Wednesday, March 24, 2021

I Like Thursday #153

 Welcome to my 153rd I Like Thursday post.  I Like Thursday is a group of bloggers that share things they have discovered during the week that they like or love and bring kindness, and positivity to the universe.  Thank you LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color for encouraging even when times are really tough.

Saturday was the first day of spring, and the weather has been nice.  I have been spending more time outside than in, once I am done with work.

 I have some flowers poking up.  The trees are budding, and the grass is getting green already. Even some of the chickens want to take walks.  

There seems to always be one that won't stay in the yard.  Sigh.

Easter is coming soon and Bobbin lucked out, no bunny costume, but bunny ears.  

She was really not a happy girl with me.  

Speaking of the heat she is crawled under the old dresser I use as a TV stand, laying on the heat vent.

Another sure sign of new peeps. 

There were supposed to be 30 but one didn't make the trip from the hatchery.  Didn't help that the postal service which around here used to be very good seems to have slipped, even paying for next day service.  My chicks which were hatched on Monday and shipped wandered around and finally landed at the local Family, Farm and Home store.  I was lucky they saw that they belonged to me and called me.  They very well could have just added them to their stock to sell.  

The books I read this past week were A Tine to Live, a Tine to Die by Edith Maxwell.  

Cameron Flaherty has taken over her family farm and is attempting to get an organic certification.  Cam fires the long time family farm hand right before the CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) pick up and that evening he is found dead in her hoop house.  

Pork Pie Pandemonium by Steve Higgs.  Albert Smith is a retired Detective Superintendent, recently widowed decides to go on a culinary excursion of Great Britain.   Albert's travels with his “assistance dog,” Rex Harrison. The German Shepherd is “the only dog in the history of the Metropolitan police to have been fired for having a bad attitude,” first stop is how to make pork pies.  When a thumb is discovered in the makings during cooking class, Albert's interest is piqued' especially after the pie shop's owner's daughter asks Albert to help solve where the thumb came from so that the family business may be opened once again.

The Fire Carrier is the last installment of the Mitch Bushyhead series by Jean Hager.  It is winter and there is a prisoner on the loose, and the local medical clinic's doctor hiding an abused wife. 

Then Jesse Hatch's husband is found dead in the woods there are a lot of strings to unravel to determine who killed him.  The abused wife, her teenage sons, or someone else?

Now head over to LeeAnna's at Not Afraid of Color to check out the other I Like Thursday posts. 



  1. Oh you have chicks! I am always amazed when I remember that they deliver chick by USPS. We didn’t have mail for a week after that last storm in southern Wyoming and Colorado. That would have been bad! Wonder if they have baby chicks at the local farm store. We used to take the littles to see them! That was fun!

  2. Poor Bobbin and the ears! Mine older ones won't wear any sort of costumes or headgear, but I've never tried with Spooky so maybe I should! And your baby chicks are super cute! Have a springy week!

  3. We've been having trouble with the postal service, too. Several packages/important letters have taken way longer to get to us than they really should. So frustrating! So glad you're seeing signs of Spring there! I'm reading one of the books in the Glacier National Park series you recommended last week. It's good!

  4. yea the computer let me visit and even comment! Oh Bobbin... poor model who has to wear bunny ears, no dog friends saw it... well Milo did and he barked!

  5. Hi Colette! Aww, Bobbin in the bunny ears. She looks so darn cute! And not one bit happy with you. She's a heat hog - I can't blame her one bit for that. It sure isn't nice to see some spots of Spring. ~smile~ Roseanne

  6. Bobbin looks decidedly unhappy in her bunny ears. How lucky you are that the farm store realized the chicks were yours. So many people are still having delivery problems with the USPS. We've had some beautiful weather here this week, but wind and rain are coming tomorrow and then back to cold for a while.

  7. Wow, we've done a lot of ILT posts. Bobbin in bunny ears - LOL! I bet those chicks make a lot of noise. :-) Glad they finally arrived!

  8. That German Shepherd looks so much like our Rex. Bobbin in the bunny ears...too funny. SHe sure likes that cosy warm spot she has found. SIL has just received 8 new chicks to add to the 5 chickens, a real learning experience for Robbie. They are so cute.

  9. I love seeing the chicks. So cute and a sure sign of Spring! I'm so glad they got delivered to you. I love Bobbin in his bunny ears. Such a cutie!


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