Sunday, May 18, 2014

The new ladies of the manor

I picked up some chicken while I was in town yesterday:

two Leghorns and a Rhode Island Red/Hampshire cross. They're three months old and large enough – I hope –
to hold their own against Minnie and Peach.



Tradition dictates that I name my chickens after the female characters in whichever novel or dramatic series 
I happen to favor at the moment, so the new girls shall be named Lady Mary, Edith, and Mrs. Hughes.



They quickly settled into the manor and seemed pleased with their new accommodations...



...until they heard the pig on the other side of the wall.
Mrs. Hughes: We're not in Downton Abbey anymore.




Edith: Interesting art collection.
Lady Mary: Those do not appear to be chicken bones. I think we're safe.




I will introduce the new girls to Minnie and Peach overnight, under cover of darkness when everyone is sleeping and no one will care. 
There might be some bickering and a few petty jealousies when morning comes, but hopefully no back-stabbing. 
That kind of drama is best left to their namesakes.



17 comments:

  1. Love the names :) Welcome, Ladies!

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  2. I don't know how you do it...you captured the characters perfectly with your comments....love your commentaries so much !!!! haven't commented in a while but wanted you to know it's still my DAILY happy fix !! Jeanne in SC

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  3. I love a good hen house mystery ~
    do let us know how the morning goes :)

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    1. So far, so good! There weren't any altercations overnight. Minnie and Peach will spend their day on the grounds, while the new girls get their bearings inside the estate. I mean stall.

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  4. Anne Boleyn5/18/14, 6:02 AM

    This is very exciting; that or I don't get out enough.

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    1. Maybe a little of both :-) I know that goes for me!

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  5. Brilliant names for the new girls! Another chuckle to start my morning!

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  6. Good luck! I hope all continues to go well.

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  7. Bold move. Hope all goes well.

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  8. Hah! This is awesome, you can never have enough chickens! I also love the names and they seem to fit them perfectly. Can't wait to meet them

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  9. Perfect captions! Welcome, Ladies, I look forward to more of your comments regarding the new Estate.

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  10. Oh my. I do hope the new ladies have good luck with the old hens. Love the names and love your commentary even more. Happy Sunday to all the hens.

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  11. Hopefully, Mrs. Hughes will have a sensible and calm effect on everyone.

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  12. Welcome girls! the red one seems bigger and more mature

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  13. I hope they get along. Love the names.

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  14. I hope they don't become snacks for the BIG girls....your chickens are pretty carnivorous...

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  15. An American in Tokyo5/19/14, 7:50 PM

    Can't wait to see how everyone gets along...or not! Exciting!

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