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Monday, July 18, 2011

Chicken and Dog Daze At The Homestead

Life on our new homestead is anything but boring these days that's for sure. With the addition of our 25 chickens and our bloodhound pup, who is the size of a small pony I may add, Brent and I have been kept very busy and entertained this past week.

First off, I have and update.....we changed the name of our dog. Brent told me on Saturday that he was having a hard time calling her Nettie and that he liked the name Annabelle. So.......I was not crazy about the name Annabelle, and he was not fond of the name Nettie....we compromised with each other and named her a name we both liked which was "Klara". So her name is now Klara and she seems to respond to it already:) and besides it goes really nice with her brothers name which is Karl......Klara and Karl so cute I think. I will have to say that it is kinda confusing because my daughter's name is we have Kara, Klara and Karl now...what a tongue twister.

Brent holding one of our chickens....look at her beautiful wings.

The chickens will be 2 weeks old on Thursday and they are getting so big. They are losing their fluff ball look and growing real feathers on their wings and their tails. I am starting to ween them off their heat light during the day and they seems to be doing fine with that. The reason for that could also be because it has been 90 to 95 here during the day so who needs a heat light right....but anyway, I think this weekend we are going to put them in the chicken coop which will be good because I would really like to have my garage back so I can set up my tables for the garage sale which I am planning to have August 5th, and 6th.

Chickens all huddled together.....what cuties

Karl and Klara playing in the pool cute!!!!

We stopped over at my daughter's tonight....we bought her dog Karl (who is also Klara's full brother) a swimming pool to cool off in during these hot days we have been having here lately. We bought Klara a pool also and she LOVES it. It is so funny to watch them play and drink from their pools....the little things in life make them so happy.

Thirsty dogs....they look so innocent here.....but it's only an illusion guys, lol they are busy, busy dogs!!!!

They found a piece of rawhide to chew on but they kept fighting over it, we laughed so hard watching them two. I LOVE the look on Karl's face....bloodhounds have the sweetest faces and the kindest eyes, they totally can melt your heart with their eyes.

Here is Klara in Brent's truck after arriving home from Kara and Trav's house after her fun time playing with her brother Karl. She really didn't want to get out of the truck....she loves Brent's truck and spralls out in the back seat like she owns the place.

After we got her unloaded from the truck....I watered a few trees and of course Klara was front and center. She loves drinking straight out of the hose.....never a dull moment with ole Klara.

After we spent some time playing with her in our yard, it was time for us to cook supper and for that....we have to put Klara in her kennel or else we get nothing done. Brent carried her down there was so precious!!!!!

Here she is being carried like a little princess to her kennel.

Look at that face and if you look hard, in the background, you can see her kennel. That kennel is such a blessing when we have things to do and can not be watching her constantly. She seems to like it in there which is good....her pool is in there and also her dog house which she goes in off and on during the times she is in there. She may bark or whine a little when we first put her in there but it does not last long at all which is good because I don't want her driving the neighbors crazy or us.

At night she sleeps in the house in a large kennel which we put in our laundry room. She is starting to learn her boundaries but we have a LONG way to go with her on that. She is so big, sometimes we forget that she is still a puppy. Anyway, after supper, we let her out of her outside kennel, played with her in the yard for about an hour. Then brought her in the house and put her to bed in her own little space in the laundry room and she is sleeping like a baby as I type...what a good girl we have:)

Last but not least I will leave you with a picture of our garden. It has really been growing during this heat wave which is so fun to really seems to grow over night sometimes. We had cucumbers and radishes out of the garden tonight for supper and they were delicious!!!

Well, that's it for now....hope all is well with all my blog buddies....until next time.....God Bless, Rhonda


TheCrankyCrow said...

Very, very cute puppy and chickies, Rhonda!! Awww....I love little chicks....Can't believe how fast everything grows around your place....Yikes!! The chicks, your garden, and Klara!! (Like the new name too - altho it is going to be confusing with all those "K's"!) Pretty soon Brent's not going to be able to carry his princess!! Looks like she is being treated like royalty now tho - lucky her that she gets to sleep in the house....Hug and muggy here too...Wow....And I hear it's supposed to get worse through Friday...Oh well - I'm not going to complain...I'll save that for the cold and snow! Wishing you cool breezes.....Have a great day! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Wow ~ those chicks are growing fast!
Karl and Klara are adorable.
Love all the pics!
Prim Blessings

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Chicks are sure growing fast...LOve your dogs...they are adorable! Love your pictures!

Vicki said...

Love your blog! I have always adored these kind of dogs and think they are just too cute!