Monday, May 28, 2012

Monday Night

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.


  1. I of course, never knew your sister, but from what you shared with us, she is an angel and she would want you to continue "life".. I will be holding you and your family up in prayer ....

  2. Thanks for visiting! Lovely birds you have...and puppies too:)

  3. I love to come visit your bloggie... and now I get to see Gertie and Abby too.
    I send love to surround you as your heart heals.

  4. Thinking of you and your family this week, praying for comfort for you in your loss!

  5. Just trying to get caught up with everyone. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. At the same time, I'm so glad your sister is no longer suffering. Blessings to you and your family.

  6. I am so sorry for your loss, Mary Ann. Blessings and hugs to you and yours.

  7. Oh Mary Ann, my heart is hurting for you.

    Our roos haven't been in with the hens for so long until yesterday. Down to 2 hens and decided to put one of the boys in to try for some chicks. Silly roo, I told my husband the dummy doesn't know what to do any more.

  8. Thinking of you, Mary Ann.

    The chicks sure are growing fast.


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