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Life’s a breeze~

Well, it’s been a long ride…

my mom said I was very, very sick…

BUT

I’M ALL BETTER NOW!!!

Evidently

chickens aren’t supposed to eat

rubber gloves!!!

No one ever told ME that!!!

Actually, it wasn’t an entire rubber glove…

BUT that’s what my dad told my mom when he figured it out!

It was enough to make me very, very sick.

I stopped eating.

I stopped talking.

I stopped walking around.

I felt awful.

My mom tried giving me yogurt.

My mom tried giving me vinegar in water.

My mom tried giving me mineral oil.

My mom stopped taking my picture… she said I was too sick for modeling 😦

After 2 days, Dr. Mark said to try sulfur.

I moved into the house, again.

I sat on the edge of my box for days.

My mom cuddled me and tried to coax me to eat

yogurt & vinegar & mineral oil & sulfur.

Finally, I started feeling a little better.

My energy started coming back.

My dad let me play outside for a little while.

I slept a lot.

My dad found the glove, THEN

I FELT A LOT BETTER!

I had to eat boiled rice

and soft corn

and yogurt

BUT

finally

my mom let me start

eating regular food again!

I’ve stopped napping and

I play outside ALL DAY LONG!

My mom gives me extra treats…

she says I need to gain some weight.

The  D – O – G  is being very nice to me!

I think he likes me!

The black  C – A – T  is a monster!

HE chases me and my  S – I – B – L – I – N – G – S  all over the place!

Spring came in.

Flowers are starting to bloom.

(My friend, Celeste, caught me sunning myself)

The birds are singing.

My mom spends time outside with me.

That Esmeralda is BACK!

She harasses ME!

The others aren’t so bad, but SHE IS EVERYWHERE!

I’m enjoying the sunshine.

So is my birth mother and the  S – I – B – L – I – N – G – S .

It feels so good to take dirt baths again!

I’ve been having so much fun

O U T S I D E

Life is GLORIOUS~

EXCEPT for HIM!

HE CHASED ME YESTERDAY!!!

THEY are getting in so much T R O U B L E…

MY dad is thinking of locking them up!

BUT NOT ME!!!

I’m off and running…

until next time!

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The Reluctant Roomie~

So, my dad’s at it again.

For some strange reason, he thinks that I should like HER!

He made me a special house and then

INVITED HER!

I was NOT HAPPY!

Lucky for me, my mom came and rescued me!

I couldn’t wait to get out of there…

I flew right up onto my mom’s head.

SHE wasn’t happy with me.

I guess I had dirty feet and she had to go meet a client.

My dad decided to cuddle with HER!

… while HE WATCHED!

I was NOT thrilled when she jumped down and chased me around the counter.

Neither was my mom.

Bouffie is back at the barn… GOOD RIDDANCE!

My birth mother and the S – I – B – L – I – N – G – S invade my space.

BUT my dad likes ME better.

At least I don’t have to SHARE with THEM!

We had a little bit of snow… I don’t like it!

The C – A – T gets between me and my mom…

ALL THE TIME!

I pretend not to care…

BUT sometimes I do, especially when I’M OUTNUMBERED!!!

SO, I wait by the door to come in… until the D – O – G gets TOO CLOSE!!!

and I fly up onto my mom’s shoulder WHERE IT IS SAFE ❤

It snowed again, and I still don’t like it.

I tried to get my mom’s attention…

to let her know that THIS JUST WON’T DO!

A bunch of ladies came over to see me…

(photo by Doreen Piechota)

BUT my mom said they came over for a Walker Homestead Hearthside Hook-In.

My mom baked…

(photo by Doreen Piechota)

(photo by Doreen Piechota)

and my dad cooked…

and the ladies HOOKED…

and STRIPPED…

and ATE…

and HOOKED some more… FOR 2 WHOLE DAYS!

(photo by Doreen Piechota)

I got to visit for a few minutes, but my mom said chickens don’t belong in the house… CAN YOU BELIEVE IT???

IT’S A GOOD THING…

(photo by Doreen Piechota)

that she is working on a rug of ME!

My mom designed a rug of our ram, Amos, for my Auntie Celeste to hook…

and it’s looking great!

(photo by Doreen Piechota)

Denise is doing a wonderful job with her Americana sheep…

(photo by Doreen Piechota)

Jewell’s cat is awesome!

Kate’s meticulous work is really coming along…

(photo by Doreen Piechota)

and everyone loved Doreen’s new design…

(photo by Doreen Piechota)

and Audrey almost finished her rug… IN 2 DAYS!!!

My mom said I could share her cookie recipe…

it’s my FAVORITE!

My dad cuddled with my birth mother…

so I played hard to get.

The better weather came back…

the D – O – G soaked up the sun on the garlic bed…

the C – A – T got too close for comfort again…

HE thinks HE is my mom’s favorite

BUT

I KNOW BETTER!

The S – I – B – L – I – N – G – S were out harassing me…

but I tried to ignore them.

It rained cats and dogs last week, but I stayed in.

When it stopped, everyone went for a walk…

and got into a bit of a scuffle…

poor Ace (or Eldridge as Uncle Jimmy calls him).

The S – I – B – L – I – N – G – S played in the puddles…

while I watched from my mom’s shoulder, keeping MY feet DRY!

My mom let me come in to work on my blog…

and cuddle against her neck, my favorite spot!

Well, that’s it for now, I hear my dad calling me!

Until next time…

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A New Year~

So, life is grand.

(Photo by Bonnie Lucente)

I decided that I need more than just corn to eat

now that it’s COLD.

There isn’t anything good to eat on the floor…

so I convinced my mom to give me special snacks.

Sometimes I make a mess…

and sometimes I bite the hand that feeds me.

Sometimes I pretend that I don’t care…

and sometimes I act real proud.

I helped the cable guy fix the lines… Luca and my dad tried to help, too.

The cable guy was pretty impressed with me!

My mom and I took a walk in the garden…

and believe it or not…

we actually found things BLOOMING!

My mom says that the plants think it’s spring… I believe her!

My favorite girls came home for Christmas BUT

I think they like the C – A – T – S

more than ME!

OR… maybe SHE likes the D – O – G more!

I came in for my Christmas treats and my dad took a nap with ME!

My friend Bonnie came to visit me.

SHE likes ME!

I fell asleep in her arms!

OOPS!!!  Look who came with her!

It’s my friend Maria, but who is THAT???

a    D – O – G ???

My mom thought he was really CUTE!

I didn’t.

HE was drooooooooooooling over ME!!!

YIKES!!!

Maria tried to hold me BUT

I wasn’t thrilled.

She brought me a bonnet, so my dad helped her try it on.

(Photo by Bonnie Lucente)

I really, really, really don’t think I like him…

BUT my mom and Maria say Lumpy (yes, that’s his name, can you believe it???) is nice…

NOT sure about that!

For some reason, this C – A – T wants to hang out with ME!

I haven’t figured it out yet.

My mom and dad thought it was funny when I landed on this book…

I didn’t!

My dad tried to apologize…

and so did my mom.

I’ll think about it.

My mom had me model my shawl again, but I drew the line and said NO to the bonnet!

Once a day is ENOUGH!

New Year’s Day dawned bright and clear.

A perfect day to wander the gardens, take a walk…

the C – A – T – S tried to see how many footprints would fit on my mom’s car, but got too tired and decided to take a nap.

Pretty ridiculous, if you ask ME!

I went for a walk…

and HE followed me!

My birth mother and the S – I – B – L – I – N – G – S

thought they could come in the house, TOO!

My dad said NO!

I’m special.

So, until next time…

Have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Settlin’ In~

Someone, who shall remain nameless, TOTALLY FORGOT

that it GETS DARK EARLY now…

I had to fly up onto the windowsill to

REMIND them

THAT I NEED TO COME IN!

My dad THOUGHT I needed a new friend

so he brought this weird looking chicken up to the house

to MEET ME!

SHE had feathered feet

AND

a BIZARRE hairdo!

He calls her Bouffy…

yeah, like a bouffant

(play /bˈfɑːnt/) is a type of hairstyle characterized by hair piled high on the head and hanging down on the sides).

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT???

He actually thinks that I might like HER???

GET REAL!

My Uncle Jim cuddles with the C – A – T – S on the back steps…

Sometimes I sneak over to join them

JUST IN CASE

he might want to hang out with me.

I decided to help my mom out with her next article…

BUT I had to watch out for the SIBLINGS and the sheep and goats…

GEEZ!

Dora came into MY garden and I had to go hide under the baptisia!

I like it better when no one bothers me!

OOPS!  Better get outta here… there’s that C – A – T again!

Welllllllll, maybe he’s not going to bother me after all.

EVERYWHERE I went, HE was there, too!

buk, buk, buk… buk, buk, buk!

BUK, BUK, BUK, BUK, BUUUUUUUUKKKK!!!

Yes, I have learned how to squawk LOUDLY!

My mom is not thrilled.

It’s particularly fun to squawk in her ear!

She said I sound like a seagull… can you IMAGINE?

My mom decided to knit me a shawl.

Her friend, Sharon,  found the instructions on the internet.

I didn’t like it very much

so she let me take it off.

Olivia decided that Amos was pretty handsome…

she kept nuzzling up to him UNTIL

HE sent her PACKING!!!

Guess she forgot that she’s a goat and he’s a sheep!

The grandchildren came over again.

They all wanted to feed me at once…

then they all went away EXCEPT

THIS ONE!  She liked feeding me.

My mom let me come in the house

for a snack AND

to write my blog…

my dad didn’t understand…

sooooooo, that’s it for now,

until next time!

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WINTER comes early~

LIFE

has been

DIFFICULT

lately.

My mom left in this big truck

and

LEFT ME ALL ALONE

with all the BOYS!

FOR TWO WHOLE WEEKS!

I don’t know what she was thinking!

I think she forgot how cute I am.

While she was gone…

IT SNOWED AND SNOWED AND SNOWED!

Yes, snow… I HATE IT!

My dad decided I could come stay in his woodshop…

IT was certainly BETTER than OUTSIDE!

Trees were cracking LOUDLY for TWO WHOLE DAYS!

My dad locked the peafowl up in the barn

so they wouldn’t blow away!

THEY don’t bother ME anymore!

The magnolia tree the siblings sleep in was DESTROYED!

BUT they were okay.

There was lots of other damage.

Branches broke everywhere… can you believe it?

SNOW BEFORE HALLOWEEN!!!  and LOTS OF IT!!!

The C – A – T tried to comfort me…

but I didn’t trust HIM!

His favorite sleeping spot up on the wisteria arbor

CAME CRASHING DOWN!

MY FAVORITE GARDEN is a MESS!

The siblings are having fun hanging out in this broken tree,

BUT I don’t like it!

NOTHING is the same.

The D – O – G decided that since mom was away,

it was time to

 CAUSE TROUBLE!

He started harassing chickens and cats!

He traumatized my birth mother!

My dad thought she was dead…

BUT after two days in the house, she sprang back to life AND

SCARED THE WITS OUT OF MY DAD!

She is fine now.

My dad let me talk on the phone with my mom.

She talked chicken talk with me and

I pecked at the phone.

After what felt like forever,

my mom came home

in the big truck.

I ignore her when she calls me.

I BITE her when she picks me up.

Maybe she’ll get the message…

AND NOT EVER GO AWAY AGAIN!

She’s been giving me treats

and letting me come in the house

and sit on her shoulder at the computer.

MAYBE, just MAYBE, I’ll forgive her.

After all, there’s no nicer place to snuggle than my mom’s neck!

Until next time…

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Reality Sets In…

So, today is my dad’s birthday…

HE didn’t warn me, so I didn’t have a present for him

which made me very sad, BUT

I WILL sneak in to wish him a HAPPY BIRTHDAY…

AND

I DID spend the other day helping him in the shop…

HE likes it when I help, BUT

sometimes he thinks I’m BOSSY!  Here I am SUPERVISING him as he works on our Walker Homestead display for Simple Goods!  HE always THINKS that HE knows MORE than ME!!!   BUT

he’s WRONG!

SOMEDAY he’ll learn that GIRLS ARE ALWAYS RIGHT!!!

NOW, he’s listening!

So, it’s getting pretty COLD out there!

I still enjoy looking for treats in the garden…

that is, when SHE isn’t in the way!

I lost my friend, Sadie… she’s buried in the Remembrance Garden where I can visit her ❤

…and where she can smell the flowers~

My birth mother is still HARASSING me!  BUT

SHE’s not as mean as SHE looks…

the siblings are still a PAIN!

but nothing compared to HER!!!

SHE chases me AND

B – I – T – E – S

me!

WHAT did I ever do to HER???

SHE

L – I – K – E – S

MY

brother!

WHY not ME?

I snuck in the house again…

HE wanted to come in, TOO!

My dad let me ride Luca’s back.

He didn’t like that very much!

Some days are better than others…

HE thinks he’s ALL THAT!

Little does he realize how silly he looks, especially when he shakes his feathers at the girls!

BUT…

he is getting pretty in the front… kind of.

I snuck in the house again… it’s warmer in there!

DON’T THEY GET IT???  I want to live INSIDE!!!

Some days I look sad and dejected…

so my mom will spoil me… this time I got cornbread!

We had a visitor the other day…

Mark Kimball Moulton, a writer and photographer, came by to visit us!

(Photo by Mark Kimball Moulton)

Fidel was bored with him, can you imagine???  RUDE!

(Photo by Mark Kimball Moulton)

I had trouble paying attention… I just knew S – H – E

was right around the corner!!!

(photo by Mark Kimball Moulton)

I think he liked H – E – R better!

I KNOW I’m prettier!!!

Can you believe S – H – E  TALKS to MY MOM???

She thinks  S – H – E  is pretty special, going brrrrrrrup!  brrrrrrrup!  brrrrrrrup!

AND

MY MOM talks back to H – E – R!!!

So, I snuck in the house again!

and snuggled…

with my friend, Celeste.

SHE LOVES ME!

Well, that’s it for now…

My mom tells me she is leaving me for a while.

That makes me sad, BUT

my dad says I might be able to stay in his shop

when it gets REALLY COLD!

AND

Celeste promised she would visit me again.

Until next time…

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Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr….. it’s getting cold!

Well, I don’t quite understand what is going on…

Now that I live outside,

really, O U T S I D E…

I’m learning how cold it gets here.

BBBRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrr……….

I HAD NO IDEA!!!

There are no more lights to keep me warm…

and lots of strange noises through the night!

It’s a good thing I have lots of feathers now!

I’ve been very busy in the garden looking for bugs

and avoiding those nasty peacocks!

EVERYWHERE I go… THERE THEY ARE!!!

They think the firepit is their perch!

They sit on the roof like vultures

just waiting for us to get fed

so they can STEAL OUR FOOD!!!

It’s not like they don’t get fed at the barn!

Even the siblings are afraid of them!

My nasty brother tried attacking my mom the other day…

my birth mother put him in his place, blasting him for biting the hand that feeds him!

The C – A – T is still around, looking cute and trying to steal all my attention…

but even HE is afraid of those stupid peacocks!

My mom wants to call this one Esmerelda… what do you think?  She’s pretty EVIL!

Grampa came down to visit and my dad had to show him how cute I am!

He was impressed with how I just hang out…

in my dad’s hand… see how IMPRESSED I am???

Okay, ENOUGH ALREADY!!!

I snuck in the house the other day to check out what my mom is working on…

It looks like she designed another rug around ME!

SHE LOVES ME!

and I LOVE HER!

I’m still laying eggs (my mom’s so proud of me!)

aren’t they beautiful???

So, I guess I’ve gotta get used to this C – O – L – D ! ! !

BUT FIRST,

I get to enjoy this beautiful warm October day!

HAPPY FALL!

Until next time…

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