Saturday, April 2, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday...Your Majesty...

His royal highness...
casting a fairly regal shadow I might add!

And his loyal subjects,
the ladies in waiting...
MY PEEPS...!
6 lil' royals relax
in their temporary unit, the one that will
keep them warm until the temps are fit for
(wo)man and beast to venture full time into the Spring.
Aren't they just the cutest lil' buggers!
Regular eating and pooping machines
and all soon will reside in the palace,
the Hen Hilton...

They'll start growing fast from this point on,
so I need to get the fence in for them ASAP, this one
will have to be covered to keep the varmints out.
Round these here parts, the coons are the most
destructive critters, though the neighbors lab
could be an issue, she's allowed to roam free...
why do people do that???
So let's leave the farm and head down under to
Tracy's gig...you know Hey Harriet
for the best dern'd shadows anywhere!

22 comments:

sarayutouched said...

i can't wait to see those little peeps all grown up and running around. hopefully you can keep them safe!! love the coop and your father figure shadow.

rain/snow mix today...over the next couple of days actually...but the time of spring is drawing nearer.

have a great day sis. see ya soon. the pot, as always, is on.

Kathe W. said...

we have two chickens- they are perfect - banties so the eggs are smaller, but they keep our garden free of bugs and slugs...nice shadow pic- good luck with the peeps-

Ralph said...

The ceramic rooster looks quite regal in style and shadow. He'll keep the foxes away! The real (not candy) peeps are cute, organic in style and the fluffy down that makes them endearing in look. The chicken house is simple, but stylish too. Invite me for a chicken dinner - please??

frayedattheedge said...

They are just the cutest little things!!

Sylvia K said...

What a fun post for the day, Sharon!! Love the peeps! Reminds me of the two I had as a child that laid two eggs for me everyday beneath my window! Have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Miss Becky said...

oh they are so adorable. takes me back to my childhood, growing up on the farm. I loved when we got new chicks in the spring, but ours were always yellow. I agree with you about the coons. they'll tear up anything. have fun with these little fellas. or....chicks. great shadow shot too. have a good one Sharon.

Vintage Green said...

Love your coop, wish I had that door for my house!! Can't wait to hear what you name your poopin' peeps!!

Greyscale Territory said...

This post bristles with bubbly fun! Adore those little ones!

I've been bad bad! Finally realised that I did not visit you last week!

I have two grand excuses! The usual insanity at school as the term nears an end has to be one of them! I am multi-tasking unbelievably!

But also I was anxiously waiting for a phonecall telling me that my daughter had another baby! The call came on Friday! She has another boy named Jesse David! So she now has 4 boys and that means I am a grandmother for the 4th time! Ouch! But a good ouch!

School holidays! So near and so far! Just a mere week! I am trying to get marking done so I can spend glorious time camera wandering and writing! My kind of heaven!

O! And by the way, love the blog changes! They look great!

Extra super HUGS to make up for last week! Off now to check out more of your posts that I have missed!

EG Wow said...

Yep, you'd better protect the little peeps! They are sooo cute when they are young. Love the shadow of the ceramic chicken.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

A sure sign of Spring, little 'chickies', they sure are cute. I love the shadow cast by 'His Royal Highness'

Talk about a posh hen house, they are just going to love laying eggs in there.

forgetmenot said...

Love your Shadow Shots--too cool. The rooster shadow is great. The little chicks are so cute. Nice post. Mickie

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

great post and ever so cute peeps!

Paula Scott said...

Oh! I love those little peeps!!! What a beautiful color they are. I was just thinking today how I wouldn't mind having my own chickens for the fresh eggs. But, i already get fresh eggs from someone else and I don't think I'm cut out to take care of chickens! We used to raise them. But, my grandmother nearly always had baby chicks in her wash room that she kept in a newspaper lined cardboard box with a light bulb hanging over it to keep them warm.
You brought back some fond childhood memories in one image! I can even SMELL them!!

BLOGitse said...

I love your Hen Hilton!
If I wasn't a city girl I'd love to have my own chickens and lambs...
Have a great week ahead!

Hey Harriet said...

Hen Hilton is spot on! That's a lovely little abode for your adorable chickens. They're lucky to have those nice windows! I want chickens so badly and hope to get some soon but I haven't figured out the coop situation yet. I love yours! I bet you have some great ideas for decorating their home. Even though it looks great as is, I imagine you'll get creative with it. Can't wait to see! Enjoy the rest of your weekend Sharon :)

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Sharon girl that has to be the cutest little Hen Hilton I have ever seen and those peeps are going to be VERY happy ladies in waiting indeed !
I'm very impressed with his highness's ? shadow as well .. perfect ;-)
And yes ... why do people let their pets roam loose .. even for the dog's sake it is too ridiculous , accidents happen.
Raccoons .. been there done that 2 years in a row we were Chez Raccoon bed & breakfast AND nursery to boot .. I don't ever want to see another one in my life time !! eeekkkk !

Arlene said...

they are so cute. reminds me of the baby chicks for our hens at home. =)

i wish for the warm weather to come for them.

have a great weekend!

Spadoman said...

Your hen house looks great! Was the weather cooperative enough to get it painted this weekend? It's been pretty nice up here for a change, the snow is going fast now. How's the river lookin' down that way?
Your rooster won't give the ladies much of a problem, at least that one in your shadow shot won't.
Read HERE about my chicken coop experiences from long time ago. Have fun keepin' dem racoons at bay.
Peace.

Lori R. said...

Now that chickie establishmenbt is much cuter than that outhouse ever would have been. cute, cute little babies!

Joan said...

They are cute, and what a lovely home they will have!

Pam said...

Looking forward to seeing the chicks grow up. And you coop is awesome. Those girls deserve to live in high style. It's a hrad life laying all those eggs.

Cassie said...

OMGosh! I love these pics!! Your peeps are just the cutest and now that I've seen the completed chicken house (I can't call that a coup...it's too sweet!) they are gonna be so spoiled. Will predators jump the fence? I know another blogger friend who seems to constantly have foxes and such stealing his poultry.