Saturday, November 26, 2011

Today on The Chicken Channel

For your viewing pleasure, today on The Chicken Channel we have The Great Escape, a heartwarming tale of twelve cooped up birds reaching great heights to escape their 'hood...
Repeats daily. No animals were harmed in the documenting of this story.

Today I stood the tripod outside the shark cage, in hopes of capturing the daily exodus. Even without a remote, or a timer, I still managed to get some shots of the height and distance the chicks can achieve when they fly the coop. I opened the cage and stepped back to the camera... and look at my crazy birds!

I need to ask Tatiana to show me how to get my video to work.
Yes, Alex and Tots know my camera better than I do.

These are the chicks... almost three months old. In flight you are looking at Son of Zoltar. Unfortunately, there are three Sons of Zoltar. They are just beginning to leave their awkward phase and entering into their freak-hoodlum phase.

I cannot even begin to describe the absurd "crowing" attempts they've been making. If a rooster says "Cock-a-doodle-doo," then juvenile roosters say, "Crack-ahem-ca-ca-ca-blech," and their tiny frames look like they might burst.

So, we have three hen chicks, and three men chicks. Guess I will be taking a country ride soon. It's never a happy prospect, but then neither is a yard full of cocky-little-dudes.

The Chicken Channel, always on, always good.

Friday, November 25, 2011

{this moment}

A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.
:: Inspired by Soule Mama ::

If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

So Much Thank You

I know I got it good. I know it.

The morning is already a bit crazy-busy, but I wanted to get my foot in the door ~so to speak~ and reflect on gratitude. And this could be, and should be an essay, a long and detailed story full of thankfulness, but instead it is a picture of pie.

I got it good. We have pie, and friends to share pie with, and lots of other things I love.

And now I gotta go!

Have a good day. Have pie.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Hit Delete

Wouldn't it be a comfort if you could hit delete when you needed a do-over, or when you find yourself overwhelmed?
Publicly humiliated? Delete.
Vulnerable and insecure? Delete.
Not shiny? Delete.

The risk of making public displays of anything, in social media, is that there are no virtual rocks big enough to crawl under.

It rained heavily yesterday and last night. I made weather proofing adjustments to the shark cage, that funny thing we call a chicken coop. Time to see if the chicas survived the storm and flooding. Wouldn't they look a sight in Wellies?

I think this is a good time to make other adjustments as well.

Duty calls.