Saturday, May 28, 2011


Recently my blog has been flagged as a "phishing site."  This is an inaccurate warning and I am currently trying to remedy the situation.  I appreciate your patience and understanding.

Friday, May 27, 2011


It has been a very wet and cool spring around here.  Very different from last year.  My flowering cherry tree bloomed 5 weeks later this year!  Then of course 3 days later a hail storm arrived sending a good portion of the beautiful blossoms onto the ground.  The lilacs were late as well, typically blooming just before Mothers Day.  However, they finally arrived and their scent has been lilting in the breezes ever since.  There is no mistaking the wonderful fragrant perfume of the lilac.  I am certain it is my favorite.  The forecast is for more of the same through June so everything will be delayed and diminished but I will continue to enjoy the simple pleasures of spring even if they do arrive at the beginning of  "summer."

Sunday, May 15, 2011


The chicks became "tweens" and it was time for them to move out into their new coop.  They seem to be very content and happy to have more room to move around.  The oldest of the flock (Americaunas) wasted no time in trying out one of the roosts. Funny how their instincts kick in, no one taught them to do what chickens do, they just do it. They have loved going outside and can run back into the safety of their coop as they wish. The only ones who are named at this point are the Americaunas as they are all hens.  My daughter decided that they should be named after coffee drinks (after all we are in the Northwest), the bravest one is named  Breve, the most timid is Macchiato (Macchi for short), and the middle one is named Latte.  Their names suit their personalities.  Hope you enjoy seeing their progress, it is actually very entertaining watching "chicken TV.