Saturday, March 19, 2011

Shadow Shot...Which came first...

As you may have noticed, I've been missing in action...
taking advantage of every spec of sun available,
an unbelievable March so far!
I caught this shadow as I was flying back and forth
from the shop to the house...isn't it amazing
how a lil' shadow can stop you dead in your tracks...
Thanks Hey,Harriet for your vision...and ours!!!
This lil' chair, long stripped of it's rockers,
will be a nesting box in the hen house...
cute huh!
I hope to get back to many of the comments this week,
last week I bombed...

But my dreams of having chickens again
are soon to be realized, as plans move forward
on the hen house...ahhh...free-range, organic eggs...
ever had 'um, they are wonderful, fresh from the oven,
as each hen squawks the moment they arrive!
Now with the issues of radiation plumes drifting
to the U.S. from Japan, it's a scary world out there these days,
as we have our own scary monsters to deal with too
here in the states!
Time for alternative energies, they're out there, big oil lobbyists
just won't let it happen...that is until the people protest!
Peaceful demonstrations are a cumin', as we the people
become fed up with the lies...
Let's face it, most of America is lazy and aren't willing
to walk to the hen house to 'do the chores',
they'd rather walk into Walmart and eat radiated eggs...
But I'm saving fuel and trying to lessen my footprint,
to me, that's what it's all about...right...
exercise and vitamin D from the sun too!

I'm gonna walk into my yard every day and
pick the fruits of my labor...eggs...
farm fresh
DAILY!!!

Hmmm...do I need a goat...LOL!!!

24 comments:

sarayutouched said...

so...how well will those eggs travel to michigan?? definitely scary times...more so each day. ...you have the right idea. keep simple, keep it pure...for as long as we can. great post sis!!

love the chicken coop!!

sassytrash said...

Cool idea for a nesting box!! I'm so envious of your sweet little place on acreage in the country where you have more chickens than neighbors, and can sit and daydream on the porch swing to the hum of bees and the songbird's lullaby--you are blessed my friend!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I always love your posts and your fun shadows and today they are even more fun! Love the "rockerless, seatless" rockin' chair! Looks to be in about the same shape that I am!!! These are scary times to be sure and I look hard for all the smiles I can find! Hope you have a great weekend, Sharon!

Sylvia

Tom Hilton said...

Wow...there's something so appealing about the idea of producing your own food...it also sounds like a tremendous amount of work. Good luck, and good for you for trying to reduce your footprint--something we all need to do...

Miss Becky said...

this is a delightful post. when I was a little girl my job was to collect the eggs every morning and a few of those hens were so mean, they wouldn't let me get to the eggs in the nests. but there really isn't anything quite so delicious as a still-warm egg fresh from the hen, like you say. your hen house is adorable! great shadow shot too. have a beautiful week Sharon!

Ralph said...

A planter made from a hair - I like this eccentric piece, the flowers will be treated to the respect any visitor would receive! Fresh eggs, an herb omelette comes to mind here. The advantage of farm living give us suburbanites a bit of farm envy - but yours to enjoy!

Ralph said...

A planter made from a hair - I like this eccentric piece, the flowers will be treated to the respect any visitor would receive! Fresh eggs, an herb omelette comes to mind here. The advantage of farm living give us suburbanites a bit of farm envy - but yours to enjoy!

LauraX said...

my grandfather was a chicken farmer and my brother has had a few hens around for years... Your photos are lovely as always!

Millie Price said...

oh my goodness, that hen house is the cutest thing EVER!! if i had it, i'd want chickens too...and i'm not even an animal person!

Greyscale Territory said...

We all have "bomb times" regarding comments! Life can be a priority! I too am struggling to keep up with comments, so I try to double up when I visit a blog! Schoolwork pressures at the moment are horrendous - especially where marking is concerned!

Love your shadowy rocker! There is such a beautiful temptation about the sun and the soft shadow and the empty seat waiting! Gorgeous!

I grew up with fresh eggs! I didn't know what it was to buy them until I left home at 16 and fended for myself! So miss the fresh kind, but I am renting these days so can't have chickens! Very sad!

Today I must get a welter of marking complete, but somehow I am getting out for awhile for a walk! I need (everyone needs) that time time away from commitments and "just be" as sarayutouched would say!

Enjoy your weekend dear soul sister! Sending you warmest hugs!

sue said...

Great shadows, excellent commentary. A throne for the chooks and a palace to lay them in! Goat? yes, and some bees, then you'll be reasonably self sufficient.

Have you seen this? http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=a-path-to-sustainable-energy-by-2030&page=5

EG Wow said...

Nothing better than super-fresh eggs! Great use for a rocking chair that's "off its rockers."

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shots!

My Shadow Shot, have a lovely weekend!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

I love the shadow, what a great idea for the hens. But I must say that I did think that it would come in useful if you ever needed to have an outside "loo" ( toilet) in case of emergency. Sorry couldn't resist it, in light of all that has been happening in the world of late seems like a great idea.

Jeanette said...

Love the rocking chair shadow. Isn't it funny how we find shadows in our busy lives, but are able to stop, if only for a moment, and enjoy them. We definately look at things differently than most.
As for the eggs, I grew up eating them. We had a small farm and raised our own chickens, cows and hogs. We ate the eggs, drank the milk and even slaughtered some of the cows and pigs, rendered lard, grew our own veggies and canned them. It was alot of work, but well worth it.

BLOGitse said...

Yummy, fresh eggs!
Hope you have a beautiful day in your little paradise! :)

Spadoman said...

I'll have two, over medium, and some of that home made bread toasted with some home made jam. I'm with you and your way of thinkin' about the future. It will probably get worse before we see it get better. I'm just too old for this crap. I wanted to go out fat and lazy, not have to work for issues. But I will.

I asked a friend about his roto tiller and will help himmget it purring nice and smooth. Planting a garden this year for the same reasons you're raisin' eggs.

Love the roosting chair and the hen house.

Peace.

time worn interiors said...

Will you make me breakfast next time we come?
Theresa
aka:tot

Rajlakshmi said...

wow those are beautiful captures :) lovely...


Shadow Shot Sunday

ADonald466 said...

I love the fun approach to keeping chickens! Enjoy your eggs.

Joan said...

Very cute. Fresh eggs daily. Nice!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Sharon you are a TROOPER ! .. and you are so right about the whole mess with north Americans (Canada included) becoming way too dependant on "garbage" meant in so many ways it is ridiculous ... a change has to come soon or we are all going down the proverbial toilet in one BIG flush !
I love your chair with the nesting bucket .. perfect for the hen who has to have a designer touch to her nest ? LOL
Joy

Patti said...

Love the idea of fresh out of the "oven" eggs.
The times are really scary. So many things in the world seem to be spinning out of control.

I try to lead a simple life, I'm so out of touch with popular culture, you'd think I lived out in the country in Iowa or something (just kidding you).

We live about 80 miles from NYC. Everyone is in a hurry around here. I noticed the difference when I was in western Pa. and Ohio. People seemed more genuine..never been out West or down South. maybe someday.

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Ha, yes you must get a goat! Loved your post. You lay it out there and I like it! Hugs, Janna