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A little excitement goes a long way~

It’s been awhile since I last wrote

but life has been very busy around here.

Some days are easier than others.

I thought the C – A – T was going to be my biggest problem,

BUT, he’s pretty easy to get along with…

HE likes to help mom in the garden

just like ME!

On the other hand, those stupid birds are taking over!

HE was posing for mom…

and those dumb birds chased him away… can you believe it???  BIRDS chasing a C – A – T ? ? ?

BUT they do

AND they get away with it…

HE RUNS!

They are taking over MY dooryard…

This one is very nosy, she always has her beak somewhere where it doesn’t belong!  Not like me at all!

Sometimes I have to fly up onto the plant tables just to get a break from them!

They sneak into the coop and steal our food.  Pretty annoying.

Oops… not sure I should go in there now… looks like she’s coming, too!

YIKES!

Now they’re chasing me away!  THIS IS NOT FAIR!

Sometimes my people leave the back door open… and I sneak inside!

I like to snuggle on mom’s shoulder…

Mom helps me with my blog… it’s hard work, you know.

Hurricane Irene came to town and my family came home…

with guests and more guests… this guy had fun with my birth mother, Brownie…

a relief to me since he keeps picking me up and putting me down!

The kitchen was very noisy with all those people, hard for a chicken to get any sleep!

it was raining so hard mom wouldn’t let me go outside…

FOR TWO WHOLE DAYS!

I was getting pretty bored!

I was allowed to stay up all night with my sister’s friends playing cards.

This is the morning after.

The grandchildren came over to play and drove me nuts!

I started biting people…

DON’T THEY KNOW that I don’t like to be touched ALL THE TIME???

We made chocolate chip cookies…

and cuddled a lot

then the dog modeled his new eyes

and I showed everyone how lovable I can be.

The rain stopped and everyone went out to investigate…

PHEW!  A BREAK!

Mom still wouldn’t let me go outside…

she was afraid that I might get blown away.

FINALLY, the sun came out and I was able to take my dirt bath!

That is until my birth mother showed up!

We had quite the laugh, watching the turkey talk to her reflection in the truck bumper.

My friend, Peg, came to visit from Florida and brought me a very pretty necklace… good enough to eat!

I had serious issues with how it ruffled my feathers… so now I just LOOK at it!

BUT… I LOVE Peg!  I can’t wait for her to come visit me again!

THEN, we had issues…

there were these big crashes tumbling through the house…

It turns out that those stupid birds were up on the roof

knocking loose bricks down the chimney!

Here is one flying off the roof.  They SCARE me!

They scared the cats, too… is it safe to come out?

We had A LOT MORE RAIN, things were flooding everywhere!

Boy, was I glad when the sun came back out.

It started getting dark earlier…

and I had to let someone know I was ready to come inside.

C’mon Dad, pleeeeeeease let me in!

FINALLY!

SAFETY at LAST!


Dad decided to move the chicken coop to the other side of the yard.

He didn’t notice that I hitched a ride!

It got a little scary up there.

So I got down!

The siblings couldn’t wait to steal MY food!

Mom says I’m all grown up now since I laid my first eggs…

She said they were so pretty she was going to keep one!

Little did I know that I was going to have to stay OUTSIDE now!  The coop was moved for me to live in… NO MORE HOUSE!  My mom says that is so I can get used to the colder weather since I can’t stay in the house for the winter.  It makes me sad, but my mom and dad still let me come in to say hi.

Those stupid birds decided to take a dirt bath IN MY GARDEN!

Good thing my friend, Celeste, was in the garden weeding!

We shared an awesome sunset…

and I had fun cuddling in Celeste’s hair.

Mom designed a rug about me… she finished it just before the big show!

Now she’s working on another one with just ME in it!

I helped my mom set up the Garden Shop.

I wanted to play in these nesting boxes, but mom thought the garlic looked pretty there.  I didn’t argue.

THEN, people started arriving and setting up tents.

These are my friends Cindy & Denise.  This was Cindy’s tent with her husband Joe (he picks things up and put them down!) and they own Hometown Antiques in West Brookfield, MA.  Denise owns Sassafras Hill Primitives in Enfield, CT.

Here is my friend, Robin… she likes to carry me around and is really nice!  She ran the admissions booth for the big show.

It rained and rained and rained… lots of people got really wet

and so did I!

We had lots of people over for dinner…

MY dad cooked for everyone.

(Sometimes he saves bits of bread for ME!)

MY mom let me come in and visit after most of the guests left.  (Photo by Bonnie Lucente)

We had special guests from the west coast staying with us for a few days.

THEY really liked ME!

Here is my new friend, Paul giving me a kiss ~blush~  (Photo by Bonnie Lucente)

Paul is a bookbinder from Washington and runs From Common Hands Studio.  MY mom LOVES his books… she has 4 and wants more!

My friend Bonnie came back to see me, too!  She writes a great blog called Home in New England.  (Photo by Paul McClintock)

MY friend, Maria, gave me a kiss, too!  She brought presents for ME!  (Photo by Paul McClintock)

All of a sudden, there were people EVERYWHERE!  I didn’t know where to go!

The peacocks hung out in the Liberty Garden, showing off their pretty feathers but not being very friendly… like ME!

My siblings thought they should try and look pretty, but they’re not very friendly, either.  (Photo by Paul McClintock)

I decided to hang out with my new friends Larry & Paul near the garden.

My mom and Paul were surprised by their friend Carolyn from Seattle.

Nothing prepared me for what was to happen NEXT!

These really cute little girls showed up, all dressed in costume like my mom and Doreen.

I let them pat me AND…

Ryleigh held me AND…

Maria gave me a bonnet AND…

I put it on for Ryleigh AND…

She thought I looked really pretty!

Then I decided I needed a BREAK so I disappeared for a while.

My mom told me that Ryleigh looked for me ALL DAY!  Finally, I came out and let her play with me again.  She took me out to the back field to visit with Maria and Bonnie and to show other people my bonnet.  SHE LOVES ME!

(Photo by Bonnie Lucente)

I scared a little girl… I didn’t mean to!

BUT Sharon liked me!

I got to meet Fred & Kevin, my mom’s friends.  Kevin said he really liked ME!

This BIG dog decided he wanted to EAT ME!  Luckily, his dad had a good hold on him!

I ran to hide behind my friends.

Paul took my portrait.  My mom says I look real pretty.  (Photo by Paul McClintock)

Maria took a funny picture of my mom and Paul in Milltown Primitives‘ booth… it looks like fun!  (Photo by Maria Cardillo)

All in all, I had lots of fun having all these people here.  Everyone was nice to me, laughing and having fun!  Maybe they will come again.  I would like that!

At the end of the day, everyone was tired, INCLUDING ME!

Celeste let me rest with her.

I snuck a sip of Doreen’s lemonade… she let me have it!

Then my dad let me rest in his lap.

The next morning, my mom and I took a walk in the garden.  (Photo by Paul McClintock)

and our friends said good-bye.

Uncle Jimmy came to visit.  I think he likes me!

The C – A – T and I are back to dodging the peacocks and playing in the garden.

(Photo by Maria Cardillo)

Until next time~

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