Tuesday, May 18, 2010

little girls like little birds.

Today my un-brother-in-law Zach and I put up a make-shift fence for the chickens. Well we almost finished it, we put up the sides and now just need to make a gate and top, a top because the ravens around here will eat my chickens if they could.

While doing that Clara and her two little girlfriends kept an eye on Minni and the birds. The two little girls are our neighbors and they just LOVE the little Banty chickens. I took some pictures today for you all to enjoy.

Kaitlyn, Clara and Shelby
(Clara isn't too fond of holding the little birds, that's why I only got pictures of the two other girls holding them, as you can see she has her sleeves pulled up because she said "they sometimes have poopy feet so I dont like to touch them" The other girls dont care!)

"she's so cute, and black!"

"I'm naming this one Snow Flake"

"shhhh, she's sleeping on my arm"

I had to sneak a picture of the Turkey in here, they are the size of the chickens!! I'm not even joking... They eat TONS of food too. I noticed that since they've been out in the "general population" of the chicken coop I've had to fill the chicken feeder more than usual. Sorry about the shot of the back-end but this was the best I could do, they're so busy running around and eating... What a life!!

I'll post more pictures of the fence that we constructed when we're finished. Until next time, baaaagaaaaq! Have a good one!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day and The Feathered Children Get a Treat!

So today is Mother's Day. the ONE day that is only for all of us Mother's. I had to work at 630am, came home for 'lunch' at 11am and my dishes were done, I was happy. Any day that I can minimize something in my house to adjust a little more time to a few other things I do on a daily basis is nice. So Thanks John for doing the dishes this morning!

After work our family headed to my mom's house to eat Qauq and Niqapaq. My mom's table was filled with frozen trout, shiifish, boiled beluga (thanks Lily!!), seal oil, black muktuk and dried oogruk. YUM! talk about soul food! I haven't eaten so good in months. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the good food.

Even the chickens!

John has fed the chickens fish scraps since they were little in our back kunnitchuk. They usually only get the skin, and bones. This time they got the actual meat and skin and bones and they were in heaven! Fighting over the frozen treat!

On another note: the not so baby turkey's are growing like WEEDS and I think instead of Thanksgiving Turkey's they are going to end up 4th of JULY Turkey's!!

I'm also very excited to tell you that I KNOW for sure that my little tan Banty is a boy. Today he was trying in his most pre-pubescent voice to cock-a-doodle-doooo! It was SO stinkin' cute. I was a proud Chicken Momma!

Happy Mother's Day to all.

<3 this Chicken Momma!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

When I grow up....


Tonight was the Kindergarten graduation here in Kotzebue. I didn't go, well I didn't go to the 8th grade, or the high school one either. I wish I woulda went to the Kindergarten one because one boy said:

"when I grow up, I wanna be a chicken"

Now how AWESOME is that?

I probably had nothing to do with it and I have no idea who the kid was but I just think that's the coolest thing ever!