Monday, March 25, 2013

Spring in the garden

I feel guilty posting these knowing that so much of the rest of the country is STILL getting snow this late in March.  But I've had fun finding more chickens to adorn the garden and I can't wait to share.

The girls having some salad.
How many chickens do you see?  (I'll post the answer at the bottom.)
Couldn't find a hen door mat but this guy is pretty awesome.
I know my girls can't read but I'm hoping that they understand that the big red NO,
means that my veggie garden is a chicken free zone.
Honey Bear is disappointed she can't get to my veggies.
They are going to go nuts once they see tomatoes behind the fence.

I tried to make chicken foot prints out of a mosaic.  Not my best work but it will keep my feet out of the mud.
My chicken stepping stone came out better.
I'm using every last one of my chicken barricades to keep them from digging up my plants.
Poppy LOVES those gaps between the block.
Honey Bear likes to hang out under my chair on the patio.
Lulu Lemon takes a break from digging meteor sized holes in my garden.

Honey Bear and Poppy take cover under my patio chair from the scary balloons that were blowing over.
Poppy has these wonderful purple iridescent ear lobes.
Sprinkles LOVES it when I talk to her.  She watches me like she's hanging on my every word.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Current Photos of the Ladies

Sprinkles, like all my girls, wants to see your hands to make sure you don't have treats. 
Honey Bear (left) and Coco (right) working the fence line in their newly landscaped yard.

Honey Bear is just this beautiful big fluffy hen.  I have all I can do not to just pick her up and snuggle her all the time.

Check out Poppy's beautiful purple iridescent ear lobes.

Ginger doing the limbo with a beak full of Camellia blossom.  Don't know what it is about those Camellia's but they can't resist them.

Almost got the whole gang in one photo.  Must work to make that happen.   I need a good family portrait.

Coco, who also answers to Princess Cacao, survey's her domain.

Sprinkles is the most shy and skittish of the flock.  But white hens are most vulnerable due to their bright color.  I suspect she knows this in her DNA.

Poppy is always busy.  She can dig a hole just as big and deep as Coco can.  And she's less than half her size.


Lulu (blue) and Sprinkles (white) disassembling one of my flower pots.  Sigh...