Pressed On – Walk #16

I awoke to peaceful quiet. In fact, a nano-second before steaming my latte I noticed the distinct absence of WordPress app notification sounds from my cell – on a new blog post day.

But the forecast is for 108 degrees (42.22 C), it is only day two of a new pasture routine, the hens are laying like they’re supposed to, and so I didn’t have a moment to look into it.

Four hours, six tiny, light brown eggs, and lots of fun and games later, I discovered I’d inadvertently scheduled the wrong publish date. {I sighed with a relieved, contented and slightly embarrassed smile}, Silly Ol’ Roo.

This morning’s antics


Ol’ Dog and I paused a moment to admire the neighbor’s haircut. Of course, out of earshot we snickered. Llamas can actually spit long distances.

Suzy has taken to swinging on the fence as the sun rises. When she falls on my side she’ll run to me even across the lot. Her squawking interpreted; “Did you see that! Am I great or what? I fully rock that stuff.”

Later Suzy couldn’t figure out how to get back in the chicken yard. She went in the tool shed door and the other hens (ahem) couldn’t open the coop gate for her. Poor, silly Suzy.

Suzy runs to me – likely admiring the teal flip flops.

Suzy was happy in my arms for a few minutes. She wasn’t upset – just chill…

Silly Suzy still trying to figure out the shiny-boxy-thingy.


Notice at no time are eggs ever laid in the nesting boxes:


Then on to games before it gets too hot

Follow the leader

Hide and seek

Simon Says

Finally we play Roo’s Done


“How joyful are those who fear the Lord— all who follow his ways!  You will enjoy the fruit of your labor.  How joyful and prosperous you will be!” Psalm 128:1, 2 (NLT)



Filed under Notes from the Apex

14 responses to “Pressed On – Walk #16

  1. Jon

    Been trying to work up the gumption to put up a chicken house and pen (to keep the dog on his own side). You may have provided the inspiration that I need to get going. Nice pictures!

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  2. You have just touched the heart of an old farm boy. Yes, chickens always found “better” places to lay their eggs. Thanks

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  3. animals..i love em

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  4. What a delightfully whimsical post!

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  5. Such a fun post! I would like to hold Suzy. 🙂
    I don’t know how to schedule posts, I would probably make the same mistake as you.

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    • Come on over – Suzy’s amazingly socialized and a snuggler. I’m not gonna lie, cuddling a bony chicken takes getting used to, but 2 of the 12 actually run to me and like to be held. I make scheduling posts harder than it needs to be; I’m in Pacific Time and want my stories to post Gulf Time just after midnight, so that a dear friend there will see them early on. I set world clocks on my cell devices, but I typically forget to use them 😀


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