Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW?


Ron mentioned that one of my roosters appeared to be limping. It turned out to be Daryl. Somehow our oldest rooster had managed to tangle in some string and hobble himself. You would think it was easy to catch a rooster with his legs hooked together but never underestimate a feisty fowl with adrenaline surging. He managed to escape me until he let down his guard and took shelter in the hen house. I walked in with the net and, smiling, closed the door behind me. He spied me and (second mistake) dove for a nesting box. It was simple then to grab him and hold him until Ron could get the scissors and clip the string. Each time I see him I have to ask, "How do you like me now?" I could swear he wears a look of adoration:)

There is even more going on inside the hen house but I don't have pictures yet. Mr. Gibson the hen (now known as Gibson) has hatched one chick and has two others about to enter the world. More of that story later.

Up, up and away! Carmen's sketchbook has gone to Miami once again. It first spanned west coast to east coast then found it's way to the Central U.S. Now it has gone east again. Aren't you curious about what goes on behind these sketchbook covers? This one is especially tempting with the tassels showing at the bottom. Monique's (aka Holland's) wonderful picture was also in Carmen's book and I added my offering before sending it off to Valeria. We all should be receiving the third book of the project this week. I cannot wait to see Serena's. Each cover opens to great artistic surprises.


BREAKING NEWS: Owen Michael has a brother. Logan Douglas was born around 4:00 yesterday afternoon. . . . .Owen Michael has a brother. Logan Douglas was born around 4:00 yesterday afternoon. . . . . Owen Michael has a brother. Logan Douglas was born around 4:00 yesterday afternoon.

16 comments:

  1. Wow quite a lot happening back your way. Wish I had some art talent because it would have been fun to participate. Where does it end up finally?

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  2. It must be wonderful to be adored by a rooster. Great story!

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  3. OGO - Well Ron and I were both heros because you should have seen that rooster's spurs. Yikes if Daryl didn't like me now.

    Tabor -- There are ten participants and ten books. In October I will end up with my sketch book back stuffed full of art from the others. It was brave of me to dare to participate with these excellent artists but I'm so happy I took the project on in order to be a recipient of their work.

    LL Cool Joe -- Yes, rooster adoration is indeed wonderful. LOL

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  4. Poor rooster! I'm glad you could help him out.

    Congrats on the new baby - lovely name.

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  5. Boy, I'll bet he was glad to be free. He's a handsome guy.

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  6. oh i want to see what's INSIDE
    you teaser ;-)

    hugs

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  7. Congrats to Owen and his parents on the safe arrival of baby Logan!

    And I'm so glad Daryl is walking free now. I can imagine he absolutely adores you, Annie! You're his unhobbling hero :)

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  8. Congrats on the breaking news!

    This line cracked me up: "There is even more going on inside the hen house but I don't have pictures yet."

    Can't wait!

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  9. There's stuff going on inside the hen house, the art books, the Owen Michael household...welcome to the world, Logan Douglas!! :)

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  10. That Daryl is a handsome rooster! :)

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  11. Lynn – Daryl has needed some special attention since Jack Bauer (the Araucauna rooster) joined us and kicked his butt.

    Beverly – Yep, you should have seen him run and start jumping on the girls. I’m sure having his legs hobbled affected his sex life.

    Carmen – Did you mean inside the book or inside the hen house? LOL I can guarantee you that Monique’s work will thrill you.

    Talon – Owen’s parents as well as the rest of us are thrilled with Logan’s safe arrival. Little Owen had a serious heart problem when he was born and so a team was standing by in case Logan had the same issue, but all seems very, very well. I love my new nickname “The Unhobbling Hero” and shall be sure everyone knows. Thanks.

    Riot Kitty – Thanks for the congrats on my newest grand nephew. I’m glad you liked the line about the hen house and I have to add “What goes on in the hen house DOESN’T stay in the hen house.” LOL

    Ily – Yes, lots going on inside and outside the hen house and I’m lovin’ all of it. Just think, you are responsible for the art part.

    Pat -- Daryl is a handsome guy and boy is he ever strutting his stuff now that he is free to roam again.

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  12. Always excitement at your place. Hobbling roosters that need saving, art projects that are top secret and an new baby. How awesome. Welcome to this crazy, crazy world, Logan!

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  13. I hope he remembers he loves and trusts you;)

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  14. Bonnie – Isn’t it great. You’ve always got lots of stuff going on at your place too.

    Pat – Oh yes, I hope he remembers he loves me because this string cutting business gave me a close up view of his spurs and he can certainly do some damage with those if he wants to.

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  15. Yep, Daryl loves you for sure now!:)

    And congrats on the new grandson, Logan.

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