Tag Archives: Chickens

Neighbor Houses # 6

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Neighbor Houses # 6

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These are my thoughts and memories of the houses in our neighborhood when I was a kid.

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Kennedy’s House

This is the house that was right next door to ours to the west. A small white framed house. It had a large front yard, and a fairly big back yard. In the front yard the older lady (portly, long white hair kept in a braid) would grow some vegetables. The back yard had a pen for raising chickens.

This lady would come over to our house a lot, and would babysit me and my sister from time to time. She had her grandchildren come visit her, and they would come to play in our front yard. We liked digging in the dirt, making roads for our little toy cars, trucks, and horses to go around.

One time I’d been to her house and was carrying a big glass bowl she’d borrowed from my mom, back to our house and I tripped on her porch. It was just a slatted wooden pallet kind of deal. Anyway, the bowl hit my mouth and broke my bottom tooth in half. So I had to go to the dentist where I got a cap put on the tooth. It was silver, and I had that silver tooth for many years, even after I got married and had my own kids. Finally I had the tooth pulled.

Another memory is that she gave us Christmas presents, and this one year was a big set of those Little Golden Books. I loved those books! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Not Real Animals

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Not Real Animals CFFC

CFFC: Non Alive Animals – carvings, stuffed, lawn ornaments, etc.

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I have so many little not real animals around here – hard to choose just a few … but here are a few favorites

A collection of giraffes. A small plastic one, a medium sized straw one, and a large plaster one painted white with red spots. Her name is Red Velvet (a friend blogger – Joey – named her. 🙂

Rock Chicken – Fuzzy yellow one with a little guitar & sunglasses

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Giraffe joins the chickens!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

Bird of the Day – Bird Houses & Chickens

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Bird of the Day – Bird Houses & Chickens

BOTD: August 15, 2019

 

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Seen at the store – several birdhouses- red ones with rusty tin roof, and a yellow one with a blue roof. It has printed on it “Early Bird Specials”, and a silhouette of a rooster.

Also, a couple of photos of real chickens … a ginger colored one, and two brown ones.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

 

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge – Edit

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Weekly Photo Prompt – Edit

Photo Challenge Edit

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Here’s what Sue has asked us for this week’s prompt:

Do you edit your photographs before inserting into your blog posts?

How often do you pre-edit and by that I mean do you take notice of everything in the background before you take your photo; do you stage manage your shots or is the stack of dirty dishes in the background still there when you finally showcase the picture to the world?

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My answer to this is yes, I do some editing on my photos. I only have my phone as a camera, and am usually in a hurry to snap a shot. So, when I go back to look at them, I have to make a few changes.

I’ll crop out any background miscellaneous that isn’t in my main idea.

I’ll enlarge the main part of the photo I want to show.

I’ll try what filters I have on my phone to see which looks brighter. Sometimes the original is shaded, or muddy looking, so it helps to use a different one.

Sometimes I’ll rotate the photo, to get a better angle.

I’ve never gotten any special apps for photo editing, and should look into doing that someday.

And yes, I do sometimes stage my photos, by setting what I want to take a picture of in a neutral place, using a towel, or some paper behind the object. Then It’s either just the one thing, or a grouping of relevant things to make an interesting photo.

These next ones are a couple I set up.

A green pear and a red pear sitting on a white towel in the first photo.

The second one  I set up on my old school desk, with colorful paper (orange & green stripes) for the toy fuzzy chickens to stand on. For the background it was a piece of paper that looks like pink and blue tie dye. The words peace – love are stick on foam letters in red, green, yellow, orange, and purple.

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Here’s some  photos in the original, and then the edited ones:

I wanted to showcase the yellow car for a color challenge, and didn’t need the whole line of cars in the parking lot, or the bushes in the foreground. I’d taken this one at a little distance, so the edit helped, I think.

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This one I wanted to feature the door with many paned glass windows. I zoomed the photo in to make it larger, and also to cut out the green lawn and house roof, and most of the bush next to the door. I also lightened it up a bit to show the white curtains.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Mystery Box Chickens – They’re Baaack!

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Mystery Box Chickens – They’re Baaack! #AtoZChallenge 2019 badge

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Mystery Box Chickens – Whee! …and for my next trick – tee hee – I’m so funny!

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Hip hip hooray, and rock-a-doodle doo

The Mystery Box Chickens are here for you

Bringing you essays, silly or strange

Topics are varied, an A to Z range

Once a year they fly the coop

Join them here to get the scoop

Every day in April they open a box

These chickens rock, so set your clocks

Get ready with snacks or a nice cup

See ya tomorrow for the first one up

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This is no trick! haha

That’s right…tomorrow, April 1, 2019, is the day we begin our A to Z Blog Challenge.

Hope to see you here. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Farm Animals

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Farm Animals CFFC

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Farm Animals

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Animals on my cousin’s farm, except for the cows, which were on another farm. My cousin raised all kinds of chickens and turkeys. The dog and cat are his, too.

   

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Things People Grow

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Things People Grow CFFC

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things People Grow

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  • My little pots of plants
  • My sunflowers
  • Green starter plants
  • Father in law’s crops (long time ago)
  • Chickens (my cousin raised lots of chickens & turkeys)

    

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Back Where I Come From – Day 3

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Back Where I Come From – Day 3

https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/2017/09/03/2017-september-challenge-back-where-i-come-from-3/

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Thanks for hosting this fun new challenge, Suzanne!

If you’d like to join in, just click the above link for the details. It’s fun! 🙂

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Question # 3 –

3. Were you raised in a town/city or in a rural area? Do you live in the same type of place now?

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My answer:

Our house was in the city limits, but just barely. We were on the north edge of town in a small addition, a little ways south of the local airport. There were cotton fields on two sides by our house. It wasn’t unusual to see someone with a horse and wagon going down the street, even as the jet planes came in low for landing over our heads. I used to wave at the people in the planes in the hopes they could see me out in the back yard. They probably could, as I could almost see in the plane windows as I was trying to look at them.

Before we had a fence in back, we kids sometimes got stranded, standing on the side bars of our swing set. That’s because some farmer’s hogs/pigs got loose and were roaming the neighborhood. We’d holler, “The pigs are coming!” We’d have to stay up on the swings until they went on their way.

Our next door neighbor kept chickens in her back yard. The whole half of her yard was like a big chicken coop.

My dog used to run barking at the crop duster planes, as they swooped very low, spraying the cotton fields in the early fall. We have a home movie of this, too.

So, to answer the question, finally… we lived in the city, but it was very rural.

And, we live in the same city now, only on the southern edge, barely in the city limits. We still occasionally see someone riding a horse through the neighborhood, and not too far, maybe a mile or less, there are farms with horses, and goats. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

ALL OR NOTHING – for SOCS – STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

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ALL OR NOTHING – for SOCS – STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 20/17

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This SOCS asks us to use the words ‘all’ or ‘nothing’ or both. Join in the challenge by clicking the above link to find out details, and to see other entries. 🙂

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All we’ve done today has been pretty fun.

We all went out to my cousin’s and aunt’s farm.

We all ate lunch there, and we all enjoyed seeing each other, and having nice conversations and laughs.

Then, we all trooped out to the chicken yard, to see…well, the chickens, all the new baby chicks, turkeys, and pigeons (they are homing pigeons). There was the dog my cousin adopted from Africa, Gracie, and a couple of horses, some jack rabbits, and prairie dogs. We all had fun watching my grand-daughter feed the chickens their chicken feed. She was amazed by it all, and even petted some chickens. They are all mostly friendly chickens who don’t mind being picked up, and most all of them have names. Henrietta is the oldest one.

We all had a good time. It sure beats sitting in the house all day doing our usual nothing! 😉

Here are some photos from our day.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS