|View of front yard from daughter's porch|
I think this is the most peaceful view. It's taken from a rocker on my daughter's porch in the Hill Country. We went there this weekend for her birthday. And I took lots of pictures which I intend to share here.
Let's start with the chickens. I love chickens... they are cute and funny and the little chicks are adorable.
|Young chicks - 2 Frizzle babies in front|
They have about 8 grown hens and 2 roosters running about... but these 5 babies are kept in the chicken yard until they get a little older.
Then there's the vegetable garden on the side and the greenhouse (work in progress) in the back where they have lemon thyme, rosemary, and spearmint as well as kale, tomatoes, onions, melons, etc.
They also have Century plants on the property that are about to bloom. This is sad as I believe that once they bloom, they die. Here is a picture of the huge stalk they make before blooming.
|Century plant getting ready to blossom|
There is another plant that we don't know the name of that is beside one of the ponds...
Let's see... what else did we do? Saturday night we ate out at a restaurant in New Brunsfel (Huisache) - very good food! Then Sunday we went to the Grist Mill in Gruene for their ribs. Fantastic ribs! (and I'm not much of a meat eater - but do love these).
We watched our grand daughter train for cross-country at both a place down the road as well as at a ranch nearby. They have some beautiful horses at this ranch as well as chickens and a bunny running about.
|horses at ranch|
|bunny at ranch|
Then we visited a friend who has birds (as well as chickens, ducks, etc.) and took a few pics...
The first is a Quaker parrot, the second an African Grey, and I forget this last one...
Oh, and I took this pic of daughter and grand daughter in her friend's back yard - in front of their chicken yard (chicken coop looks like a jail house - really cute!). They have some strange looking chickens too.
|daughter and grand daughter|
And that's it! I have tons more pics, but won't bore you. It was a fun weekend and if I can ever get some of the videos from my iPhone to my blog, I may post one or two of those. But for the moment, I can't get that to work (?).
Have a great 'rest of the week'!