Posts tagged ‘animals’

October 18, 2011

Pot Pie the chicken and her friend

I believe this kitty lives next-door. She likes to come over and visit our chickens. They are quite friendly toward her, and she likes to sit and watch them!

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August 2, 2011

Pot Pie; the Chicken « Riahs Random Ramblings

My chicken Pot Pie was interviewed on my sister’t blog today!

My chicken Pot Pie (on the right) was interviewed on my sister's blog!

Pot Pie; the Chicken « Riahs Random Ramblings.

February 5, 2010

More from New Mexico

Jennifer sent me some more pictures. I miss everyone there so much!

These are the children–two 5-year-olds and two 2-year-olds! (the 5yos are twins and one of the 2yos is their brother, the other is Jennifer’s niece.)

Most of the animals were really nice. This cow was gentle and would let the boys climb on her. They could feel when she was going to move, and could easily jump off in time.

See! Even I sat on her! (Don’t you wish you were there, grandma?)

Here I’m holding Ducky. He hardly ever quacks because he didn’t grow up with other ducks. He just kind of mutters under his breath 🙂

It got really windy out there one day! (I love this picture!)

Here’s the king size quilt–we got it close to finished.

Saying goodbye. The boy on the right got attached to me for some reason. He reminded me of Daniel.

Up on the chicken coop. The boys were telling us how they climb up there, implying they do it all the time. When there mother came out, though, she was rather shocked to see them there.

January 10, 2010

New Mexico trip

December 23 I left with my very good friend Jennifer, her 2-year-old niece and her 2 goats (Shortening and Duchess). After driving for 9 hours (much of it through snow), we arrived at Jennifer’s very good friend MaRae’s house. MaRae and her husband have twin 5-year-old boys, a 2-year-old boy and are expecting a new one next spring. They live on a ranch in the middle of nowhere with lots of cows, a few horses, a couple of ducks, quite a few chickens, and two more of Jennifer’s goats. We spent a very full 12 days making quilts (we nearly finished a King and two twins), cooking meals (Rotten Celery soup, Dutch Baby pancakes, Acorn Squash pie, Cow heart, tongue and neck glands–called sweet breads which is much more appetizing), butchering chickens (I plucked 6 of the 7 and boy was that chicken dinner good!), and playing with the little boys. It was great fun and so hard to leave, but eventually we needed to. We loaded up the car with all our stuff and four goats (yes, the return trip was twice as stinky!) and tearfully said goodbye. The adventure was not over, however. We still had to make it through a border patrol check.

Border Patrolman to Jennifer: “You a US citizen ma’am” *nod*
Then turning to me: “And you.” *nod*
Peeking into back: “And I see you have a little one back there… and… some goats!”
Border Patrolman cracks a smile and waves us on. 😉

Click the thumbnails below to see bigger pics!

1) plucking one of the chickens

2) Elisabeth and the ducks

3) Elisabeth and the freshly milked Shortening

4) Myself in the snow

5) Jennifer and Elisabeth cooking up something delicious

6) The thermometer the morning we left–it was pretty warm at 35 degrees!

7) The view from the driveway.  It looked like this in every direction unless you were facing the house or the barn.