! :-) I wish we could have chickens but it's not in the "rule book" for our neighborhood. Ah well, we still have great neighbors like you do. They even let us get married in their backyard! :-)
I can see you looking like the crazy chicken lady trying to take pictures of them in their run. lol. :-)
Have a wonderful day!

Lena

Farm Chick Paula said...

Yay! Chicken sitting! Those are beautiful birds... I think I like Ferdinand the best... although Peaches is pretty too!