Friday, February 13, 2009

Fun with birds, and an exciting announcement!

Claude Maran, our rooster

Wow, I can't believe it's been two months since I've posted! I have got to do better about keeping up with this, because I enjoy it so much.

Over Christmas we built ourselves a new chicken coop and pen that we hope will be safer than anything we've had before. Of course, we let the chickens range during the daytime when we're home, but nothing should get them while they're penned up, anyway.

A couple of weeks ago a friend offered us some of her Americauna chickens. She had to get rid of her stock because she's been doing so much traveling. These are the chickens that lay pastel colored eggs- Easter eggs! We are so excited because the white one (you can see her in the picture above) has laid two blue-green eggs this week!!!

Last week another friend gave us one of her red-faced parrot finches! She had banned this one from her aviary because it was a bully. It's perfectly happy to live by itself, so we are happy to have it! Jon named him Atticus. :) I do think that's it for adding any new animals for a while, though...

Now for the exciting announcement!
(Well, it's exciting to me, anyway...)

I've decided to create a separate blog just for my artwork. I would love it if you would pop on over to my art gallery blog and tell me what you think of it! The address is and I will be tweaking it in the days to come, I'm sure. I'm also hoping it will inspire me to be more faithful at creating and posting new artwork, without bogging this one down for those of you who aren't interested in seeing the art.