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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Chickens and Stuff

I went out just a bit ago. A storm is coming in and I always like to sit and watch as the wind is blowing and the clouds look like ships at full mast. The front is coming down from Alaska so when that happens the air smells fresh and what I imagine the glaciers must smell like. I grabbed my chair and I had a cup of hot coffee and I sat sipping as I watched the trees sway in the wind.

I have mentioned it before but I have cute mice that live in my chicken coop. They enjoy the cracked corn that I feed my chickens. The mice that live down there look like to circles oO-- with cute, little tiny ears and little legs and tails. My very lazy kitty has decided that my coop is the place to be so she sits and watches. She has caught a couple of mice this week. I am glad I am not a mouse. She never eats them though. Just plays with them.

I decided it was time to go collect eggs, not realizing the cat was playing with a mouse. Sasha ran over, and took the mouse. Sasha is a herding dog by instinct. She doesn't know how to catch mice she tries to herd them like she does my chickens. The mouse, seeing that it has a way of escape bounces over to me. I have mentioned to you before that I hate mice I don't care how cute. It sees my pant leg as a place of safety. I felt bad about it by I kicked that poor little mouse clear across the yard while screaming at the dog and the cat.

I can never figure out why I look like a place of safety. Before I could get away the mouse turned and ran to me again. I just ran to the gate and went out in the pasture. I left the dog and the cat. After I collected the eggs and was going the long way around to get to the back door. Sasha was throwing the mouse up in the air and catching it. You know most the time I treat that dog like a person. I am so disgusted with her she is just a dog right now.
The chickens of course, watched with glee. Sometimes I think I am really tired of animals. Except the chickens do pay their way. They are starting to lay eggs again which makes me so happy. I love fresh eggs so much.

I think they are all so pretty.

I am so glad tomorrow is Friday. I just love Fridays, and one with a storm just makes for a perfect day.

Thanks so much for stopping by,
~Kim~

22 comments:

  1. Oh My, that is quite the afternoon, eek!!!!! a mouse.....Love the eggs, so pretty, what differant colors, Blessings Francine.

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  2. Ewww, a mouse. I would have totally freaked out had it ran toward me ... kicking it would have been the least of what I would have done. Time to teach your dog and your cat that mice aren't toys? ;-)

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  3. Your writing is always so descriptive and pretty much always makes me smile. Just think of what we are all learning from your animals. They have kind of become my friends! :)

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  4. laughing at your mice fear. my pups (baron and bb) caught a wood rat today. baron, of course, proudly carried it around the yard and guarded it from the others. *sigh*

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  5. I'll have to admit...the picture of you running from the mouse made em laugh! I would have run, too! ha!ha!

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  6. Oh my goodness, I'd kick the mouse too! I can't stand mice.
    Your eggs are beautiful-really! I would be so proud if I had chickens to lay eggs for me....maybe some day.
    Enjoy your storm!

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  7. I hate mice too and I would have kicked just like you did.

    Fresh eggs sound wonderful.

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  8. Those are some pretty eggs.
    AND...I hate mieces to pieces!!!
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  9. Wow, that's a lot of eggs! Funny how the chickens let you know the days are getting longer. I really hope we get a decent bit out of this storm! Perfect for a weekend, especially since I'm stuck on my yard work for now. And I have four new books from the library to read. ;)

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  10. Better to kick it than to have it dart up your pants leg! I don't like mice.

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  11. That's hilarious! I just read it aloud and we all had a good laugh at the image of you screaming and kicking the mouse across the yard. Why do mice try to run up your legs??? That's so creepy!!

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  12. Oh Kim, can you imagine if it ran up your pant leg. Too funny. Your girls lay such pretty eggs. You must have the best breakfasts.

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  13. You really need to write a book. You have a gift of words, pictures and communication. Thank you for sharing it all. I feel privileged.

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  14. you really do need to write a book....

    i love the look of farm fresh eggs, they are so tasty too!!

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  15. I love coming for a visit because I know I will never be disappointed.....I laughed all the way through this post.....Debbie is right, you should write a book on your daily adventures.....

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  16. Hahahahahahahaha. Seriously, you crack me up. "So disgusted she is just a dog right now." OMG.....:)

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  17. Such beautiful eggs! I think we're getting that storm as well...wind is howling and temps are dropping and, I'm sorry to admit, I'm glad the snow storm is moving to the northeast. For the time being, I've had my fill of horrendous snow storms.

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  18. Oh, your eggs are beautiful!
    Sasha sounds like a character. Picture?

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  19. Eek! A mouse! ohman...I would have screamed like the girl I am. lol Yes...isn't it funny when a dog acts like a dog...~grin~.

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  20. I had to laugh. Sometimes I think I am really tired of animals too! Enjoy your storms.. good luck with the mice. :)

    Blessings, Debbie

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  21. Oh I am laughing...you are a safe place...now my family would have been hearing my scream for miles! Your story is so heart warming and fun. Now for the mice...I will read fictions stories about them, but keep them away from me in the natural world.
    Have a great day....blessings!!!

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