9-27-12 – Crooked Acres Thursday

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Sights from around Crooked Acres.

If you’ve ever wondered if chickens can fly, please check out that hen in the middle of the picture. She must be about three feet off the ground. When they’re a good distance away from the coop and they see us coming, they get VERY excited, start running at full speed while flapping their wings, and some of them actually lift off. The lighter they are, the higher they go – I’ve seen the white Silkie (Angry Muppet) fly for thirty feet or so.

The male ducks appear to be molting.

I’m sure I’ve only mentioned it 100 times before – the girl ducks are SO much prettier than the males, in my opinion.

That panel in front of Pink Pig is 8 feet long, as a size reference.

He’s such a poser.

“You tawkin’ ’bout me?”

George, unimpressed.

Young rooster. I wonder who his father could possibly be?

“Um. What?”

He’s a fine figure of a man, no?

I love her markings.

Another young rooster. The back forty is lousy with ’em.

Jalapeno jelly on the left, Strawberry-Jalapeno on the right.

This spider set up her web on the outside of one of the guest bedroom windows. Every time I look at her, she’s wrapping up another fly. As far as I’m concerned, she can stay forEVER.

Ladybug and baby ladybug.

Spider Lily! I always forget these pop up every year, so I’m taken by surprise every Fall.

Okra flower.

Morning Glory with visitor.

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Magoo is all “This is MY grocery bag to bite! You keep away!”

Percy and the giant okra pod.

Petey is just the prettiest boy. And so SWEET. I love him to death.

Please note that Elwood is very carefully NOT looking at Dandelion.

“What kitten? I don’t see any little white kitten with a humped-up back giving me the threatening eyes. Nope, I don’t see any such thing.”

Dandelion isn’t sure what to think about THAT.

Percy up top, Polly down low.

Polly, hopping up to investigate.

Then Percy was like ::CHOMP::, and as many times as I’ve seen Polly biting Percy, I’m pretty sure she deserved this.

Doesn’t seem too disturbed, does she?



Purslane, concerned.

Magoo loves him some sunshine.

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Jake, in the Loon Cave.

And watching the blur that is Magoo running by.


2011: “No, no, NO! You must BELIEVE that you can flyyyyyyyyyyy! Like THIS!”
2010: “I need to stay here and help you make jam, lady!”
2009: No entry.
2008: No entry.
2007: I am the meanest Momma in all the world.
2006: So Fred, he’s not only a handyman, he’s also a cat-feeding genius, that’s right.
2005: Best. Picture. EVER.