Saturday, November 20, 2010


Lady Betty Orpington asked me to announce the winners of her Holiday Preparedness Care Package Giveaway. (She's busy doing chica things at the moment. After she pulled two names from the hat, she looked me square in the eye, and asked me to give a chica some privacy!)

First name pecked, and winner of Care Package #2: Beverly, of Tea Time and Roses. Congratulations Beverly!

Betty pecked a second winner, Rois, of Hrafinstaad. Rois Care Package #1 is all yours!

I read and enjoyed every comment. Betty was clucking happily all day... I know she liked the flattery, the sensible tips, the good humor. And I liked sharing a bit of fun with old friends and new friends. Thank you everyone for playing, and do come back... I am going to share blog-link-holiday love, later today!

Zoltar kept attacking my rain boots while I was consulting with Lady Betty. I am less concerned about his attempts to bring me down, than the chance that I may accidentally crush the little twerp.

I scoop him up, and give him regular doses of tough love. He actually likes the attention. But as he was particularly cocky this morning, I told him the story of Thanksgiving... turkey and all. I added that "our oven is broken, and I have no room for a big turkey on our grill, but that I could fit a smaller fowl..."

That settled him down.


~KQ~ said...

congrats to the winners! Those are some gorgeous birds, btw. Especially (as I'm sure he knows, Mr. Zoltar.

ArtyZen said...

If you didn't get a new camera, Natalie, I don't really think you need one! Fantastic photos.

Jennifer said...

That final photo in particular is an award winner!

(I didn't enter your sweeps given that I've already won [and am daily thankful for] one of your giveaways in the past, btw.)

tea time and roses said...

Wow This is fabulous! I am so excited and certainly thank Lady Betty Orpington from the bottom of my heart!

By the way, Zoltar sure is the handsome one!:o)

Thank you so much dear Natalie. You and your family enjoy a lovely weekend.



Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

KQ... "Mr." Zoltar... talk like this will certainly build his cocky ego!

Thank you Annie... maybe my camera resented all the "new camera" talk and decided to shape-up!

Jennifer... I ~HEART~ You!

Beverly... Maria and I put the package together on Betty's behalf, and Monday we will drop by the post office. Betty, wanted everyone to win a prize, but she is particularly pleased that a dear friend will be receiving some holiday fun.

Golden West said...

Great picture, that last one! Looks like something out of National Geographic!

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Thank you.
Very much.

warren said...

Congrats! Natalie gives awesome awards!