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“Chicken Dinner” has a brand new Home

Posted in My family on December 13th, 2012

After several weeks of trying to capture the “free-range chicken of Canyon Country”, she actually came into our kitchen and, when I realized she was there, I chased her around the kitchen and finally captured her on the kitchen counter! Casey, our lovable mutt, was very excited about the whole episode – jumping up and barking. A few moments of madness ensued . . .

I put her into a pet cage that our neighbor had kindly provided and within 30 minutes “Chicken Dinner” was on her way to her new home.

We grew quite attached to our chicken friend. Chris would watch her arrive very early each morning and root around for whatever a chicken wants to eat. She was quite clever, never going too far from her escape route, the back-gate that is built with metal “uprights” mounted every 6 inches apart. No problem for the chicken – big problem for Casey. Casey was not too agreeable about sharing the backyard with Chicken Dinner, so Chicken Dinner knew her place.
At the same time we became concerned that the chicken was at great risk. There are coyotes and other dogs in the area that have been know to kill other local chickens so we were concerned for her safely.
A trustworthy neighbor has a farm nearby that is always looking for livestock so this is a great solution. So Chicken Dinner is gone. 🙁

But gone to a good place. Chicken Dinner has been renamed “Dorothy” and has been taken to a farm nearby where she will be integrated into the small chicken population. And we have visiting rights! A little bitter-sweet. We miss her but she’s at a better home. 🙂


Casey finds a Chicken

Posted in My family on May 12th, 2012

Our neighbor has a (or some) chickens but her coop has a large hole in it – so the chicken gets out and comes down the hill:

Here’s Casey – very curious about the flying chicken in our oleander bushes . . .:)

Great fun to watch but the chicken is a bit annoying at 5:30AM

Merrin in Cannington

Posted in Good Moments, My family on February 28th, 2009

Hi Merrin, These were taken last July – possibly on my birthday when I last visited. . .

Cheers . . .

– Good Hair!

Merrin and Mitchell and Isaac . . .

Lots of smiles . . .

Lots of smiles . . .

Double trouble . . .

Like Mother - Like Daughter

Like Mother - Like Daughter

Austin Latest Edition

Posted in Good Moments, My family on February 22nd, 2009

Welcome Sawyer Shane Austin/Logan – born to Bethany and Mark on Saturday. Congrats guys.

From David’s e-mail: Bethany and Mark welcomed Sawyer Shane Austin(Logan?) at 9:28 AM today.  He is 7 lbs and 6 oz, and 21 inches long.  He’s got Bethany’s mouth and nose, the long & large Austin hands, and Mark’s EARS!!!

This is Noah’s post . . .

Posted in My family on September 14th, 2008

Hi, I’m Noah – whuzzup !

Hello people of the world and beyond . . .
YO! to you 2 . .