Monday, August 21, 2023

Dear friends.....

I have decided to put the blog to bed. I am having too many problems with Blogger and my old, old camera. Except for a few of my loyal readers, the viewing stats are way down. After 10 years I guess my motley gang of chickens has lost their appeal. (Although I think they are still adorable)! 

 I just want to say "Thank You" for the kindness you have always shown to Hubby and myself. You have helped us get through some pretty darn tough times and we will be forever grateful to you.

 We loved your comments and funny E-mails - oh, how they made us laugh! Thanks for sending them!

 I am going to miss you all so much!

 Just want to give a special thanks to John, The Feral Irishman. John encouraged me to start blogging - I'm so glad I took his advice - I've met hundreds of wonderful people and made a lot of friends thanks to him!

 Again, dear readers, thank you for allowing us into your home and thank you for visiting with us!

 I'm really, really going to miss you!


 Chickenmom, Hubby, Benji, Chipper, Reba, Dolly, Kitty-Kat and all the critters here in Coopville!


 Sniff, sniff........

Friday, August 18, 2023

Friday Night Steam

 Ohhhh - you're gonna enjoy this one!

Introducing the Sanderson Steam Cycle! Named "Jenny", this home built coal fired steam cycle was painstakingly crafted over the last 4 years to look like it could have been built in the 1920's. A traditional coal fired steam engine on 2 wheels! You've seen nothing like this before. This video was made possible due to the services of Baker House Studios.


Today's funny :o)





Critters of Coopville

Late at night: (volume up on this one)

Looking for Mommy:





 Reba- the escape artist!



 One of those pesky Lantern bugs - they are all over the place!









Wednesday, August 16, 2023

For all the old-time precision machinists out there.....





Uri Tuchman Headshot

Uri Tuchman graduated in Fine Art from the Academy of Art and Design, Bezalel in Jerusalem, and studied at the Slade School of Art in London, in an exchange student program.

His works have been exhibited at Armature Gallery, New York; Gvirol Gallery, Tel Aviv; as part of the Black Box platform, Cranes Gallery, Jerusalem; at the Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; at the 48 Hours film project, Jerusalem and more.

He currently lives and works in Berlin.

In his videos, Uri Tuchman practises various techniques of manual crafts in the fields of carpentry, blacksmithing, engraving and more.  He uses today's online platform as a means of practicing and preserving ancient crafts that interest him.

Uri Tuchman is creating sculptural objects of varying degrees of absurdity such as automata and small machinery.

Find out more about Uri here:


 Be forewarned - you will spend hours on his channel..........


Today's funny :o)

 H/T to Gary!



Till the clouds roll by.....





 Hubby took down another tree:



 Boids enjoying the sunflowers:

 A spider web in the shape of a balloon!



 An ugly bug:

 The gang - Reba FINALLY stopped being broody! Yay!



 A BIG tomato!




Monday, August 14, 2023


 Still cannot get it to work right. About to give up but will try for Wednesday!


Friday, August 11, 2023

Friday Night Steam

 A blast from the past!!!

Lots and lots of info here:





Today's funny :o)

 H/T to Glenn!



..... no post for this morning only  because the camera will not download the pics to the computer. I'll try fiddling with it over the weekend.

Image result for cartoon image of downloading camera pictures to a laptop



Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Down Memory Lane.....

 .... Sears


Today's funny :o)

 H/T to Gary!


Summer daze.....


 Beautiful sunflowers:

Hubby mowing the lawn:

Rose of Sharon:

I never get tired of looking at them!


 The first tomato:



 The gang digging under the deck:



 Just sitting outside watching the clouds go by:




Monday, August 7, 2023

Put a cork in it!

 In 1960, David Latimer planted a sprout of spiderweed in a large glass bottle, added a quarter liter of water, and then closed the bottle. He opened the bottle 12 years later in 1972 to add some water and then closed it completely. The self-sufficient ecosystem has evolved over more than 60 years. The garden is a perfectly balanced and self-sufficient ecosystem. Bacteria in the compost eat dead plants and break down the oxygen released by the plants into carbon dioxide, which is necessary for photosynthesis. The bottle is actually a microcosm of the Earth.

(Video from 2017)





Today's funny :o)

H/T to Donna!





Pics from the camera....

 Didn't take too many pictures - just chilled out and deep cleaned most of the time....

The groundhog dug a new hole:

And Hubby blocked it off:

Pretty blossoms:

Had plenty of rain:

Dinner this coming Fall:

Still had smoke from the Canadian fires:

Lots of storm clouds:

More rain:


A pretty sunset:

Plenty of hot weather:

The gang. Reba finally decided to come out of her nest box:

Dolly dropped an egg. Benji is SO proud of her! (and Reba sat on it!)