Garden day

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by gickelvolk, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. gickelvolk

    gickelvolk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Saturday (St. Patty's Day) was 82 degrees. [​IMG] We got a start on the garden by tilling in winters compost in the new garden beds. Every one participated.

    Of course Mrs. had help doing the fine work......
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    Fresh tilled is the best place to find fresh worms..... Raking in and worked over by 6 feathered roto-tillers....
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    There was a lot of "work" going on.....
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    It was warm so shade was well received by furry and feathered critters equally......
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    Some discussion took place over whose spot belonged to whom.....
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    After some mediation by Dad it was all good.....
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    And of course there was the bestest water ever.... [​IMG]
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  2. tamberlin

    tamberlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a great day!
     
  3. calvincoop

    calvincoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So cute! Picture #6 is my favorite!
     
  4. mehzibus

    mehzibus Out Of The Brooder

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    Beautifully behaved dogs !
     
  5. gickelvolk

    gickelvolk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was exceptional! My son and his girl friend helped out also. They made dinner for us that evening........... Can't complain at all.......[​IMG]



    That's our rescue Irish Setter, Tess. She's 10 and a really good old soul. She's 9 and we've had her since we got her from the pound at 9 months old. She's a story all of her won. Our 2 other dogs (Winston-15 1/2 and Shamus-10) have learned that she is actually the boss.... It's HER house and she allows them to stay........ [​IMG]
    Tess doesn't mind the hens, but occasionally has been pecked for getting too close. She usually either moves away from them or they get a good "Yappin'" at..... [​IMG]
    She's never harmed them. She was kind of "mama" to them when they were chicks.


    Thanks for the nice comments! [​IMG]
     
  6. Gofygure

    Gofygure Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a great day. :) We are getting our garden into shape, too, and the ladies keep following me around scratching up the dirt. They are reminding my why I need to put a fence up this week...

    Love your pups, too! Your Setter is a sweetheart for tolerating the hens so well and the Border Collie (?) is very pretty also.
     
  7. gickelvolk

    gickelvolk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!

    The dog-kids are Winston(Border Collie mix), Shamus (Border Collie), Tess(Irish Setter)

    They were due for some foot grooming. They had a case of "Hairy-House-Shoes" and needed toenails clipped...... That's my job, of course I had to put on my best duds.... [​IMG]
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    Last edited: Mar 19, 2012
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    What a happy family!
     
  9. gickelvolk

    gickelvolk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!

    Gotta take it as it comes......

    As my ol' Gramps would say "Enjoy the good things! But remember that some days you're the dog...... Some days you're the hydrant........" [​IMG]
     

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