The grass is green there! That is a great sign that you've had moisture. It is so sad to see everything dying here in Texas.I know that your farm must be so peaceful. It's awesome that you can enjoy the animals, the fruits, and vegetables, and living a less hectic schedule. Don't get me wrong. I know that you are busy, but it's a great busy compared to breathing auto fumes and listening to honking horns. Please continue to enjoy enough for all of us who admire your life. Blessings, Nana
Dan looks so smooth in his summer coat! He seems like a different donkey than the fuzzy winter Dan.
I'm guessing by the way our fine feathered friend is looking towards the door, the conversation was going something like this:Chicken: "Yo! Donkey! Make yourself useful and just open the door .....right over there... need to...um...run an errand."Donkey Doodle Dan: "I luv FG Susan, she loves me, we're a happy family...."Chicken: "HEY! Doodle-Boy!" DOOR! OPEN!"DDD: "OOoo, a bug!"Chicken: *cluck*
I am with Sandy... Texas is miserably dry. Send some of that rain here?Hope your evening has been wonderful!
I've started to rely on your daily farm photos for a pick-me-up when work gets dull around lunchtime. Thank you for sharing! You make me dream of a rural life...
I'm cracking up at Jeff's chicken/donkey dialogue! Hilarious!I only have one chicken right now, and I bet she and a donkey could get in loads of trouble. Keep up the awesome pix, FG!
My chickens and horses enjoy each other's company too. What a delightful photo. I would love a Donkey Doodle Dandy.Cheers. Kimberly
This may seem an odd comment but when I see photos of Dan I can't haelp but think of the children's book " The Silver Donkey" by Sonya Hartnett. It is a wonderful story and brave, peaceful donkeys play a significant role.
Hey Sally and the rest of you bipeds: Have you all noticed how rarely poultry gets the heroic role in these sagas? Brave, gallant chickens make few appearances in traditional animal dramas . We're always the wacky comics losers ("the sky is falling"), or tragic, helpless victims of fate ("go tell aunt Rhodie"). The best we can hope for is to be prompt and "catch the worm."Well, we've had it. Whitey and I are studying the martial arts...and fencing and stuff...and we'll be saving sheep from mysterious predators, and defending Uncle Dan from, well, something or other...feathers gonna fly.Birds of Prey will drop their beaks in awe.Do you think we should get capes?
Okay, I feel I should mention something here for the record: I swear (on a huge stack of adorable farm animals) that I am not the voice of Lindy The Super Chicken. Just so you know. Glad we got that straightened out (in case you were wondering).
The thing is, the chickenz do have a little help posting. (It's a real pain typing in our kind of "hunt and peck"style.) We just haven't been leaving our buddy's address, 'cause we didn't want to disappoint anyone. She just blogs about food, poor thing. Hardly a thing about chickenz to be found there...except some disturbing photos....nobody wants to see their relatives floating in soup....
The world needs more super chickenz, that's all I have to say....Have you hugged a chicken today?
December 2015 update: Hi! For some reason I can't figure out, Blogger hasn't been letting me leave comments on my own blog (!) for the last several months, so I've been unable to respond to your comments and questions. My apologies for any inconvenience! You're always welcome to email me: farmgirlfare AT gmail DOT com.Hi! Thanks for visiting Farmgirl Fare and taking the time to write. While I'm not always able to reply to every comment, I receive and enjoy reading them all.Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and I especially love hearing about your experiences with my recipes. Comments on older posts are always welcome!Please note that I moderate comments, so if I'm away from the computer it may be a while before yours appears.I try my best to answer all questions, though sometimes it takes me a few days. And sometimes, I'm sorry to say, they fall through the cracks, and for that I sincerely apologize.I look forward to hearing from you and hope you enjoy your e-visits to our farm!