April 6, 2010

Chicken Toys and China Quilts

Ok...I'll have a better photo but this is my newest chicken toy for the girls. A big coffee can with 1/2" holes drilled in it, filled with sunflower seeds. They have gone mad with the fun of it. The first night when I went down to put them up for the night, they had a hole beneath the canister about two feet deep and two and a half feet wide. Kick the can, knock a few seeds out, scratch around and find them :)

I'm going to change this out for a big clear one I've got with a screw on lid, will be way more convenient than the dreaded duct tape. The blur at the end of the leg above is the kicking can effect...

back later to add: because I forgot the China Quilts part :) MIL bought a quilt made in China that she just loves but it is way too wide for her bed. So because I'm a quilter I'm going to trim four or five inches off each side, rebind it with the binding that came with the quilt. Any quilt in a storm, right? A quilter will always find a way to ply her needle.

Here at hospice manor things are changing rapidly, FIL can no longer stand or get up on his own, and has lost interest in food. Last Friday he forgot how to write his name, that was a sad day. The disconnect is what I've been expecting of course, just weird to have it be here 'already' although I've been here for two years now.

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The Numismatist said...

Will the chickens find a way to get that lid off? (Having never been around chickens don't laugh at me for that question!)

I love, love, love grapefruit. I eat it like an orange and also have a glass every night. Mmmm.

Sending my best wishes for you and your family.

Piecefulafternoon said...

What a fun new chicken toy. You are so clever.

Good thoughts to you and your family as you go through these end stages. We've been there - it is slow and sad - yet seems to pass quickly too. Hang on - we're holding your hand.

Lady Farmer said...

I will have to give this chicken toy a go with my girls! The are allowed out of the pen during the day in the fall and winter, but with garden season here, they must stay in their own yard. They get terribly bored. This sounds like a great diversion for them and I know they love sunflowere seeds because when they are out of their yard they make a beeline for the bird feeders!
So sad about your FIL. I know it is hard for you, too.