I have been looking for pickle chips for YEARS!!!! A friend of mine told me about them a very long time ago. But she was from out of state, and couldn't find them here. But I always look anyway. Sharon...I found them....and they are SO pucker up good!!!
Moving on to more important things. My GIRL!!! She is better. But she is improving slowly. She is eating a bit, and drinking water, and doing chickeny things, like scratching the dirt for bugs and sunning herself. But she is not laying eggs again yet.
Seriously though, I am hopeful that she will be fine. When she starts laying eggs again, I will know for sure! The other two Rhode Island Reds have started to lay. But one of them ,Lucy we think, is laying those weird soft eggs. Two broke on their own still in the coop yesterday. Odd. My one Rhode Island Red, the pullet, died last week. She is the one who brought the cough here. She never seemed sick really, but she displayed a lot of odd behavior. She fell off the ladder in the coop, and then layed in the dirt all night like she was paralyzed. She kept getting tangled up in the hose, and falling like she was hurt, and then one day she just lay down and died. I will never get hens from a place that strictly buys and sells again. Live and learn.
I spent several hours the other day adding onto the coop. I didn't get a building permit......ha ha!! I took sections of wrought iron fencing we weren't using, and created a run, or play yard for them. The two little Reds are small enough to sneak through the grove fencing and they follow me to the back yard and pool area. I do not want chicken poops on my deck!!!! So I made a run for them. I got done, and was sitting down all proud of myself, admiring my hard work, and then realized....oh my gosh, I have to take it apart. I blocked the only way out of the yard for the boat!!!! Geez!!!
My yellow squash and zucchini are about a week from my first harvest.
I got my zoom lens out recently to take some bird pictures. It was broke. I was sick. This was a gift to me from Greg last year on my birthday. I know it was not cheap! I have never dropped it, and I don't use it often, and the one year warranty had JUST passed. But we (as in Greg) sent it in for repair and I just got it back yesterday. So all of these photos today were taken with my zoom. The following are some of my favorite shots. The oranges, so bright and pretty. This is the tail end of the season.
Pretty Miss Maui above.
You can see the droplet of water in Snacker's beak as she is taking a drink.
Well, that's it for today. Go outside and take in some of the beauty around you!
Have a great day!!!!