Welcome, one and all, to 100 Pictures of my Flock, the 2013 edition! For those that don't know, basically 100 Pictures of my Flock is a project for which I have thought of 100 different themes applying to my flock of chickens and Guinea fowl, and the goal is to take one picture fitting each theme before December 31, 2013. Most of the themes are open to several meanings and meant to be a sort of coincidental caught-by-the-camera happening. 100 Pictures of my Flock is lots of fun and allows for plenty of quality time with the ladies, and so I'd be glad to share the fun with other people if they want to try their own 100 picture project--just be sure to read through the themes and change any that would not apply to your flock! (And if you have a small flock, you could even do just 50 pictures of your flock or something. ) Okay, so last time, I attempted to get 100 themed pictures of my flock between May 6 and August 19 of 2012, and while I came close (82 out of 100!), I still didn't quite make the cut. This year, I decided to make it a year-round project and so I have replaced roughly half of the themes from last time and added some seasonal themes as well! Here is this year's checklist: This year, I want to get a picture of... 1. what hens do in the rain 2. what hens do in the snow 3. wattle action 4. a broody glare 5. fuzzy butts 6. chicken bed-time 7. a lucky hen 8. new additions 9. a day at the spa 10. a bantam on too many eggs 11. a naughty hen 12. the first free-range of the year 13. an unlucky hen 14. SPORTS POSE 15. a hen-squat 16. the wettest beard 17. camping with chickens 18. sunbathing hens 19. sweaty chicken pits 20. screamin’ Guineas 21. leaf ‘raking’ in fall 22. a chicken close-up 23. a chicken gift 24. new digs 25. the DUN-DUN-DUNNNN banty 26. Guinea hide-and-seek 27. camouflage chicken 28. colorful birds 29. chicken football 30. chickens ‘flying’ 31. a chicken swarm 32. gardening with chickens 33. rafter banties 34. an explosively molting hen 35. Guinea insanity! 36. the most eggs in one box by the hens 37. an egg rainbow 38. hatchday girls 39. preen time 40. the coop opening for the day 41. a warm winter snack 42. a cool summer snack 43. a first-time snack 44. expressing excitement 45. Guineas in the grass 46. the cutest babies 47. the cutest hennies 48. muddy feet 49. a shady spot to nap 50. dust kicking up 51. nervous Guineas 52. hens enjoying holiday leftovers 53. a nest box jam 54. a busy day at the nest boxes 55. ruffled feathers 56. searching for worms 57. a special delivery 58. first feathers 59. when it’s too hot to free range 60. an odd egg 61. a caption-worthy shot 62. sisters 63. a rooster 64. a visitor 65. flight of the Guineas 66. puddle play 67. interesting interactions 68. the ‘building inspectors’ 69. teenagers 70. one old bird 71. a Guinea treat 72. chicken prints 73. evidence! 74. lost feathers 75. a Guinea above 76. the ‘Bird-Eye’ 77. windswept birds 78. a chicken’s point of view 79. a flower portrait 80. chickens at play 81. hens in the woods 82. a … what in the world? 83. fluffing it out 84. a ‘tightrope’ walk 85. a calming sunset 86. a hen on a mission 87. follow the leader 88. a hen coming over 89. a hen running AWAY! 90. wings out 91. a place *obviously* meant for chickens 92. the egg song in action 93. a really fresh egg 94. a pretty lady 95. the first pullet egg 96. ZOMBIES 97. the stinkiest stink-eye 98. the cutest stink-eye 99. (The first picture of the year!) 100. (The last picture of the year!) Because I will not always be able to edit this first post, you can see what I have checked off from my checklist here. And for those of you interested, here is the original 100 Pictures of my Flock thread, and here is the page that served as its checklist and archive. (I have not yet gotten around to moving all of the pictures from the original thread to the archive, but it is still quite picture heavy!) 100 Pictures of my Flock 2013 starts tomorrow! Get ready for lots of pictures!