09 February 2010

sunshine and the girls









We have enjoyed an incredible winter so far this year (sorry rest of the country...). It has been really mild and the sun has been shining far more often than usual for this time of year in the Pacific Northwest. I for one have completely enjoyed spending time outdoors on the property, doing odd projects and planning for spring gardens.




~wren wishing she was out playing with the girls...



I was out yesterday and thought I would shoot a photo or two of the girls. It was a beautiful afternoon and they were enjoying having free run of the property in the glorious sunshine.



~bluebelle and zinnia



My very favorite hens are the frizzles - they look a bit like they have spent some time in a wind tunnel, and they are so very fluffy! They aren't prolific layers, but as we spend much of our summer enjoying just watching the hens play on the property, they are definitely fun to watch~





~peony




~zinnia





36 comments:

MODERN Prairie Girl said...

wYou make me want a life with chickens ;) They are so precious.
So glad you got out today in the sun with them.

Call me tomorrow! Let's catch up!
ox
l

Teresa said...

Oh Mimi!
Be still my chicken loving soul!!!
Oh what pretty prancing ladies!
Sooooo flufffffffy!
I would adore watching them prance around!
So sweet!
Love them!
xxooxx

vicki archer said...

They are beautiful your girls...don't forget to let me know when you will be in southern France. xv

Lori said...

I adore your girls Kim and sunshine ~ what a concept! Have a wonderful Wednesday my friend. xo

Debra said...

That Peony is a doll! I can't help but envy you for your green grass. It will be some time before we see that in this neck of the woods. How are your plans coming along for Paris? I'm sure you must be taking notes from Vicki's posts lately about all things Paris!

Morgane said...

funny chicken ladies : de bien belles poulettes ( you know chick = POULETTES in French yes a name for women)

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Oh,dear Mimi...
You girls are really nice and pretty!-)***

I love you post,thank you very much!-)

With love and care,

***Violetta***

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Mimi,
The Frizzles are so cute, glad you've been able to enjoy beautiful weather, it is snowing this minute in Paris. I'm originally from FLorida's Gulf Coast so I'm still getting use to all this cold weather.
Wishing you a good day!

CrowNology said...

Oh they are Fabulous!!
I want them. + Wren... :)
Andrea

Jboo said...

Oh my -- so cute!! Nice that you're enjoying some good weather -- hoping for an early spring in Nebraska! Have a great Wednesday!

Janet

Robin Thomas said...

I can only imagine how beautiful their eggs must be...

Joyce said...

Ahhh... I do remember your girls. They are beautiful!! Remember I had a a wooden hen I put outside to pretend?! I noticed the other day she got left out and is not buried under the snow. I think I will need to find another this spring. Wren is so cute too!! xo

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

I LOVE the flower names! I'm itching to get some "girls" of my own. (Do they make a mess of the yard??)

Jeanneoli said...

Nothing beats a little sunshine! They are so cute!

Kristin said...

oh...i wish my girls could get a little sunshine...they don't want to venture out in the 2' snow drifts too much...sigh...is that green grass that i spy?!? i think i may have gone color blind with all this blinding snow...drink in the sunshine for me!! :0)

kristin
faded prairie

Melaine Thompson said...

One day you are going to come home to find no chickens. Yep, they will be at my house....darn, I guess you know where to find me! xoxo

Mikal said...

I got to work in my yard, but no girls to cheer me on. Boo Hoo...

They are SO cute!

Mikal

Simone said...

If I had chickens, I would have frizzles....aren't they just gorgeous to look at?!

And Wren is the prettiest cat isn't she, lovely.

Great photos :) xo

Salvage Studio said...

Good Morning, Ladies! Way to strut your stuff.
I miss my chickens...maybe next year????
Lisa

Philigry said...

oh my lord! I love all of these pictures. they are so beautiful! I can not wait until a bit more snow melts here, so our girls can get out! we cleaned the coop yesterday, and they sat up on their fence for a bit.
So glad you are having such a nice winter.

Kristin said...

Your chickens are wonderful.
Who knew they could be that pretty and fluffy!
Hope all is well with you.
I have been out of the blog loop for a bit.
Smiles to you.

Ange said...

So THAT's what you mean when you say the bluebells are out ;-)

Queen of Tarte said...

Love those chickens....especially Peony. We are waiting for an ordinance to pass in the city for having chickens. I want them so bad!!! xoxo Cindy

shabbyscraps said...

ohhh, I can't wait for my chickens to arrive!! Did I tell you I ordered 27??? Are you still wanting to pick them up for me?? That's a lot of chickens!
I ordered frizzles too,....
xoxoxo, Tiffany
Dreaming of chocolate martinis...

Amada Lebel said...

Love the frizzle. Things sound serene on the farm.
Hugs,
Amada

FrenchBlue said...

Omg! If you could reproduce Pretty Peony you would be a billionaire!! She is BEAUTIFUL! She looks like a big white rose!!!
xx

Heather Cameron said...

darn, everyone has lovely chickens! I want to have lovely chickens too, but the rest of the family is not so keen! I'm in Vancouver - so yes, isn't the weather great!

Floralovely said...

Ooooh there's nothing nicer than fresh eggs! How gorgeous are your little chooks!? And sweet little Wren :)

Maija said...

I can't even imagine hens running around my backyard! Thye are so lovely to look at!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Andrea from Freckled Star told me to pay you a visit...and now I see why...I too LOVE chickens and we just received our latest batch...your girls are darling...now I'm wishing I would've picked a few frizzles too...darn.

Kato said...

Oh my goodness I am IN LOVE with Peony!

I had hens and ducks growing up (and a potbelly pig a few years ago) so I understand the fun it is to watch them run around and do their thing!

Thank you for the lovely pictures that conjur images of Spring!

Rosa Blu said...

Aww, the expression of your cat's face... adorable!

Martha said...

Your girls are soo cute!

Barn House said...

We can't wait to meet the girls and Mable!! Maybe March 5/6th?

Megan said...

I soooo want a couple "girls", still workin on my husband.

So cute!!!

Megan said...

We just got em!
3 little chicks(for my 3 little chicks).
So much fun!