Saturday, August 28, 2010

Bitties do grow, ever so quickly :)

Oh dear!!

I have come to the realization that I have no recent pictures of my sweet chickens on here!! I shall remedy this at once. ;)

They have grown so fast, and I must say I am so very proud of my girls. =)

They are perfectly beautiful, and sooooo very friendly. Yes, I do make friends out of my chickens. Makes me so happy....

See, here are two of my Orpingtons... :)

I think that the Orpington has got to be my favorite breed of all. Well, of course I say that, and then think of ten other breeds that could be my favorite--oh well, suffice it to say that I LOVE my Orpingtons!

Now the big hen you see in this next photo is my Dark Brahma, who we lovingly named Alma, after one of the characters in the old film, The Ghost and Mr. Chicken. She is such a sweet bird!! and huge too!

a sweet Brown Leghorn (or in my case, "Leg'rn ;) and a sweet Hamburg

Such a lovely sight...

I don't know why I get so ridiculously excited about my birds. I have had so many, and for a while now I have been raising them. It's just with each new generation, it brings me so much joy.

This new generation just recently started laying. Imagine the happiness that surrounds me each time I make this discovery. I simply can't describe it. I guess I'm just crazy. ;)

but I do enjoy my scrambled eggs every morning...

and they are just so very beautiful, don't ya think?

It has been said by some women that they would have a hard time going through life without chocolate, but in my case, I would have a hard time without the joy of my chickens...

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Back from the Island :)

Our family was blessed to go on a vacation again this year to Hilton Head, South Carolina. We had such a wonderful time!! I am going to share a handful of photos with ya'll. Hope ya enjoy seeing 'em!

First of all, This is the pond that was behind the house we stayed at. :)

and I am sure that all my friends and readers can imagine how ridiculously happy I was when I saw this handsome fella. :)

Gators!! Oh me! What other gal can get so much pleasure from seeing a crocodilian? Only me. I am crazy. I wanted to bring one home to put in Tal's lake, but no one would help me wrastle the thing.

The trip was filled with so much fun! (even apart from the gators. ;)
We spent a lot of time riding our bikes, going to the beach, going to Harbour Town, the lighthouse, hanging out at the pool at the house, and just being together. :)

Hope everyone is enjoying this Summer (and boy is it flying by!!)