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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday!!!

Good morning, friends.

Oh, my, 2 posts in the same week, I believe that is a record. I saw this little weekly meme at one of my other favorite daily stomping grounds and thought I would participate. Here are my blooming azaleas. They are really showing out. You can click on the pics. for a closer look.
We bought this house at the end of May last year and by the time we saw the house the azaleas had already bloomed, so we had no idea what color they would be. They are breathtaking to say the least and I want about 20 more of the same color all around my yard.LOL

A couple of weekends ago, we worked on some landscaping and mowing of the lawn. This is the Gerber daisy my daughter picked out for the front porch. It's blooming beautifully.
And here is a geranium I picked out for my front porch table. I just love geraniums. Red is my favorite color of geranium but my daughter's is pink. I guess you can tell who won.
Last but not least, this is what we have on the mini farm this week. The week before we left on our cruise, we noticed this chicken missing. She is a small chicken, a Wheaten Old English Game Hen to be exact. So we just thought something must have gotten her while out free ranging one day. We had looked everywhere and she was nowhere to be found. Well, she came out of hiding this week and look what she has with her.
She has 7 little chicks. This is the first time we have let one of our hens keep their chicks. We have always been afraid that predators would get them. However, she is doing a great job keeping her little brood safe and we are going to leave them alone and hope for the best. I can not tell you how much fun it is to watch a momma chick walk around the yard with her little babies in toe. It is pure joy.

I have to say letting the chickens raise babies the natural way sure beats this.
We have 7 baby Americauna chicks in our laundry room. I bought them last week. They are the ones that lay the blue and green eggs. I will keep them in the laundry room for about another week and then they will go to the barn.LOL
Well, that is all for my Outdoor Wednesday. I hope you will all head over to A Southern Daydreamer and check out a few more.
Have a great day!!!

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Sarah Mae said...

Lovely flowers!

As far as my "questioning" God, it is more of being able to come to a total faith point - basically where you are probably.

My husband and I have been wrestling with how we teach our children that God will protect them (as stated many times in scripture, psalm 121, etc.) but children still get sexually abused, etc.

What kind of battle are we dealing with? Is Got all-powerful or does evil have some sort of free reign that God can't or chooses not to stop? These kind of questions, I think, I good to hash out with God so we know where we really stand.

Thanks for your comment! :)

flmom said...

The flowers are beautiful! Those chicks are really adorable too!!

HeathahLee said...

OH, those azaleas make me miss mine!!! I had a gorgeous hedge of hot pink azaleas before we re-roofed our house. The roofers just shoved the old shingles right on top of my bushes, and since someone told my husband they'd never grow back, he yanked them up! I mourn them every spring!

As for the chicks, they are so CUTE!!!!

I hope you are keeping your chin up. I'm praying for you and your family, Trixi!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday Trixi! Beautiful azaleas...and love the chicks! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Gina said...

I can't wait to see a mother hen with her brood...we are getting chicks in a few days that we'll raise to reproduce themselves. So fun!

Tink *~*~* said...

I had no idea there were chickens that lay blue and green eggs. The things we learn!

Tink *~*~*
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Shannon said...

I love your flowers! Red is my favorite geranium color too and I always use them in my front porch pots. :)

basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

Nothing shouts "SPRING" like the season's first beautiful flowers and baby chicks running around the yard! Your pictures are so pretty - I'm green with envy that you have so many wonderful flowers blooming already. And I'm so happy the mama hen was ok! What a happy surprise!

Debi said...

I sent you an email I hope that you get it.

I love your flowers, I had some really pretty one back in FL that grew right under my dining room window. Perhaps I will plant some here.

Rue said...

Good morning Trixi :)

I'm glad mamma hen is okay and how cute are those babies!!

Your Azaleas are gorgeous! So is the Gerber Daisy :)

I hope you have a nice Easter!