Look lively, ladies!
I am really enjoying looking after the neighbor's chickens while they are away. Today they were all outside foraging around the farm and when I pulled in, they ran towards the car, chuckling softly to themselves. In the lead was the little speckled hen, the one I have a special fondness for. She followed me everywhere I went, hoping for mealworms. And when I finally got some out for her, she jumped up to try to get them from my hand. You can see a shot of her, against a snowy background, in Extra - she's gorgeous, isn't she?
So, why didn't I blip her? Well, honestly, I just laughed at this photo when I saw it - love the way their feathers are all ruffled and their little feet are flying. They didn't want to be late for whatever I might be handing out.
And speaking of handouts... those of you who keep chickens won't be at all surprised by this, but I was. As I was gathering eggs (over 2 dozen today!) I came across one that was broken. I tossed it out into a snow bank and before you could say "dinner" a mass of chickens and one rooster were on it. A minute later nothing was left - not even a fragment of shell. It was amazing!
I've had such fun looking at all the "up close" Tiny Tuesday entries. And I'm going to post results tomorrow, I promise. You've made it very, very difficult to narrow down to just 10 top picks - there are so many wonderul images.
A little more snow today - just flurries. Feels like this winter is never going to end...