Thursday, June 27, 2013

Love

Here's a fine example of motherly love:


Emma the hen is fiercely protective of her little chick. 


And little chick has apparently developed some amazing flying abilities already! Last night, the pair of them slept on a beam at the top of the chicken coop!  I think the youngster flew up to the top of the nest boxes, then to the ceiling. Amazing how this little thing can fly.



Adorable chick butt.


Meanwhile, the guineas have settled right in. They've snagged the top roost in the coop and last night were snuggled up to our Ameraucana rooster, who is named Jams. That's in part a tribute to my bloggy friend Jams, who passed away unexpectedly in March. I think he would have been pleased to have a rooster named in his offer, given how many duck and chicken haikus and limericks he wrote for my blog contests! :) And it's also fitting because we got this rooster at an auction we were attending with our friends Jake and Sam. "Jam" is a nice combo of the two names!

And today would have been my friend Carol's 48th birthday. She left us far too soon back in 2007. I like this picture of her with the "princes" at Madame Tussaud's in London.


If you want to know more about my dear friend Carol, you can read the piece I wrote for the Globe and Mail's Lives Lived column a few years back.

Love goes on in all its forms! :)




26 comments:

  1. These anniversaries are tough. I'm sure your day will be filled with wonderful memories of a good friend who, to this day, lives in your heart. Sending hugs, Deb

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  2. Don't let 'the date' get you down...immerse yourself the wonder that was your friend.
    Jane x

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    1. I have lots of great memories of Carol. :)

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  3. Wow that is amazing that the little chick is flying already, are they bantams ?
    What a beautiful tribute you wrote for Carol.

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    1. No, she's part English game hen. Wild!! :)

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  4. "Adorable chick butt"

    Three words that only you could string together like that and mean it.

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  5. You have a royalty theme going in today's post. First the Queen of the Roost with her little princess and then your dear friend with the princes.

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  6. I can almost visualize Emma carrying the chick up in her beak. Like a mama cat.

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    1. I am waiting for that to happen!

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  7. That is so sweet about Emma and her chick! I am always amazed at how well chicks can fly at such a young age. So sorry about losing your friend. It's really tough when friends go before their time.

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  8. Very nice pictures of Emma and her chick.

    Hugs

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  9. Love the photos of the hen and chick. Can't believe your wonderful friend Carol knew the [wax] princes!

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    1. I know!! She loved the Royal family!

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  10. That cute little chick is going to be one spoiled brat! :)

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    1. We only children are so over-indulged! :)

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  11. Love is to call the butt of a chick "adorable"!

    Movingly said about your friend. We do keep the people we love and lose forever alive in our heart.

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  12. You have some sadness today with the joy of new life. It takes the joy to over come our sadness.

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  13. Love is the strongest force of all. And thank you for you kind comments about the loss of my big and beloved puppy, Baron....

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    1. So hard to lose our furry friends!!

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  14. The chick is beautiful ... like her mama!

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