Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Chickens and the Easter Surprise

We are back from a wonderful Easter with the family.   It was so nice so share the Easter service with the family and then meet to enjoy a meal and then watch the children and 'the hunt'.

While we were away, the chickens were busy with a surprise for us.   Frederick the cat gave me a report on the activity.



It seems that Junior, the rooster, called the girls into action, suggesting that they clean up the herb garden and get it ready for the new plants.





Even Goldie got into the act....normally she feels like this work is beneath her.



Here Junior is encouraging the girls as they get after the weeds.



Frederick said that they worked hard for hours and got a bit nervous thinking that they wouldn't get the four bags of soil down in time before we got home.




It seems that their worries were unfounded as this is what we saw when we went out back.  What a nice surprise to come home and find this bed all ready to go.  Bless their little hearts...I think a special treat is in store for them, maybe the favorite, black oil seeds.

Did you have any Easter surprises?

Have a sweet day!  xo

18 comments:

ted and bunny said...

black oil seeds...or a nice dish of pasta!
Glad you had a good time
xx

Squirrelhaus said...

THey did a great job!!!
My chickens always loved hard boiled eggs...
Hugs,
Chris :o)

Beth said...

love it. glad to see things are moving along well. a herb garden. yum. (:

Lola Nova said...

How nice! Tell me, how does one train chickens to do this? I have a couple of beds that need some work!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

How nice to come home to the bed all ready for planting! Would ya send the crew out east, I could use some help too:@)

B'ham said...

My... what a talented feathered crew you have !!
They are sooo thoughtful aren't they ?
And such a concise reporting from Fredrick as well !!
xoxo

Michelle said...

I am impressed at this work! When I had chickens they were not this motivated.

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

What sweeties! They have done a great job! xo

Dorothy said...

What a good job! I know you were happy to see what they had done! I bought three packets of herbs and planted them among the flowers. I hope they come up! We had a nice Easter but no surprises.

ted and bunny said...

how great if the grand-daddys had been drinking buddies- but stranger things have happened for sure!
A great thought, made me smile big!
xx

polkadotpeticoat said...

They are so cute.....I'm glad your Easter was wonderful with grandkids.....

polkadotpeticoat said...

Why are you up so early?

Sherry said...

What industrious chickens! All mine ever want to do is eat the grass and kick dirt over the patio.

Edward said...

Trusty Frederick with his reports, it looks like your chickens have done a cracking job, they are very deserving of a special treat.

As for Easter surprise yes I did have one it was very unwelcome :( but Easter in general was quite nice, I am glad you had a nice Easter.
Regards
Edward

Lindsay Jewell said...

Such helpful chickens. :P

Katiebee said...

Such a cute story! Glad you had a wonderful easter~ we're celebrating this weekend as last weekend, family members had to work~

xo

katie

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

Wow! Where'd you get your chickens! I need some in the house to take care of a "few" things.

pilgrimscottage said...

Love it when chickens do more for us than just lay eggs! You header sure is gorgeous!