I'd like to tell you all about my little sister, but it will take me a day or two to get things together, and do a piece that does justice to her, so please bear with me.
Here are some pictures from around the place today, the only place I went was to the cemetary in Kansas City, Kansas to see my mom and dad/grandpa and grandma... and to the cemetary in Tongie to see my great grandpa/grandma on my dad's side.
The Hubbel Hill cemetary in Tonganoxie is very beautiful, there is a section that is very old, from the mid-to late 1800's. As you can see, when I was there at 2:30, most of the rush was over. Flags lined each road in the cemetary.
Blogging Buddies Gertie and Abby, keeping track of what I'm doing (always).
Here's Cocky and two of the hens from the pasture pen. I swear to you Cocky looks 100 times better than when I brought him home on St. Patrick's Day. His feathers are shining in the sun now.
However, we still only have ONE chick in this pen. Two eggs have been rolled out the door, and one sounds like it died weeks ago... something dry is rattling in it. The one chick is being well cared for by his two white mamas, and sleeps between his two brown mamas.
Here are some of the bantam chicks... and in this photo are four of the home breds The two "blue" chicks in the back are from the chick man (Heartland Hatchery) and are purebred porcelain D'Uccles.
One is a cockerel, the one on the left.
Unfortunately, two of the homebreds are cockerels, too. You can see two are possibly purebred Mille Fleur D'uccles, and the other two, probably Japanese-D'Uccle-Silky mixes.
I have some friends who wanted a porcelain cockerel, so he is ear-marked to go to them.
These are the larger, standard chicks. They are all supposed to be pullets... and I believe all are but possibly ONE of the black sex links. They are supposed to be black sex links, Gold Comets, and Cinnamon Queens, but we'll see.
This bunch will NOT hold still, either!
I know I was going to print the recipe for Saturday's night's casserole... I'll scan the pictures in tomorrow and the recipe, and post them tomorrow night.
We will be very busy with family matters this week... I want to thank everyone for their prayers and their comments about my sister. She was a very dear person, but I know she is an angel as I type this. I'll post as I can because on a farm, life does go on.