Thursday, March 27, 2008

~~Here a Chick*There a Chick & I've been Tagged!~~

BUTTERSCOTCH ~~ He's Pretty but he's VERY MEAN!!

Meet the new members of our family.....14 new feathered babies! Our grown hens already give us more eggs each week than we can eat but with the price of eggs these days a few more can't hurt! We're always happy to share & the eggs you gather yourself are always the best. We have brown eggs & colored eggs & they are so creamy & good.

We've had the new babies a couple of weeks & they are growing so fast!

On the other hand, we have a very mean rooster - he's a beautiful big Buff Orpington but he attacks us! I have bruises & cuts on my leg & knee from his attacks. I plan to find a new NICE rooster soon!
Sorry Butterscotch :-( You will have to go to a new home before the new babies head to the coop.


I'm happy to have been tagged by Suzanne ~ Painter of the Past at Pear Tree Primitives to tell you how I came up with my blog & business name ~~ kattz*cottage
This is interesting because I've always wondered how so many blog names come about & why they are chosen!! So here is mine ~~


KAT is a nickname from my husband TZ

TZ is my nickname for him & it's his initials

Put the two together & you have "kattz".....& I have LOVED Cottages since I was a little girl & I do live in my dream cottage ~~ I have collected Cottage china & Cottage pictures for years & years & there is nothing COZIER than a Cottage!

In the fall of 2002 we started a new adventure called Geocaching and "kattz" is the geocaching name we came up with by putting our names together. Geocaching is SO much fun! It's all about treasure hunting with a GPS & it takes you to some of the most beautiful places! Since 2002 we have found 1666 geocaches & we have placed 50 of our own to be found. We do lots of geocaches on every trip we take ~~ you never know where they will lead you! You can find us through as "kattz"!

Since kattz was our geocache name I decided to change my ebay name to kattz*cottage ~~ so on from there it just made perfect sense to be kattz*cottage in the blogging world too!

I will pass this tag on to anyone who would like to tell us your "blog name" story!

Beautiful, warm, & sunny 80's here today ~~ hope yours is beautiful too!


Rosie's Whimsy said...

Love your chooks. That is another dream of mine to someday have my own. Yours are beautiful. I wondered about your blog name....very interesting.

:-) Rosie

Dolly said...

Awww I loved seeing the pics of your chicky girls!
I can't wait til the weather changes here and we can order ours!
I love raising chickens!

Poor Mr Butterscotch.....we have a Goose that is very mean to everyone but me!

Thanks for making my day!
Hugz, Dolly

bj said...

How I wish I lived in the country...I would love nothing more than to have chickens. My daughter does live out at the edge of town and she is just waiting for her dad and hubby to build her a chicken house....she wants them, too.
hugs, bj

Abbie said...

oh! they are so cute! (not the rooster..) :) My hubby and I are just starting to work through the idea of having chickens. i think it is wonderful to have fresh eggs and living creatures around.
thank you for the pics!

meg said...

Awww~ they are so cute! You are a woman of hidden depths :-) If I were any closer, I'd be glad to take some eggs off your hands, but raising chicks is a bit beyond me (I wonder what my cats would think of the whole idea?)

the feathered nest said...

Love your chickens! I've always wanted some just for eggs. I heard ducks are nicer and the eggs more nutritous!


Joy said...

Aww, so cute. We hatched chicks at the library 8 out of 12 made it.
They were all yellow chicks and a local farmer got to take them home.

Suzanne said...

Awwww, your little chicks are so cute. And the eggs are beautiful! Even though we live within the city limits, we are still allowed 2 chickens...I checked, because we'd love to have some one day.
I love how you came up with your blog/biz name....thanks for sharing!

Julie said...

I love, love, love your chicks and chicken -- those eggs are so pretty, too!

One day, when I get my dream, farmhouse....I'm gonna have some, too! Meanwhile, I'm gonna have to live keep sharing!

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Love your chicks. I too want to raise chickens again. Thanks for sharing your story on how you arrived at your blog/bix name.

Miss.Maddie's said...

Just a little hello and to take a peek at the lovely cottage. I think I'm hooked.
The chicks are sweet and the variation in colors makes them easy to name I'll bet.As for the rooster he's just protecting HIS chicks.(hens that is)
Now that I've had my cottage fix I bid you adieu.

Laurie said...

Look at all the baby chicks! How cute! I hope we have chicks this year too. I think we are having an early spring. We can almost see the grass and soon our chickens will be out in their yard. I'm not sure if you are like me but I spend alot of time watching my chickens. They are so much fun to watch.

PAT said...

I enjoyed hearing how you came up with your blog name.

Cute chicks...we saw a sign the other day...Chick Days...I told J we should get some chicks and have our own eggs! He just laughed!!

I remember being flogged by a Banty rooster, when I was about 4 or fun, no way no how!


bj said... should submit this MAGNIFICENT, real live rooster to go in the ROOSTER PARADE that should be starting today! If you would like to do that, ck my postings or say the word and I'll copy your rooster pic and turn it in....It is all just in the LINE OF FUN!! :O)
hugs, bj

Shirlee said...

I honestly thought your blog name had something to do with cats.
The little chicks are cute, but that rooster looks like he has "attitude". I guess he's not as sweet as his name suggests. :)

Jacki said...

I've been admiring your home. Do you perchance live in McKinney?