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Monday, May 25, 2020

No, this post isn't actually about cheating chickens. If chickens are actually able to cheat I'm afraid I wouldn't know. As much as I have tried to communicate with them, it seems that we don't speak the same language. All I can get out of them is clucks and cheeps. 

There have been some funny chicken stories coming out of my daughter Cary's home. They mostly have to do with Blackberry and how she nearly drove the entire family insane.

It seems we wrongly maligned Trixie for booting Blackberry out of the coop. After bringing Blackberry into the house it seems she began to think she was one of the family and would not stop cheeping unless she was held.

This is Tessa at the height of the insanity. Even her patience had worn thin. 

At that point Cary decided to try and give Blackberry back to Trixie. Trixie did try, but after an overnight visit where Blackberry failed to integrate Trixie once again gave her the boot. A mother can only take so much.

It was at that point that Cary decided to get some new baby chicks to put in with Blackberry. One of the new babies, Pumpkin, tried to make friends, but Blackberry jumped on her head to try and get out. OUCH!!!

This is Pumpkin

Cary decided she had to do something so she moved them out of the kitchen and into the schoolroom. That seemed to do the trick. Blackberry finally seemed to realize that she was a chicken, not a house pet, and is now coexisting with the three new babies. 


Now about that cheating. Tessa and I played Go Fish on FaceTime the other day. Once again I came out way behind. I'm thinking I'm going to have to set up a spy cam to catch that girl. She is pretty tricky though and gives me lots of laughs so I am willing to let it slide. 

Have a happy Memorial Day.


  1. Laurie, Such a cute chicken story.:) Your grandgirl's face, bless her heart, she looks weary of it all. My grandgirl Emma, could not wait to look for eggs when her family started raising their own chickens for eggs. I only wish I could have seen her face the first time.Blessings to you and your family, stay safe. xoxo, Susie

  2. Aw, loved this story! I like to keep up on their chicken saga. Poor Tessa! She looks utterly exhausted.

  3. Too funny. The look on Tessa's face is too cute. Glad they are liking each other and now little blackberry has some friends. Have a great day today. Happy Memorial Day.

  4. Hi Laura....Wow, drama among the chicks! Thanks for your visit. I'm always happy when I see that you've stopped by. Susan


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