Pearl the Chicken, Fare Thee Well!

I saw Pearl the chicken this weekend, first time in a long time. I took a handful of food for her  and she took off like a bat out of hell.

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I guess I got what I wanted, she re-integrated into the wild chicken  world. But still I feel sad she doesn’t remember me. I still remember one day, when I came home from work, Hawk and Pearl were happy to see me and came running up. One landed on the cell phone case on my belt and the other landed on my briefcase.

I understand why bird people like birds.

Now we got the cats using the old chicken coop to take naps in.

Have a good life, Pearl!

Have a good week, Blogreaders!

Morning Routine

Every morning My alarm goes off at 5, I get up, turn on the BBC and shave and shower. I get dressed, walk the dogs, feed the cats and chickens. Some days it takes longer than others, depending on the dogs. Today was one of those mornings, where it’s like dragging two rocks around on a rope. They both wanted to go different directions.dogaThen they stop and stare up the road. They do everything except poop and pee. Finally, when I start heading back to the house, THEN they decide it’s time to head to the nearest bushes and take care of business. Why can’t they get out there, water the grass, lay down the big stinkie, and head back inside? Bip! Boom! Bam!

But then comes the big excitement when I finally do get all the animals taken care of, and I realize there’s nothing between me and a cup of COFFEE! Hoo RAY!

Hoo Ray rhymes with Thursday! (kinda) And that means that tomorrow is FRIDAY!

Hoo Ray! Havea good day!

Monday Morning Weekend Report.

It was a nice weekend mostly. We went out on the boat Saturday and Sunday. Saturday someone went with us and we had a “lesson” Sunday The Wife and I went out by ourselves.capn markSunday one of our chickens,  Grey, died. She quit eating and drinking Saturday, (I noticed) and Sunday she died. Right before my eyes. I had her in a shady, comfortable spot, and later I looked out and she was laying in the sun, wings splayed. Then she got up, and tried to walk and fell over backwards. I ran down there and moved her to the shade again. I tried to give her some sugar water but she wouldn’t take any. Then she fell over and I knew I was going to die. Her legs quivered, and I saw her tiny chest rise and fall one last time, and she  was gone. I think that was the first time I saw death like that. I knew what was happening. We buried her near her sister, Stripe.

So now it’s Monday, Here goes!

Friday Fantastic Four

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Above is a picture of our four little chickies!
It’s Friday!  I don’t have anything in my head this morning. I have yet to take my first sip of coffee.
Tomorrow hopefully we will be going out on the boat for the first time!
Have a good weekend! !

Bullet point post

I don’t know how to make bullet points on the internet.,,,

I woke up this morning thinking it was Wednesday.
Our boat wasn’t ready yesterday, we’re supposed to get it today,
I didn’t sleep too well last night.
I’m drinking my first cup of coffee.
There’s someone out shaking the mango tree I have a hard time dealing with it. I mean, people come, shake the tree, a few mangos fall out, get them and go. But no, they stay there, trying everything to get every mango out of the tree. Until I go say something, like I just did. I wish I could be diplomatic like my Wife.

I get the feeling that I’m not in a good mood today..

One thing I do  like though, is our chickens. Yesterday we let them out in the  morning, they were gone all day, and at sunset they came back and we put them in their cage and fed them. I like how they drink water as soon as they go inside. And they love mango. I don’t know what we’re going to do when there’s no more mangos.

Have a good day.

Monday Weekend Report

Seems like it was a busy weekend, Saturday The Wife and I went on errand runs. I went looking for materials to build a chicken coop, but ended up getting a good rabbit hutch that seems perfect for our little chickies.

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Sunday I went to the beach, mowed the yard and smoked a cigar in the evening.

Let me ‘splain something to you about chickens. A chicken can run much faster, and is much more maneuverable in grass that is relatively knee high as opposed to grass that is over their heads. After cutting the grass, I let the  chickens out for a walk, and couldn’t catch them. I had to call The Wife for help, and we ended up netting them with a towel. I caught the first two, no problem, but by then the second pair knew I was after them, and I didn’t stand a chance.

Then we watched a movie and went to bed.

Have a good week!

Picture of My Finger

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I am all dressed for work, getting coffeed up, and ready  to go this  morning. Today I have training, so I won’t be in the office. (and maybe we’ll get out early, but don’t count on it)

Above is a picture of our backyard poinciana tree that I just took. Last year it had a few orange flowers but this year it’s in full bloom for the first time. We planted those two trees, (now grown together into one) five years ago.

I’m really enjoying our four chickens, I take them out for a walk every afternoon and I’ve been giving them flying lessons.

I just noticed my finger in the poinciana picture.. Oh well. Have a good HUMP DAY!!!

RIP Stripe. You Were Loved.

As many of you know, Stripe the Chick died yesterday. She had a short, bitter life. Her mother died when she was very young, and Stripe entered the foster care system with her brothers and sisters. Sunday she was  inexplicably and brutally attacked, and spent her remaining days in the intensive care unit, where she died Tuesday. Stripe was laid to rest in a small, private ceremony near the area where she was born

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Stripe convalescing after the attack

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to your local Humane Society.

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The cedar casket containing Stripe, lying in state, awaiting burial

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Stripe in her final resting place. In Lieu of flowers, The Family requests that you please make donations to your local humane society.

Below is a video with Stripe, and her brothers and sisters. She has the brown stripe on her head, the second chick visible in the video. Stripe had a short life, but she was loved more than almost any chick ever was loved. Stripe will be missed and remembered.

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