2009-05-05

Stories of cute Roostery things, Wet chicken dinners and other things


There are just some blog posts that can have me tipping off my chair with raucous laughter. At the expense of the very talented Steve at Globspot I read his little story about a cute little roostery/chicken thing (Steve's own words there) that turned into the chicken demon from hell. He'll be wearing anti-rooster armour after his little encounter with the cute roostery/chicken thing. Yes I know all about roosters. One nearly took my youngest one's eye out and another terrorised Inaya. Rossters are only good for one thing...the pot. Speaking of chicken dinners...
Is this one wet little black bossy chicken or what? It poured with rain last Saturday and Maggie was so greedy for her chicken mash she spent the entire time out in the rain picking as much as her greedy little chicken eyes could spot. One soaked looking last weeks burnt and wet roast dinner - no thanks.
The chickens have learned now to stay well away from the electric fence I put around the vegetable garden. It's actually growing something other than weeds for a change...
We've got beans, beetroot, peas, onions, carrots and even the odd potato coming up. And the caterpillars are having a field day on the broccoli plants. I've killed heaps of the little green beggars. More today - but better than the fifty plus or so of two days back..
While I was in the garden destroying the caterpillars I spotted this rather fat Praying Mantis out on the hunt for little pesky critters that suck the life out of my plants. She's doing a great job sat there on the buttercup leaves. Sadly they die over the winter - but always there's the next generation of little predators to take up where their parents left off. Great way to control insect pests without having to resort to sprays all the time. I hate spraying and only do it it I have too otherwise forget it.
The grape vine is finally showing signs of giving up to the coming winter. I love the colours the leaves are turning. I might do a water colour painting sometime using some other photos I have as a reference. At the moment I'm working on a pencil drawing in between everything else I have to do (too much right now!). I'm hoping to finish it in the next day or two then I'll post it up.
These two weren't caring too much about the camera taking their mugshots. The Terrorist and River have become the best of friends. Jerseys sticking together. We've got two now along with the other three troublemakers enough is enough. Do I want to be writing another story about another baby dictator bovine this coming winter? No way not this time I won't. Rachel in Kentucky is doing very well on my behalf.LOL (Sorry Rae and those babies you're raising are very very cute).
How's this for complete trust? Yes Yowie has gone but this photo I took of her lying sound asleep in Inaya's arms says so much about the trust creatures can have in humans. I love this shot.

10 comments:

  1. Liz,
    This is a great post. Yes, we can never forget our pets, and that image is so warm and loving. I love your Jerseys. I did not realize that they also come with dark faces.
    The fowl stories and pictures are fabulous!
    Cheers,
    Patricia

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  2. Liz,
    This is a great post. Yes, we can never forget our pets, and that image is so warm and loving. I love your Jerseys. I did not realize that they also come with dark faces.
    The fowl stories and pictures are fabulous!
    Cheers,
    Patricia

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  3. Lovely photo of Yowie. Yes animals indeed start trusting and loving us humans so readily - in spite of all the horrible things some members of our species do to them..in many ways are animals better than us I think - with their trust and selfless love..

    Hope all has been well at the farm. Loved this post. Purrs and hugs :)

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  4. Hi Guys

    Patricia - I really enjoyed Steve's post on the evil rooster. It made my week after such sad news about that little kitten. That photo of Yowie is cute. Jersey's do have dark faces that seems to be the norm with the breed here. Roosters Patricia are pretty but dangerous. Lovely to hear from you

    Omer - I miss little Yowie. She was so loving and always so trusting. You're right on people animals trust us despite the horrible things some people do . I'll return the compliment by saying I've been enjoying your last post as well. Positive on the Lions in Zimbabwe. All is well here,Mad as usual and the cats are very soon due to come in.
    Purrs hugs and love to you you're a good friend to know

    Take care Both of you
    Liz

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  5. Great piccies though kinda strange (for me at least) to hear you talking of the winter coming as I'm in the northern hemisphere and we're just moving in to summer!

    One of your Jersey's is called The Terrorist? Hee, bet there's a good story behind that name, will perhaps come across it as I explore your blog further :)

    Beautiful picture of little Yowie, animals can be so trusting. I'm sorry to hear that Yowie was taken from you before her time.

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  6. Hello Wonk! I love that user name very very cool. I know what you're saying about different seasons. I wish all year was perfect but I guess we all have to have a winter. On the Terrorist..well yes she is the smaller of the two Jerseys. Nine months old and just realised the hooman mummy isn't going to be mummy anymore. Spoilt rotten! Yeah it was a bummer about Yowie. Run over sadly but we live near a road which doesn't help. Sasquatch her brother is making up for it by clawing me every day.LOL. Great to hear from you! And I'll add your blog to my list

    Take care
    Liz

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  7. Can't stand sad kitten stories :(
    still dreaming of baby terrorist calves...

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  8. Hi there Twisted Sister. Just logged on. I hate sad kitten stories too. Had more than our fair share on this blog lately. On the Terrorist Calves...believe me mooing in the middle of the night becomes the nightmare.LOL

    Look after yourself girl
    Liz

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  9. Oooo those 'orrible green grubby caterpillars ICK!
    I've had a little success with a spray made from pure laundry soap and garlic powder, they don't wash much apparently and drop dead if soap gets near 'em ;)
    Love the chooks, getting another 2 tomorrow as company for our lone Isabrown waif we found in the street the other day lol.

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  10. I will do my best to keep those calves away from you! I'll make up for both of us! LOL Hey garden looks great!!! Pepper would be in a tizzy if she were out in the rain..that drama queen!
    Try to stay away from those kitten claws! They are hell on the skin! We got two new little ones, Norm wasnt happy, but I am...claws and all!

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