Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Meet our Chickens! (and help me rename one)

The hens are here! We now have a small flock of backyard chickens thanks to my dad's generosity. He even threw in the coop which it now serviceable again thanks to some minor repairs by Hubs. Isn't it cute? Our neighbors like it too which is good since they also have to look at it.
Trudy is especially enjoying raising chickens in the backyard and would be content to feed the "bok-boks" all day long.
Ok, time for introductions! Meet Rosemary the Dominicker mix and Bianca the um...yard hen. Dad told me what she was a mix of but I forgot.
And this is the chicken formerly known as Heather. I'd like to rename her since I have several friends and a family member named Heather and it's just not working for me. What would be a good name for a black Ameraucana mix that is slightly deranged?
Yep, she's deranged! She kept escaping at Dad's house, screams like a banshee if you pick her up, and the other chickens gang up on her. Dad was hoping she'd move up in the pecking order with a smaller flock, but not so. The first night, Rosemary and Bianca wouldn't let her up in the coop to roost. She had to sleep on the ladder. And this morning when I went to collect eggs, there were only two. "Heather" had to lay her egg around lunchtime since the other two wouldn't let her in the bucket.

I'm proud of them for laying so soon after being moved to a new home. I figured it would take them a little while to settle in, but maybe the chicken coop was familiar to them.
So let's show Heather some love with a really awesome chicken name since she's at the bottom of the pecking order. Leave a comment below with your suggestions and I'll choose one this week.

Friday, March 23, 2012

More Toes

Expect toenail polish to be a regular feature from now on. Trudy sat still while I painted three coats of purple glitter polish AND a topcoat. Next time I'm just going to do French! She loves her toes painted. So funny.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Hehe. She sat perfectly still while I polished her nails with Piggy Paint and dried them with the hair dryer. Now whenever my manicure bag is out she finds the polish and brings it to me while yelling "toes!"

Monday, March 19, 2012

Big Sister

We're expecting baby #2 in September! Considering Trudy pitches a fit when I show attention to a cat or a small dog this will be quite an adjustment for her. Eventually though I think she'll make a great big sister. ;)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Splish Splash

It's a good thing T has finally decided she likes baths. Otherwise there would be no more Nutella for dinner!

Thursday, March 8, 2012


I rarely take sleeping pictures because I don't want Trudy to wake up. Let sleeping babies lie! She had already overslept for her nap at this point and needed to get up in order to keep her usual bedtime so I figured it was worth the risk. What I can't figure out is how this is comfortable!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Fun times with Gigi

Mom comes over 1-3 times a week for a few hours to spend time with Trudy. It's a huge blessing and allows me to blog for a living at Sweet T Makes Three and to clean enough to keep rats and roaches from carting our house away. Today I decided to join the fun. We went to a consignment sale and out to lunch. I need to get a DSLR stat! My little perpetual motion machine won't be still long enough to capture.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Today must also be "Windsday" because it is so blustery outside

Despite the cloudy, blustery day we enjoyed some playtime at the park. I really should call it rock time. She'd rather play with the rocks than the equipment.