A Country Adventure

My friend GT and his wife Leigh live on a beautiful hill in the country. We recently visited them and had a great afternoon hanging out with their lovely granddaughters and taking in the sights, sounds and smells of their rural kingdom.

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A variety of chickens live quite the luxurious life here.

GT had recently taken a trip to the “critter” sale and come home with a couple of rare breeds of feathered fowl.

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This little chick is most likely a Cochin and will grow up to have beautifully feathered feet.

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And this beauty is a Wyandott. She has “lacy” feathers and is so pretty in the sunlight.

 GT has a large pond with a goose and some ducks in residence. He recently got some ducklings and built a tricked out floating home for them. This is a the bottom of an old pontoon boat that he modified to keep the babies safe in the water and able to eat food away from predators.

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See the ramp going down into the water and up into the safety of the duck house? Ingenious.

Later we took a long bumpy ride through the woods to see some property GT is improving.

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I’m pretty sure our driver wasn’t licensed. 🙂

He showed us an abandoned shed that housed a mamma buzzard and her baby.

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Well they’re cute when they’re little!

Before we left he offered us some farm fresh eggs and of course we accepted!

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GT it takes a real man to wear that shirt!

My friend GT is a renaissance man but he doesn’t know it. The guy can build and create almost anything. He wears the façade of a just a good hard-working country boy, but within his heart beats the soul of an Artiste! I should know. He built my house and it is a work of art. Thanks pal, and I’m out of eggs! 🙂

7 thoughts on “A Country Adventure

  1. A wonderful story by a beautiful friend
    that has a big heart and deep love for all animals especially the ones that aren’t your regular family pets. She’s truly a blessing 🐓🐰🐱

  2. Debbie, I love your blog. It’s fun…I want to go to GT s with you one day ,you know I’m from south and raised on a farm and I miss those chickens and this bad a..rooster that use to chase me.
    All animal lovers seem to have a lot n common. Judy

    • Yes, Judy, animal lovers do have much in common. Some of my favorite peeps. Read past posts to see pics of lots of rescue animals and neighborhood hijinks. 🙂

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