Thursday, November 13, 2008

Second families



Remember my first babies of the Spring? You saw hatching pics and early pics, I thought you may like the update 7 or 8 weeks on...

a few changes aren't there! About half inherited their mother's 'frizzlenessness" and the rest have normal feathers. They are a scream to watch around the yard, they look like they would be better served as dish cloths!


As you can see their Mother has long since given them up, she has actually already moved to the new family and is sitting on 10 eggs under a shelf in my garden shed.

The moving onto the second family is tricky, in people as well as chooks.

My big brother is a grandfather a few times over already but a few years ago his wife left him and it is not in his make up to be by himself so after a few disasters he has found a hard working dairy farmer lady, (with 4 kids to join his grown 3)...and early in the week they made it a round 8! At 39 and 45 this is up to them, but once again I am reminded of the 'Anne's House of Dreams' book (part of the Green Gables series), where Anne first meets Miss Cornelia who announces she is making special things for a baby because, "it isn't to blame for being the eighth." Well, I feel like that as well, I think all babies deserve some fuss, so I am working on this blanket-(even though the baby's Dad only punched me everytime he passed me in the house growing up AND used to sit on me and force me to listen to "old Shep" because it made me almost hysterical with tears...he thought that was hilarious!)
This is only the top, hopefully get it finished tomorrow.


I wonder if there is any chance my brother and his partner will equal this present favourite and make it 10?

(Perhaps just for his sister's quilts!)

Have a great day, Tracey

8 comments:

trashalou said...

Many congratulations to your brother and his wife on their new bebe.

Diana said...

I am so jealous of your chickens, my husband has not given in to my requests so far. The baby Jake quilt is really sweet.

Needled Mom said...

It really looks like a boy quilt. I am sure that this little one will love it.

Those little chicks have certainly grown. I love the frills.

Chookyblue...... said...

if I ever make it ot your part of the country I am taking home some frizzles......I love them............

Congrats Aunty Tracey..........enjoy your new baby and have fun finishing the quilt.........

Robyn said...

Tracey I gotta say I do love your chookies!! I miss mine (don't have any right now)...and your quilts...they're always wonderful :o)
Just passing by :o)

Robyn said...

Oh and a big congrats to your brother and his lady and their big brood. Wishing them much happiness!!

Barbara said...

Congratulations Auntie.....love to snuggle with babies!!!! Nothing smells like little ones.
Hugs, B

Libby said...

New babies are such fun *s*