Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sick chicken and seed planting

A little stressful this week around the house. On Thursday our little chicky Vera come down with an upper respiratory cold. And has just been miserable, and of course that makes me miserable because I feel helpless. But I have to say the hour and a half that we were at the vet on Thursday my chicky girl was a SUPERSTAR! The vet techs were at least nice paparazzi, no pushing or shoving, just sweet words and lots of petting for Vera.

When we were outside last night she seemed alot better, so the seafood flavored antibiotic seems to be doing the job. (I don't quite know why they chose the seafood flavor, should have been earthworm, but I guess they don't get chickens as patients that often.)

In some garden news this week, I started doing seed trays for the autumn garden. This is the list so far:

1) Sugar Ann Snap Pea

2)Sunset Lettuce

3)Mignonette Bronze Lettuce

4)New England Sugar Pie (winter squash)

5)Collective Farm Woman (Asian melon)

6)Prescott Ford Blanc (french squash)

7)Golden Delicious (winter squash)

8) Fennel

(I was feeling optimistic about the melons, I'm sure they will all end up with mildew.)

I hope every one has a nice weekend and stay safe out there. :)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Fossil Treasure

With the Gulf waters all churned up, it makes for a perfect time to go hunt for fossils. (We're nerds like that.) I didn't find any, but hubby did. Not a bad take for an hour out.

Friday, August 22, 2008

We have an egg!!

Woohoo, my little Vera is laying eggs!

(As you can tell, I'm easily amused.)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Cotton plants

The vegetable garden is awaiting work right now, so I've just been snapping pics of my flowers in bloom around the yard. This beauty is the Cotton plant in some of it's different stages. A neat plant to have around, especially if you have little kids.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Rattlesnake master

This isn't quite what you would expect with a name like Rattlesnake master. At one time, people thought it treated venomous snake bites, and I assume that's how the name came about.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Happy 7th Birthday

Happy Birthday to You,

Happy Birthday to You,

Happy Birthday sweet Little One,

Happy Birthday to You.

It doesn't seem that long ago that she was just a little baby....

Where does the time go?

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The New Chicks

LuLu and no name buff Silkie

Peanut Butter is a Japanese Bantam (buff with black tail )

Cotton is a Polish (white crested black)

LuLu is an Easter Egger (don't know what color)

I picked the chicks up yesterday morning from the post office. And all four of them made the trip and are now eating and drinking lots. We have 3 of them named so far, but can't figure out what to call the little silkie yet. Hopefully it will come to us soon. As always, we are just loving the new babies and we hope that they all will make it.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Cassius Hairstreak

Hooray!! I was finally able to get a picture of this little one on the Scorpion's-Tail. Such a beauty!!