Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Blogoversary. No Cake, But There Are Chicken Pictures



Another hot, muggy day. I'd like to say that the weather is "sultry" but I think that "practically unbearable" would be more accurately descriptive. I tried to wait until the rain passed before taking my walk because the radar showed that it would and I mostly did but by then it had heated up considerably and, well, I kept my eyes to the ground on the uphill parts and just did not stop which was more of an exercise in will than of body. And yes, I got rained on. Which was fine.

Blah, blah, blah. The fact is, no one is holding a gun to my head, forcing me to do this.

So in the picture above, starting with that reddish bird in the lower left hand corner of the circle (haha!) we have Nicey, and moving clockwise you see either Vera or Viv, then Babette, Apricot, Dearie, Hawkeye, Vera or Viv, Dixie, and Pansy. The one up at the top there is Eggy Tina.
I think. I sent this picture to Mr. Moon.


"Name your eagle!" I texted him. 
He wrote back, "Big Daddy works unless it's a Big Momma." 
We are going to go with Big Momma for now. Or, Big Mama, as I would spell it. Isn't she pretty? 

For one more lagniappe chicken picture I give you this.


Eggy Tina perched on a collard stalk. 

Mick is truly and noticeably walking better and has been more active today. I am so glad. 
The little ones are soon going to be big enough to leave the coop and boy, do they want to! They rush the sliding door which I close before I let them out of their shelter in the morning, knowing somehow that this is the portal to the outside. Pansy is still so little that I'm a bit wary of letting them go out but it will happen before too long. It will be so interesting to see if any of them are roosters and claims them as his flock or if Mick will be the husband to them all. There is always a lot of social standing stuff to be worked out when new ones join an established flock. I seriously find it fascinating to watch personalities come out as every one finds their place in the whole. 

I am actually following a recipe for tonight's supper. A black bean soup from the New York Times. It is not your traditional black bean soup but it seemed intriguing and so we shall test that out. Once again, I love the comments made on the recipe site, one woman did not even pretend to mess with the recipe that the NYT's presented but who gave her own basic recipe with the assurance that this is the way to make black bean soup. I also used a recipe for Cuban bread which is rising but I've never been able to fully succeed with that one. Mine never has the right combination of crunchy crust and soft insides but who knows? Perhaps tonight will be the night. 

And so it goes, once again. Another day completely filled with the tiniest things, the many prosaic threads which, woven together, create the colorful tapestry which is my very own life. It is actually the eleventh anniversary of Blessourhearts and there is no way I can believe that. 
As always, THANKS HANK!
Google assures me that I have published 7, 541 posts and I don't doubt that. As I said the other day, I talk too much. 
Well, la-di-dah. 
I love this blog with all of my heart and I love every one of you who's ever come here and found something of worth. If there is such a thing as a room of one's own, I've found it here. 
And in doing so, I've found a community which nourishes, delights, amazes, astounds, comforts, and educates me. 
I have found heart-sisters and heart-brothers, too. In times of joy, my joy has been shared. In times of despair, I have found help. 
Pretty crazy. 
Pretty precious.
Pretty much a miracle. 

See you tomorrow. 

Love...Ms. Moon

41 comments:

  1. I would pronounce Mama a little differently than Momma. It's hard to describe exactly how, but I do think Big Momma is better for an incipient eagle

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    1. You are probably right but I say "Mama" and to tell you the truth, so does Mr. Moon.

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  2. Congratulations on Blessourhearts 11th Anniversary and hugs to you Ms. Moon. LN

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  3. 11 years! That’s pretty great. Thank you as always for posting. ~

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    1. I doubt you could prevent me from posting, actually...

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  4. happy blog-land anniversary to you! What we all have enjoyed and learned and shared....is nothing short of a miracle. Hope you and Mr Moon have a celebratory Martini to go with your black bean soup and Cuban bread. And........love your new chicks....... they grow so fast, don't they?
    Susan M

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    1. They DO grow fast. I didn't even tell Mr. Moon that it was my blogoversary. He doesn't get as excited about these things as I do.

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  5. I am so grateful for your blog and your friendship! Happy Blogoversary dear Mary!

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer! I am glad we have found each other.

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  6. Ah, Ms Moon, I feel guilty for all the pleasure I get from reading your blog every day and how rarely I comment. Thank you for being there, for sharing your life with us, for being just who you are. You enrich my life. Happy blogaversary and may there be many more. Becky

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    1. Aw, don't feel guilty. But please- any time you feel like commenting, please do. As I always say- comments are my pay check. Thank you for those sweet words, Becky.

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  7. Happiest blogoversary, first place i go in the morning on the ol' internets, reason I got chickens xoxo

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    1. How ARE your chickens? Are they growing up?

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  8. Glad to have found you, too!

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    1. Ah, e. You have been here a long, long time. Thank you.

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  9. Happy blogversary Ms Moon. It’s the best pace for many of us. Much love.

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  10. I am so happy to have found you and to be a part of your beautiful world. So much love is here in this place. We flock to you, much like your chickens. Congrats!

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    1. And I don't even have to cut up grapes for you!
      Thank you, dear heart-sister-woman.

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  11. You are always there when I need to hear your words!

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  12. Happy Anniversary! What a crazy precious miracle it's been getting to know you and your tribe. Thank you for sharing your world, your words. You're a gift. Love you. XXOO

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    1. Oh, Yolie. You know how I feel about you and yours. It IS all a crazy miracle, isn't it?

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  13. Happy blogaversary! And yes, THANKS HANK! I love your blog and I look forward to reading it every day. I feel like an honorary resident of Lloyd.

    The chickens are looking great! I love how different they all are.

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    1. Goodness, Steve. You're an honorary member of the family. When are you coming home?
      And yes- we certainly got the variety pack of chicks this year.

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  14. Congrats to you....and to us, your friends. I used to be 'just' a reader but somewhere along the line you became a friend. This is where I come when I need a laugh, or a pic of a cute baby, or a warm cozy feeling. You've never disappointed!

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    1. That warms me, Catrina. Thank you.

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  15. I don't even remember how I stumbled upon your blog, but I have enjoyed reading it while having my morning coffee for a few years now. You touch a lot of lives through your witty and honest observations of our world, and I really enjoy the chickens (and your sweet family, too).

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    1. Thank you, JoyceG. I really like thinking about you having your coffee with me in the mornings.

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  16. Happy Blogaversary! I'm glad you Love your Blog so that you will continue to Share it with us all here in the Land Of Blog. I always enjoy your Chicken pixs!

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    1. Well, you can pretty much count on chicken pictures and grandchildren pictures. This IS my life. Thanks for being here.

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  17. Happy anniversary, isn't blogging amazing. I am still kicking myself that I found you.

    Hope the Cuban bread rose to perfection.

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    1. The bread was delicious, Sabine. I hope you know that you have a very tender and special place in my heart. You are a teacher to me.

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  18. Wow. That's a lot of posts, and I'm certain that I've read nearly all of them. I love you to death, Mary Moon, and you are absolutely right that this blogging thing we've been doing for nearly ten years is part of the sustenance we need to stay alive and happy.

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  19. You are so dear and beloved by many. Thank you and Much love.
    Xoxo
    Barbara

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  20. Just catching up--but don't want to miss adding my love to those above, and to say how warming it is to share in the musings of your heart.

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