Actually I’ve come to dread going into the animal yard with a camera.  Why?  Because I end up with like a bazillion photos.  These guys, er gals, are just too fun to be around.

So this time around Jordanne took the camera into her possession and snapped a few photos

You just saw synchronized preening and here’s another sport our hens love to do in the afternoons – dust bathing.  It’s all about beauty and bliss.  Why do critters have it so easy!  Darned if I know.

What’s all the commotion?

It’s dust bath time!  Of course, Lucie is the first to start the mid afternoon ritual.

Frontside, now the backside – ahhh that feels good.

Sairey joins in.  Get that dust under those long and purty feathers of yours.

Rolling over, got to get the back.

Sissy’s turn.

and Biddy.

Ah, pure bliss.

Blackberry watches the bathing beauties and their cleaning routine.

Watching the animals taking care of themselves, got me thinking.  Then talking it over with sis, saying we got to be back into our “taking care of ourselves” routine that went out the window these last two years because we were just too darn busy or tired.   I know, I know no excuses, but – but!  This year gonna steal some time and do some stretching/yoga or whatever you call it.   Either that or will be sleeping with Mr Hotwater bottle for a very long time.


  1. Mavis says:

    I do believe that chickens are hands down the best pet on earth…

  2. kitsapFG says:

    Animals are such good entertainment and always so photogenic. I need to invest more time in my own care too this year. I have gotten out of the habit of doing the small routines that keep me flexible and healthy.

  3. LaVonne says:

    Hey there, sorry I’ve been out of touch. I see you’ve been even more busy than usual! So envious of your trip – thanks for sharing all the pics.

    I wanted to ask Jordanne to change the Paypal button back the way it was last year when it was possible to sign up for recurring monthly donations. [I checked, and it’s not hard to do.] That way, we can afford to give a little bit every month without worrying about forgetting. 🙂


  4. Anita says:

    Hi. I live in Greensburg, Kansas, and after a devastating tornado in 2007, our town is rebuilding as a “green town”. I am looking for a good fact sheet that will show our city council why keeping backyard chickens and goats is a good thing, and how it fits with the “green town”. Currently, even though we are a farming community, no chickens or goats are allowed in the city limits. Any suggestions as to where to look? Thanks.

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