Wednesday, August 29, 2007

~~End of Summer Texas Evening~~



















Just after supper & world news we head out the back door to spend some time outdoors to do projects & just to enjoy our gardens, our animals, & to take a walk through our woods ~

Our spring chicks are nice big hens now & have just started laying ~ every new warm egg we discover is like finding a jewel! Some of them are Americanas that lay colored eggs - I love the blue eggs ~ Our Rooster Butterscotch has a funny crow but he's a big & very pretty "woosta" ~ Unfortunately we've lost so many hens, roosters, & our huge pet turkey that we loved so much to raccoons that come out of the woods.......but this spring TZ covered the top of the pen & so far they are safe & sound. Our new baby turkey gets to leave the coop to follow TZ on grasshopper hunts - he heels like a dog & never leaves his sight ~ if he loses sight of him he makes a huge ruckus until he's back by his feet. Our second baby turkey is so wild we had to chase him all over the woods to get him back ~ so he doesn't get to do grasshopper hunts anymore.....lol

Our chihuahua Cookie follows turkey while Cabo pushes the croquet ball all over the yard with his nose. He never tires of this & barks at the ball the whole time ~ he does this inside the house too with his tennis balls. Our cat Kharma lazes around but almost every night catches a frog beside the pond ~ I have to chase him till he lets it go ~ I love the frogs & we have them everywhere this year because we have had so much rain.

And our girls Violet & Vanilla Bean are LaMancha goats - very funny looking because they have no ears.....well, really they do but you can't see them - they look like they're wearing earrings.....but they're very pretty girls & very sweet. The full moon this week has been so pretty - last night TZ hung our new/old $5 garage sale porch swing from the big bois d'arc tree by the pond ~ nice little nights in the country & hope you're enjoying your end of summer nights too - they're almost gone ~ But I DO love Autumn & it's almost here!

12 comments:

Arlene said...

How fun to have all those dear animals, and I loved that you named them all! :)

Brenda said...

Such a sweet blog. I love animals. wished I lived out so I could have them again. Thanks for letting me visit yours.

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh my gosh! I can't believe you have a pet turkey that follows your hubby around! Great story!

Brenda said...

I just read what you wrote about my pantry. Thanks so much. You want believe I did fly to Houston to do a ladies house. I love doing this.It makes me feel so good to see how happy others get to see a finished job. I would love to open a buisness just doing this,but I have my hand in so many pots lol.

Lallee said...

All your animals are delightful. I love the expression of your chihuahua looking at the turkey. Too cute.

Robolady said...

What a great peaceful place. Love the animals. and the woods and pond are to die for.

sheila said...

oh wow...did I know you have goats? I don't think I knew that! I want a baby goat so badly...and I just read in the Georgia Market Bulletin that a lady has a baby nigerian pygmy goat for free, but he must be bottle fed...

we're going to the vet in the a.m. to have Wilma's Dragon Toes (she's our big girl basset) clipped and Oliver's poor duck lip checked...I'm going to ask if bottle feeding a baby goat might be too big of an undertaking for someone without Goat Experience...

But I would Love Him and Squeeze Him :)...

the feathered nest said...

What a wonderful way to spend and evening - wish I could join you! I'd love to see all those animals. Your chihuahua looks a bit mischevious!

Manuela

daisy cottage said...

Oh my gosh - what precious, adorable creatures! They are all so sweet!!!

xo,
Kim

Suzanne said...

What a fun place you have Kathy. And it looks like they all get along, well maybe not the cat and frogs! My husband had a pet goat when he was growing up. We live in town and can't have one...so thanks for sharing your little farm!

Laurie said...

I love your blog! I am Texan living in Alaska and I love to read about fellow Texans. You have a beautiful cottage.

Laurie

Miss Maddie's said...

My first visit to your blog and I just adore all the critters.Your little Texas cottage is delightful too!Susan