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Joys of Living with Chickens   19 comments


Our chicken house(wing)

 

Building a 90%  up-cycled chicken house is simple and fun.

 

 

       Another view of the chicken house

The Flock Grew We soon realized the five hens originally ordered turned into a 16 count!

 

We built an other wing for them to have the proper living space.

 

 

Peeps! @ day old chicks

 

Teaching the little chicks how to drink and eat was a breeze. We dipped their tiny beaks to the water and they drank with enthusiasm. Tapping my finger on top of their food was all it took for an eating session.

 

First night at home

 

Chick on warm brick

 

 

Chick snuggle

Brave growing chicks

 

 

Say is that a chick on you head? Our chickens are a bit indulged and it is fine.

 

 

Ladt Bird Tuck Tuck enjoys napping on my knee

 

 

Little Beak was the runt

Now Little Beak is a healthy 5 month old-young lady!

 

Chicks in June

Getting bigger

 

 

Yes they love ice water in the summer

 

 

Sleepy, night, night

 

 

Suprise we have a rooster that loves standing on frozen ice Meet Big Bird. He is our unexpected rooster with a fine character.

 

 

Fresh fruit is enjoyed by all

 

Big Bird and a few of the ladies

 

My sweet Lady Bird Tuck Tuck getting bigger

 

 

These two garden spiders has been eaten

Chickens are a lot of fun and well worth the effort!

 

 

Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dragon Heat:Up In Smoke   18 comments


The weather is indecisive this time of year luckily we have cured oak for firewood.

Great flames with oak wood

As I watch the fire taking shape, a dragon appears in the fire’s silhouette.

Dragon Warmth on Fire

Fire Dragon Blaze Hair/Eye Glow

Tonight we have a blazing fire to help heat our living space.

Burnin' Hot Wooden Dragon

Fire Dragon Warms House

Enjoy your day!

Sunbathing Lizard   Leave a comment


A sunny afternoon is the perfect time for this little lizard to catch some rays.

Sunshine Lizard

I spy a lizard!

Shy lizard

After only a few photographs, Mr. Lizard tires with all the attention. He retreats to his rock house.

Hidden Lizard

Enjoy your day!

Fire Speak: Cold at Bay   18 comments


Seems that winter and spring have argued over which is in control. Winter wins the weekend!

 

The fire dance

 

Who does not enjoy the warmth and glow that a fireplace provides?

 

Cedar fire hole

 

I favor the photos taken without my flash. I rely on the light cast from the fire itself.

 

Fire pic with flash on

 

 

 

Fire without flash=prettier

 

 

 

 

 

Horned Blazing Cedar Log

 

 

Keep the flame burning

 

 

Flames erupt into warmth

 

 

Streaks oh fire

 

Stay warm my friends.

 

Enjoy your day!

Macon Music: A Must Hear   6 comments


Macon is a star on the musical world map. The varied venues and genres of musical talent is a magnet for both local and touring artists.

 

Roasted- Cafe and Lounge featured Christopher Bell opening for Trendlenburg Band.

 

Christopher Bell Bell belted out lyrics with soulful ease.

 

 

Christopher Bell: Flatters the ears

 

 

Christopher Bell: Making music

 

 

Christopher Bell: Macon, GA

 

When Christopher Bell comes to town be sure to listen! For more information visit: http://www.silenthomerecords.com

 

Trendlenburg Band  consists of four local musicians with a shared love of entertaining via music.

 

Justin Cutway is lead vocal and guitars.   Trendlenburg Band:Justin Cutway

 

Chris Nyland is lead guitar and backup vocals.  Trendlenburg Band:Chris Nyland

 

 

Shawn Williamson plays bass.  Trendlenburg Band:Justin Smith on drums

 

Also above, please note Justin Smith on drums and backup vocals. I find it hard to get a great photo of drummers in general.

 

Trendlenburg Band: Justin Cutway lovin' music

 

 

Trendlenburg Band in Macon, GA

 

 

Trendlenburg Band:Roasted-Cafe and Lounge Macon GA

 

 

 

Justin Cutway with Trendlenburg Band: Hair Funky   Hair Gone Wild

 

 

 

Local Macon Musicians: Trendlenburg Band

 

 

 

Rockin' with Trendlenburg Band in Macon GA

 

 

 

Justin Cutway & Shawn Williamson of Trendlenburg Band 2013   Trendlenburg Bands has us moving!

 

 

Trendlenburg Band rockin a Friday  The musical talent kept us all happy on a Macon Friday night!

Thanks to Chris @ Roasted-Cafe and Lounge for great service with a packed out venue.

 

 

Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

Color Splashes: Art from Art   36 comments


The painted chair is curing rapidly with the warm weather. Surveying the area I soon start finding the accidental art created from my project.

Art by accident:In color This is one of my favorite chair project by-product! The sun came out with perfect timing to capture the shadows from the grass blades.

 

 

Nature Painted Brightly

Paint splattered fun

 

Winter leaves in color  Layers of various paints make a beautiful fallen leaf brilliantly fun!

 

Colored by Art

 

 

Tiny Art: Big Color    I really like this small art piece!

 

Grounded Art with a Nut  Art on earth makes for great photos!

 

 

Paint Flow

 

I am still finding bits of art unexpected and have painted many leaves on this sunny January day. I am not sure what I will do with them other than enjoying the experience.

 

Enjoy your day!

 

Art Outdoors: Paint Fun   27 comments


As with most of my ideas/projects there is rarely an enforced timeline for completion. I started this painting project in December 2011.

Painted Wooden Fire Chair

I finished the majority of the painting this week.

 

Chainsaw Chair We use a large section from a fallen oak tree to cut the main body of the chair.

 

Fire Circle Wooden Chair The chair topper adds neat detail.

 

Paint layer on wooden chair  Day 1 of Chair Splash

 

 

Day 1 Paint Fun  Day 1 Bright Paint on Wood

 

Day 1 Blended Color  Day 2 Paint Fun

 

Day 2 Colorful Chair  Day 2 My Hand Print

 

Day 2 Rear Painted View  Day 2 Paint Lover

 

Now for some random fun paint shots.  Day 2 The Paint Falls

 

Day 2 Painted Scream on Chair    Day 2 Painted Groove with Texture

The most difficult part of this painting was keeping my hands clean as to not paint my camera during the two days of painting. I used all old paints that would have ended up in the landfill to brighten up our backyard!

 

Enjoy your day!

Our Charlie Brown Christmas Tree   28 comments


Since the candy canes melted all over our tree decorations back in 1997, we haven’t bothered with a  Christmas tree. On a whim, we decided to put up our own Charlie Brown kind of tree last Thursday.

 

Our GA pine Charlie Brown Christmas tree

We cleaned out a corner of the living room and went to find the perfect tree. The perfect tree is the first one I saw. Easy! After finding a tall and wide vase and round stones to stabilize the tree, we begin to rummage around the house for the tree decor. We find cardboard and foil for the star and man in the moon and use three bits of foil to create round ornaments using paper clips to hang them with care. Large gaudy earrings make great light weight sparkle. I find sewing notions in red and gold to drape on the tree. Some saved silver ribbon gift packaging works great for tinsel. The tree skirt is an unfinished quilt piece. We also found three small ribbon and a few bits of fake holly leaves and berries to add to the tree.

 

An on the fly Charlie Brown Christmas tree

 

Otis under the Charlie brown xmas tree

 

Otis is proud of his first Christmas with us!

 

A hound dog under the xmas tree  This is our ‘dog chair’; we don’t care how it looks.

 

I decided to make some paper candy canes for our little Charlie Brown tree.

 

Alvin and our Charlie Brown xmas tree with the Tink

 

Enjoy your day!

 

 

Do Onions Make You Cry?   30 comments


Me just being me has all manner of experiments in various stages in my house and in our garden as well. Meet Mr. Onion Face!

 

 

 

 

 

 

So after 10 days of having my Mr. Onion Face on the counter, it was time to take farewell photos before the trip to the compost bin. Plus the gnats and smell is not very appealing.

 

 

 

The rotting tomatoes adds a little flair to the picture.

 

 

 

 

 

Time for the next phase for Mr. Onion Face. Let me introduce you to Seymour, our compost bin. Goodbye, dear friend.

 

 

 

Enjoy your day!

’42′ : A movie in the making with Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman   5 comments


How exciting being privy to a movie shot set in the 1940′s in downtown Macon, GA!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The movie ’42′ starring Harrison Ford portraying Branch Rickey. The man who helped Jackie Robinson break not only sports history but help tear down racial barriers in America. The actor portraying Jackie Robinson is Chadwick Boseman.

 

 

I return the next afternoon to see if I could catch some of the filming. I get a thumbs up from one of the actors.

 

 

 

 

I am lucky enough to capture several photos of Chadwick Boseman portraying Jackie Robinson!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So I could no resist having a friend snap a pic of me with one of my favorite cars from the movie scenes filmed in downtown Macon, GA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The movie ’42′ is set to open at the box offices next April.

 

Enjoy your day!

 

 

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