Soft & Strong

The soft, fluffy down of a baby chick.


This little girl has gumption!  

Her mama abandoned her nest just days before the egg was due to hatch. The egg was cold; we didn’t know if was still viable. But we took the chance and cobbled together an incubator out of a styrofoam cooler and a light bulb (Thanks again Internet).  


Right on schedule we heard chirping!  But a day later, nothing more than a wee hole in the egg. She seemed to be struggling, so we peeled back the shell and helped her out.  Back in into the incubator she went, to stay warm and dry off. 


After a day or so, we tried to introduce her to her mama.  Maybe there was still some maternal instinct left?  Nope. The hen pecked the chick till she bled. 

We rescued her again. 

Now she is in a brooder in our laundry room chirping her little head off. My husband says she tweets more than Donald Trump. 

We might call her Twitter. 

WPC –Texture

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Garden Bench – Black & White

My Garden Bench

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“The green metal chair is an indispensable piece of equipment. As Farmer Bagley said, “How can you grow anything without a chair? How else are you going to see what’s going on?”
– William Longgood

This is in response to Cee’s Photo Challenge. You can check it out at /http://ceenphotography.com/2014/12/11/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-open-topic/