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postheadericon Some Chick Pix and a SURPRISE!

I haven’t updated everyone on the girls (and Big Red) in a while so I thought I’d share a few photos from one of the VERY few days of no rain lately.

The hen’s eye view


Big Red fascinated by a bit of straw
The death of a straw bale

So, are you ready for a surprise?  We weren’t!  Look….

Aren’t they pretty?

We really didn’t expect the girls to start laying until March or April at the earliest.  I think they’re confused as they aren’t supposed to lay during the very short days of winter.  Given that they’re also only 5 months old, we were amazed to find these beauties in the coop!  My babies are growing up so fast…

postheadericon Only a Cat – Sunday Selections

Only a Cat is our pick for today’s Sunday Selections. The author is unknown, but it is obvious they have experience living with a feline friend.

Only a Cat

Only a Cat Sunday Selections Red Barn Blue Skies

I’m only a cat,

and I stay in my place…

Up there on your chair,

on your bed or your face!


I’m only a cat,

and I don’t finick much…

I’m happy with cream

and anchovies and such!

I’m only a cat,

and we’ll get along fine…

As long as you know

I’m not yours… you’re all mine!

~ author unknown

 red barn blue skies only a cat


postheadericon My Frog Boyfriend

Do you kiss frogs? I’m thinking about it. I might just have a new beau, in fact I’m pretty sure I have a frog boyfriend. He is very shy, but he still serenades me every day. He loves it when I give him a shower in the morning.

The hubby knows about him and approves of our relationship, he’s not green with envy at all about my new guy. Of course, my new guy IS green… Meet Bo-Frog, my new boyfriend and the King of the Frogs here at Red Barn Blue Skies.

Frog Boyfriend at Red Barn Blue Skies
Bo singing to me

My Frog Boyfriend Bo

This little cutie lives in a pot of lavender on our front porch. I first discovered him last week when I was watering the plants. This little sweet froggy voice piped up and was singing away as the water sprinkled down over him.

Bo has become my own little personal opera singer. He sits in the same spot every morning (and evening) and serenades us with his song, especially when the misters turn on. He’s in his element.

Read more about the differences between frogs and toads. We have a lot of both around here and no, I’m really not planning on kissing any of them – except for the little prince below.

Frog Boyfriend at Red Barn Blue Skies


postheadericon What I See Wednesday

Your regularly scheduled “What I See Wednesday” has been pre-empted..or is it hijacked?  Instead of the garden and other photos you’re eagerly awaiting – today you will see CHICKENS!!!

Stella – The Ringleader – Ms. Attitude
Midge (on right) & her Poultry Posse
HeartyGirl aka #19 aka Trauma Chicken
Thelma or Louise – The Spies
More of Stella’s Minions
Stella – rallying the troops
from the TOP of the pen
Training on the gangplank
Sgt Stella shows them the correct way
The coop – Headquarters
Stella biting (pecking) the hand that feeds her – mine
Can you believe how much these little ones have grown in just under 2 weeks?  Except for Midge, they’ve pretty much doubled if not tripled in size.  Most of them are flying for short little bits, it’s hard to keep them in their little pen anymore.  HeartyGirl has done quite well following her ordeal; she’s still a bit smaller than some of the others, but she’ll catch up.
Stella is quite the comedienne and definitely rules the roost.  She’ll fly right to either of us and land on our hands or arms.  Goofy bird likes to be petted and is one of the nosiest critters I’ve ever had.  She has a real thing for Mr. MoonCat ~ maybe that’s why she’s always trying to get my wedding ring?
In spite of Dad and everyone else making fun of us, we’ll continue naming the little feathered fiends as we go.  We’ll also keep you updated on their progress and our fall from sanity…

postheadericon What I See Wednesday

My calla lilies are hanging on in spite of the rising heat.
Little legs getting longer by the day.
Mr. MoonCat’s “man-cave” aka my herb drying room
My own pest control team.