Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Greetings!

Happy Easter from the Easter Bunny.Yes, this is THE Easter Bunny. The rest of the year her name is Sunshine, but on Easter, she is the Easter Bunny. She's the last of her family. At one time we had her momma and her two brothers, but they have all gone to bunny heaven. Little Sunny is enjoying some yummy parsley as an Easter treat - hey, delivering all those Easter Eggs in one night is hard work. You thought Santa had it hard, but eggs are delicate!


Speaking of the "last of her family," here is Ducky, aka Duckster, Ducky McDuck, Duck-a-doodle-doo.

Since Black One, her last remaining sibling, went to the great chicken coop in the sky a few weeks ago, we've been worried about her getting lonely. With only one chicken, we've been letting her have free roam of the yard when someone is at home. She never strays far from the coop. She has been spending a lot of her free time under Sunshine's pen, or clucking around the garden. This week, a friend showed up.



A rooster friend! We've been hearing crowing from a nearby neighbor's yard, and this week, this little chicky came a-courting! I don't know what kind he is, but he is definitely one of the "bantam" breeds, because he is so much smaller than a regular size chicken. I've been calling him Napoleon since he is so small, yet he has a big attitude.

Here are the little lovers, friends, side by side. See how scrawny he looks next to the Duckster?

Some might think there is a little hanky-panky going on, but Ducky is not that kind of a chicken. They only just met, and Ducky is not made up of such loose moral fiber that she would just give it away to any passing rooster. At least not without dinner and a movie...

5 comments:

Nichole said...

Awww.... sweet chickies!!!

Happy Easter to Sunshine!

chanknits said...

What a cute post! I miss my pet roosters... I don't suppose I'll have any as long as I have Mugsy and live in the woods...

Donna said...

What great barnyard friends you have. I love the Easter Bunny-she is very pretty. I think you better keep an eye on that rooster. He may be small but I think he has big ideas for your girl!

HDW said...

Oh my goodness!!! Someday I will have a large enough spot where I can have a few of my own chickens and a bunny or 2.......I love animals!!! Very cute easter post!!! I hope to post today.....lots of stuff to post!!! I am now officially addicted to Cat Bordhi's Pathways book!!!!

Criquette said...

This is the best blog I've read all month! Chicken love! Happy ending for Ducky and friend. Now, if only Sunshine had a bunny caller, it would be the perfect ending...