27 April 2012

things i'm loving . . . 'home life'

Greetings all,
So many totally-into-&-loving-things this week with PaisleyJade, starting off a fabulous Beef Ragu recipe from my children's cookbook My Grandma's Kitchen by Louise Fulton Keats (yes, as in the offspring of Margaret Fulton, cooking master) & yes, i cook from children's cookbooks as they are my level of culinary adventure & children LOVE every meal, win win.  
 My new Mac desk top arrived, after i killed my 5th laptop computer - my husband suggested i might be more reliable with a desk top & swears by Mac, so yes folks, i'm never going back!!  I love the multi view - i reckon i could launch a space ship from here!!
 I picked up a copy of the May Home Beautiful with Simone from Beach Vintage blog & Just Plain Gorgeous shop & Fabric Traders on line . . . to read about her fresh & fabulous beachside home.  I studied every image, if i was ever a guest, i'd know where the bathroom was (it was a huge feature) congratulations Simone & family!!
 The children are being thoroughly entertained by the chickens, i love finding shots like this when i download the camera.  This is apparently what alien chickens look like!!
 The chicken coop arrived.  Seeing they are only 10 days old & it's getting to 0C at night here, they are very much indoor-baby-chicks, so i constructed the coop in the lounge room (nothing a vacuum can't fix) & it's basically like having the world's most bizarre lamp!!
 Our German Shepherd is containing himself, he chases birds all day in the garden, so to have chickens is a challenge for him.  He's really being VERY good.  Can you feel the energy in this picture - like he is absolutely ready to pounce at any second.
 It was going to happen sooner than later, the chickens now have a coop & disco!!
 Is it just me or are they lying in the shape of a love heart??  Please be hens!!  Looks like we'll be getting new baby chicks from the next batch of incubated magic in a few weeks, so excited!!
Sorry i'm still a little over the top with chicken fever but they really are just so much fun.  School resumes on Monday so it will be me & the chickens.  My sister recommended ducks, similar to raise but more friendly as they follow you around, like pets.  I agree, they're on the list!!  Love Posie

17 comments:

trudi@maudeandme said...

Cool chicken coop. We are trying to teach our puppy about leaving the hens alone....but then there are the birds we don't mind if she chases...

Jan-Maree said...

Oh what a lot of fun! Can't wait to see the cute little duckings!

Jen R said...

Lovin your chicken fever especially with the disco ball...no coop is complete without one I think, poor Doggo but must be so tempting for him....just like my old cat and the budgie cage he was trying to enter by knocking down at 0230hrs yesterday!! Have a lovely weekend Posie xx

Bree said...

My mum used to get chicks at Easter for her class, we'd bring them home each night and one year I bonded so much with one of them that it did used to follow me around the house cheep cheeping at me. SOOOOOO cute. Although we can't have birds cause our 2 dogs CAN'T contain themselves :)

TexWisGirl said...

well, congrats on the new computer AND the coop! :)

The Accidental Housewife said...

Gosh, I'd love ducks, but chickens is all I can manage at the moment. Too much poop!

Nat - Muddy Farmwife said...

Ducks are definitely a winner, we're hoping to get more soon, for now the chooks and the pigs are keeping the kids (and me) entertained.
Love the Mac screen, that looks like it could be addictive!

ally said...

That's definitely a heart!!
I remember having a pet duckling at school - so cute and very loyal
Lucky disco chicks
xx

beachvintage.com said...

Oh my, Posie you can take it all I I can have those darling babies! Thanks for the mention xx

beachvintage.com said...

Oh Posie you can take it all if I can have those beautiful babies! Thanks for the mention xx

amummy said...

Glad to hear your new Mac arrived safely.
The Chicks are very cute.

enjoy your quiet week with the kids back at school.

Amanda said...

Might have to grab a copy of that mag on the weekend. Your chickens are adorable - love the disco ball and love the shot of your German Shepherd watching over them :) Ducks would be great to have. If I had the right sort of backyard, I'd love a few of them waddling around.

Enjoy your weekend, thanks for the comment on my blog too re: easy meals. Your description of breastfeeding whilst stirring a casserole made me smile... unfortunately Blogger ate your comment, but I did read it so thanks xx

Mum on the Run said...

Loving the chicken disco!! :-) xx

Woollybutthill said...

Coop looks great especially the disco ball, love it! The chicks are getting so much love that they will most likely follow the kids around and if that fails - food always works! Also think your bed transformation looked excellent.
x M.

Felicity said...

There's so much that I've missed out on in my little bloggie hiatus - you've got chickens! Wowsers!!!

Loving everything about this and two big thumbs up for the new computer - and 'disco on' chicks & everyone!

xx

Joyful Things said...

I love the chicks! I hope they are hens too.

PaisleyJade said...

Loving all the cute shots of animals - especially the dog!! :)