The Cobble Hill Coop girls love to free range

a great find!!

Lucy Lou considered going for a ride.....she decided against it

daffodils are coming!!

mornings are still chilly = coffee time!

Oliver enjoying the mild days
Chilly nights but mild days make for some very happy chickens and dogs.  The coop girls just love getting out and can't wait to help me till up the garden.

I joke with my husband that he's so generous to give me a "flash-freezer".......

my flash-freezer
the flash-freezer is the back deck.  It only works Fall thru Spring, but in the mornings or evenings, if I want something to cool quickly, to the flash-freezer a.k.a. deck it goes.  Very handy in the mornings when the freshly baked muffins are just too hot to eat.

Those of you with animals will understand that I am ALWAYS supervised.  Whether it be a cat, cat-dog, dog or chicken, my critters are convinced I am unable to get any job done properly without one of them helping with the task.  That being said, the next photo shows my food stylist assisting me with the photos of Poppyseed Muffins.......

one thing is not like the others......
one of those muffins is kind of furry!  {recipe for the non-furry muffins coming this week}

Saturday Jay worked at a homeshow a few towns away so my mom and I hit antique stores and thrift stores.  We each came home with a new treasure but I just didn't find what I was looking for.  We did, however, discover a great antique store one town away that we'd never been to before.  We will definitely be going back.  There's an antique fair coming to the Washington County Fairgrounds in a few weeks so we're going to give that a go and see if we're more successful.  Sometimes the thrill of the hunt is the best part.

For the most part the dogs are doing well.  We tried a new treat last night that I thought "now that's what I'd like if I were a dog.....".  The boys loved it but it gave little Oliver quite the flatulence so no more of that treat.  He was very stinky!  Emerson is so obsessed with food that although the package stated that the bone-style treats would last for quite some time, he had his gone in 3 minutes flat.  The thing was huge!  After he was done he was begging for another and trying to steal Oliver's.  I noticed Emerson had a little "chub-rub" this morning so he received a tiny dose of Neosporin.

Today, I'm making Crispy Rice Treats, hummus and homemade crackers {for lunches} and Chicken Rigi for dinner with homemade creamy tomato sauce.  The kitchen smells fantastic!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!


Taryn Kae Wilson said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. :)
You have a great space here, chicken pictures make me happy. :)

Liz said...

I really enjoy your chicken posts. And I have been going back to read the posts about buying/housing chickens. What books would you recomend to read before I get started on my chicken venture?
Thanks for all of the great advice!

Meg said...

Your girls are so beautiful. Love the flash freezer, that made me laugh! I love to go antiquing. It's one of my favorite things to do - I love the excitement of never knowing what you will find.

daisy g said...

So much going on there! Glad you are warming up!

Those muffins looks good-I hope they're not the doggie treats!

What kind of coffee maker is that?

Looking forward to this week's posts!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I love your chickens! And what a nice weekend for you! I have the same kind of 'flash freezer' and it really does a great job, doesn't it?

Enjoy your week!! :-)

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Thanks Taryn!
Liz - I'm so happy some of my posts are helpful for you. I find Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens by Gail Damerow and The Chicken Health Handbook {lists illnesses by symptoms as well as illness} helpful. Good luck on your chicken venture!!
Thanks Meg!
Daisy - no, they definitely are not doggie treats and he didn't get to eat it.....he was, however, successful at licking it. :) Actually, that's not a coffee maker but a milk warmer & frother. I bought it at Target.
Thanks Kim!

Anonymous said...

Hi Stacey,
I noticed one of your barr rocks has a raw butt, what is the cause of that. Information might be helpful to me in future with my new backyard flock. Thanks.

Tami said...

Your chicken pictures are lovely. Makes me want to try and talk SM into chickens again.

Mary Ann said...

Your hens look so happy, and what a great idea to use the deck!