"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

meet the ladies







Well, you were with me during the planning stages.  You saw it begin to come together.  You were with me the day they arrived.  But I've never officially introduced to you ~ the ladies.




First we have the demure Missy wearing her lovely buff color and proficient plumage.  Just check out that bodacious backside.




Next is Sally Henny Penny, always a wooer of fans as she dances her way down the runway.




Now let's marvel at the dazzling Elsie of the Dinsmore lineage, stunning in her rich couture.




Last but not least we have Lucy the overachiever.   Her performance is stellar, as far as egg laying is concerned.  I don't think she has let a day go by without gifting us.




Really this is an amazing bunch of girls.  Rarely do we gather less than 3 eggs (and sometimes 4).  We worried that 4 chickens wouldn't be enough to be worth the trouble, but we can't keep up with them!  They produce faster than we can eat and we are thankful.

So, this is not a contest, just a display.  Because really, how could you choose a favorite?  They are definitely all winners!

Blessings, Debbie

32 comments:

  1. Oh they are all beautiful. hens have marvellous personalities - it is such fun to watch their evolving dynamics - better than any soap opera. have fun with your girls. xx

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  2. I want..I want some too. Still waiting...be sure, it's going to happen. Give them a hug for me please. Maa

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  3. I really must get you a picture of Beatrix Potter so she won't feel left out! She isn't laying it, but in a few months she should start.xx

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  4. Debbie, those are some lovely ladies!! Thank you for giving us this delightful show. I know you are enjoying those fresh eggs... the ones in the grocery store are no comparison! Have a great week. tanna

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  5. Beautiful girls! I love to hear about happy chickens:@)

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  6. What a beautiful portrait of Elsie. You're a talented photographer. I envy you!

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  7. They ARE all extra lovely! I like Elsie's face and Missie's "clothes" best! How fun!

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  8. My, they are lovely ladies! My son has chickens and there is nothing like a fresh egg...yummy! So glad they are keeping you supplied!

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  9. Beautiful ladies. I thought I might like to get some after we move and I think four might be just the right number.

    Cindy Bee

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  10. I'm so jealous! I want chickens but hubby says not right now. I'm just waiting for the day he gives the OK. Love your roses too...Patti

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  11. I'm happy to meet 'the ladies', aren't chickens great? We love ours and have 12 hens and 1 rooster...never a dull moment!

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  12. Sweet ladies!

    This post reminds me to order our new chickens! I miss having fresh eggs!

    Deanna

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  13. Those are some beautiful chickens, and so are the roses! How exquisite!!!! And the johnny jump ups in the bucket are so cute!

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  14. Loving the ladies! (My girls will be jealous!)

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  15. What lucky ladies to live with your family. I had no idea that 4 chickens could be enough...that seems almost doable.

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  16. Love your cute flock! Kiwi and Pearlie send their best to them!! And those roses are beautiful. xo,

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  17. Such lovely ladies and I love how you have introduces then to us.

    I love your lovely roses too. Have a great day. JB

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  18. they're LOVELY!
    our little ladies aren't laying yet, but they DO love to run from the camera. your first picture made me laugh. :)
    your yellow roses are beautiful too!

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  19. Gorgeous ladies! We have 3 chickens and sometimes we can't keep up , I know what you mean!
    Roses are lovely. Such a lovely color.
    Much love.

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  20. So nice to finally meet the girls. They are quite beautiful. They have nice faces and they look just like their names. :)

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  21. Sweet ladies and productive too! I always say, "Pretty is as pretty does."

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  22. What lovely ladies they are. [o= I look forward to having a group of ladies next year, Lord willing. Thank you for sharing.

    Blessings and ((HUGS))
    -Mary

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  23. Such lovely ladies too! We started off with four and then a friend emigrated and left us 6 more. 10 eggs a day doesn't sound bad, but when you start multiplying up by 7 for the week, every week, they start to add up. Good job I have lots of friends to take our surplus.

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  24. You could never pick a favorite because they are all bee-you-tee-ful!

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  25. I loved meeting the ladies...how cute that is! We have one rooster and 4 hens and they keep us in plenty of eggs. A skunk got in about a week ago and killed one of them though..I was so sad! My husband shot the skunk and boy did he stink!!! ;D

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  26. Dear Debbie,

    What sweet ladies you have! Hens are the funniest, silliest, and sweetest birds, aren't they (Next to all the other silly birds like ducks, of course)?

    I just love their pantaloons!

    Love,

    Marqueta

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  27. Ha how cute!! what nice ladies you have ~Love Heather

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  28. What sweet ladies they are! Your photos of them and your roses are amazing...:)

    xoxo...Gloria

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