Originally Posted by robhuncor
I'm really looking forward to getting my quilt! I've never had a "real" hand-made one before and it's nice to know it was sewn by an online friend. It will be a real connection to all the stories I've enjoyed of your mountain home, chickens, barn-building, quilting (and Finn!). Thanks for it all, Cyn!
I'm very happy it was you! I think it turned out rather nicely, if I do say so myself, very cheerful. I hope you like it and your extra goodies when you get them at the end of next week!
So, since you like the stories, here's one for you involving Atlas.
Yesterday, while the Old Hens group was out of their pen, I had to go into Atlas's pen to do something. Gloria Jean pushed the door open and ran out, nutty hen, and before I could grab him, Atlas followed her. First thing he did? He ran for the gorgeous bearded lady, my Gypsy. He had her down and she was struggling and yelling, not having had to deal with a rooster for years now. For about a 1/100th of a second, I thought, maybe I should let him fertilize that gal since she is currently laying at almost 9 years old, but then, I remembered her pretty blue eggs are rather smallish and the shells are not super strong. I sure would love to have a chick out of Gypsy, but I did the right thing and plucked that big boy off poor squashed Gypsy. Atlas was not pleased, having gotten the girl he's had his eye on for a year or more, not being able to get to her in her separate coop/pen, but being the gentleman he is, he didn't even nip me (never has, such a good boy, but hey, he's still a rooster and will go for the forbidden women every chance he gets). Then began the Keystone Cops chase for Gloria Jean. She is a royal PITA sometimes.