Sunday, October 23, 2011

Two Give Away's

I wanted to tell you about two wonderful ladies that I know and
they are having give aways on their blogs. The reason I am doing
this you see I want to win them. So I am shamelessly promoting them
in hopes that I might win. They are both so close to hitting 100 followers
that they need some more people to come and visit them. The first lady
is Camp and Cottage Living.
I love all of the goodies she is giving away
and I think you would enjoy reading about her life in a log cabin on Lake

The next give away is another wonderful lady I have had the joy of making
friends with and this is Sassafras and Winterberry. Courtney is giving away
yarns, lovely hand dyed yarns and some wool so you can see why I would love
to win this one too. But I would like you to win so I will be happy for you too.
I just wanted to get the word out in case you haven't ever met these lovely ladies
who both always brighten up my day.

See this hen in this picture?

She has been sick off and on all summer and now into the fall.
She gets better then she gets sick and I go through all of the
antibiotics and letting her out in the yard by herself. This
weekend I just pretty much thought when I went out this morning
she would be dead.
She wasn't, she was looking around like she might be interested in life.
So the interesting thing I noticed is her pale face isn't pale anymore.
She had color in her face and her comb looked red and healthy again.
I came in the house and got bread because she loves, loves bread.
She ate and ate. Which surprised me. I made apple pies today and took
her apple cores which she ate happily.
I had given the other hens the same thing I had given the sick ones,
but I did make another trip in the house and got some more bread
to see if it was a fluke and she about bit off the hand that fed her.
The other hens were yelling about the unfair treatment. My thought
was I bet I have hens standing around in the morning pretending to
feel pale and under the weather.
Don't underestimate hens. They can be very tricky.

It is a hot day today. But it is still nice because of the nice
breeze. The weatherman has promised fall by the end of next week.
We get a cold mass from Canada. Yay, So Kim and Julia, we are
getting your cold air so maybe it will warm up for you. :)

I went ahead and made two apple pies today. It is so nice to smell
the apples and cinnamon baking. A person who shall remain nameless
called another person who will remain nameless a "hog," because she
had the apple pie I made yesterday with coffee when she came in from
church. I was shocked.
I told the first unnamed person, I would make more so I made two
this afternoon.
I can't have fights over the apple pie now can I ?

I hope you have a nice week, can you believe it is almost Halloween?
I can't, it is flying by on a broom. :)



TexWisGirl said...

i hope your sneaky hen continues to be healthy!

Yolanda said...

I love hearing about life on the farm . You are such a joy to know.

Anonymous said...

She is loved and cared for...

Kessie said...

A whole pie?? Goodness! I imagine all the other nameless people were happy you made them two more pies.

Was that white hen better because her mites were gone? I'm glad she's finally better. My ailing hens would get well, then get sick, then get well, then get sick, then one morning they'd just be dead. That happened to my one psycho blond hen named Laurie. I nursed her for a year, then one day she was just dead.

Dawn said...

Haha! At least you are honest about the reason for telling us about the giveaways;))
As for the hen.....i had no idea a hen could look "pale". You win for top Hen Owner of the year!!!

Gail said...

Thanks for the introduction. I visited and am now a follower of both...and those prizes are mine...mine, I say!!

camp and cottage living said...

Thank you dor announcing my give away. And Courtneys too. Maybe I'll win hers!
You make me laugh the way you talk about your hens-it's like anyone else discusses their dogs or cats. "She was a little pale in the face". I never knew you could tell when a chicken is under the weather! You most definitely spend quality time with your layers and know them well.
Please elaborate on what cooler weather is for you. I'm wondering if you mean it is in the 70's instead of the 90's. Because it was the low 50's here today! Can you beat that?
Have a good week my friend-Kimberly

Jacque. said...

WOW...pale-faced chicken! Who knew? Apple pies, hey? I can smell them from here! {grin}

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Wow, two apple pies in one day. I wish we were neighbors. I'd be over for a slice so fast it would make your head spin. I'm so glad your lovely hen is doing well. I love when you post about your girls.

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Thanks so much for the plug to my blog. I had such fun putting together the prizes!

I love hearing you talk about the girls...the hens, I mean! Hope everyone of them stays good and healthy! I am seriously thinking of taking the chicken plunge this spring! Now, what to do about Sophie, the cat when I bring chicks home!
Have a wonderful week!!

Kim said...

I think that hen might be playing you. She looks a little sneaky to me - she knows how to get the good treats.
I have some of Courtney's hand spun yarn and it is gorgeous. I will have to check out the other site now.
(Your weather update cracked me up) I hope my cold air cools you off! LOL said...

Oh I hope you WIN!!!!!!!!
Thanks for sharing on your chickens, I so enjoy hearing about a totally different lifestyle.

Apple funny I woke up this morning thinking about making I will!! You have my taste buds watering.

Have a wonderful week!!!!

Stephanie V said...

I'm smelling apple pie now. Yum! That always says fall to me.

You had my attention at yarn...hopping over to meet your friends now. Thanks for the heads up :)

Meg said...

Haha hens are tricky, that cracks me up. I bet it has been a whole racket going on. "Oh, mooom. I'm sooooo sick.... Can I have some bread?"

Gosh a whole pie. Good for her! She could use it. ;) And no, I can't believe it's almost Halloween. I need to find some orange sweat suits or something for the kids to go with their pumpkin hats...

Debbie said...

good luck to you....i hope you win!!

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Your too funny girl. Hen dramma...Heeehehehe!!! You'll have to let us know if they 'fake it' tomorrow!!!

Wow, apple pie sounds marvelous...I'll be right over. :o)

God bless ya and have an extraordinary day sweetie!!!

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Hey sweeite, I just wanted to thank you for your prayer for Angel, sweet comments and hoppin' on my blog. I sure hope ya enjoy the ride! :o)

Have a blessed and beautiful evenin' sweetie!!! :o)

Pom Pom said...

Thank you for the chicken view, Kim! The white hen is lovely! She's looking good!
Apple pie sounds SO good! I had some hot apple cider today. Yummy!

Julia said...

Kim, it about time that we give you some of our cool weather. We shouldn't hog it. I wouldn't mind some warm weather but hot I don't really want. lol...

I had to laugh about the apple pie being hogged by an unnamed person. I would love to be close by to taste your apple pie. I just can smell it.

I'm glad that your hen is feeling like herself again. I really don't know what kind of diseases that birds get, except for bird flu.

Courtney is doing really well getting new followers. I'm so glad for her. JB

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Aren't apple pies fabulous? They are so perfect for this time of year; think I'll make one tomorrow.

Gumbo Lily said...

I hope you win the give-aways! Your hen looks very good right now. I hope she stays healthy through the winter.

Pie! I love pie. Please pass me a slice with whipped cream.

Paula said...

I am already a follower of Camp and Cottage Living! I love her blog and I hope I win her giveaway! I will visit Courtney as well!

Your hen is beautiful - I would love chickens, but...they are a lot of work and I am LAZY!

Allison of A Farmgirl's View said...

Kim, thanks for stopping by my blog it is a pleasure to meet you. It will be fun getting to know you :) Your blog is very pretty as well!
Have a blessed day!

Jennifer said...

It WAS hot on Sunday! It made me grumpy :) I hope your hen stays feeling well. I know they are a source of joy for you! All your little chicks in so many places!

Jill said...

Hi Kim. I found you through Debbie at It's All About Purple. I'm glad she sent me over...I'm your newest follower.

trump said...

Good luck on that give-away, and this must be a rare time that I'm not rooting for myself,lol. Richard from Amish Stories.

Marti said...

Enjoyed reading your blog. Your chicken story made me laugh, and reminded me of when I lived on a ranch.