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Tuesday it was all about cookies love.

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I baked a batch of chocolate chip love cookies for Valentine’s Day.

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While the cookies were baking, the cat, the dog, and the chicken slept peacefully.

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But the minute the cookies were done baking – Winter popped up and said are they ready?

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Chocolate Chip Pecan Love Cookies recipe here.

Love is in the air.

Daisy and Winter continue to make my heart full with their antics and their amazing love bond.

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Winter is now 10 weeks old and continues to go into the nesting box with Daisy each morning when Daisy lays her egg.  She waits patiently for Daisy to finish her task and then they are off to forage and do chicken things.

He’s baaack.

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Stanley Roo of nine lives – he is permanently bent over and walks crooked.  He is missing a bunch of feathers and looks rather pathetic when you see him in person. He has survived so many fox, snake and dog attacks.  This recent incident left me feeling his time was near, and I had planned his funeral.  He hadn’t been able to crow or perform his rooster duties for quite some time. He was lethargic and no longer watched over his girls, it seemed this was going to be the end of him.

Then a miracle occurred.

Early one morning while it was still dark out, we heard this sad pathetic muted, garbled cock-a-doodle-do.  Then a little while later we heard it again.

And then again.

Stanley Roo was crowing again!

And then.

He was loving the girls again, too.

Each evening now, as all the chickens make their way to the coop for the night, Stanley wobbles and staggers in, completely exhausted from a day of loving.  But he seems quite content.

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Stanley Roo watching over his flock.

Maybe he had some of those love cookies too.

Thank you for being here today.

xo Kim

11 thoughts on “Love cookies and a great big cock-a-doodle-do

  1. LaDy says:

    Thanks for sharing and happy to read that Stanley is hobbling around. Those girls need protecting! 🙂 And, so wish I lived closer as I would love to enjoy your delights from the farm on a regular basis. Fresh cut flowers served up simply are so wonderful and the eggs….well, nothing beats the eggs. I’ve recently had to go back to store bought as my local supplier lost many of her birds to predators. And, she also was raising the Black Australorp. Yum….

    Enjoy my friend and keep your dreams alive!

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    1. Kim says:

      Hi – thanks for popping in. Yes, Stanley is back on the job! LOL So sorry to hear about your egg connection losing her birds. Hopefully, she will build her flock again and you can get back to eating good fresh eggs again! xo kim

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  2. Lisa Meyer says:

    So happy to hear about Stanley Roo! We were rooting for him in Texas. Even Mr Tabby asked about him the other day…

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    1. Kim says:

      Lisa – Tell Mr. Tabby that Stanley Roo thanks him for his concern. I love hearing him crow again – it is a good country sound. xo kim

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  3. Debra says:

    Oh sigh, Kim…..your photos of Winter made me smile, and reading about Stanley Roo made me cry….it’s all good.
    Love you.

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    1. Kim says:

      Ah Debra – it is all good. You would want to cuddle Winter for sure. xo kim

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  4. Southernruralroute.com says:

    I had to laugh at the chicken popping up, wanting to know if the cookies were ready.

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    1. Kim says:

      Linda – Winter popping up was kinda like those little popper things they put in roasting chickens. Opps, maybe I shouldn’t have said that. xo k

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      1. Southernruralroute.com says:

        I think it will be okay. You typed it rather than saying it out loud. Thus, Winter doesn’t know you roast his brethren.

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  5. Carole West, Garden Up Green says:

    The chicken with the cat and dogs – funny! Love how roos always watch over their flock so neat how attentive they are. Enjoyed!

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    1. Kim says:

      Hi Carole – Stanley is an excellent protector and good to his girls. We had one named Bert who was mean to everything he came in contact with, including the girls. I found a new home for him and his personality completely changed and he is much more loving. Go figure. Thanks for popping in. xok

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