Friday, April 5, 2013

Moon Over My Couch

It's Random Friday.  Here's a few random tidbits from me:

1.  I love the trapezoid windows in our house because I can cloud watch from the couch.  It's relaxing.  Sometimes, I can even catch the moon as it starts to rise.
2.  Hey readers, I guess you've been mooned now!

3.  If you like gothic, old Victorian New England house reads, check out The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian.  It'll make you shiver.  And you won't be able to put it down.  And then you'll be up at night, all creeped out and unable to sleep. 

4.  We're thinking about getting guineas in May.  Anyone have any guinea advice?  This would be new for us.

5.  I miss having chickens.  The few that we had left were taken out by a raccoon or possum this winter.  Do you think we should get more chickens, or try our hands at guineas for a change?

This post linked with the fabulous Nancy at A Rural Journal. 

36 comments:

andy said...

I've never been mooned before lol ! Have a great Friday and weekend Lisa !!!

Heather said...

I have heard that guineas are great for keeping tick population down, but they also like to roost in trees and not come down :-) I think a mix of guineas and chickens would be fun :-)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a wonderful view from the window! I hope I get traffic too. My stats are down.

My Journey With Candida said...

LOL... I guess you mooned me. I have been mooned before and am sure it might happen again.

That is so nice to sit on your couch and get mooned... doesn't happen to everyone.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

The photo is stunning--what a wonderful view to look at while relaxing!

Thanks for the book recommendation. I'm always looking for something new!

Buttons said...

Oh Tammy over at Our Neck of the Woods loves her Guineas. I think I would get them but I know nothing about them but they are cute:)
Thanks for the moon:) B

Michelle said...

We had guineas and chickens at one time. Though we had problems with predators, I would love to have them again. Good luck!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

This is a great way to be mooned! lol I have no guinea experience, sorry, but it sounds like a fun idea. :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Great shot! I have trouble taking pictures of the moon. Well with chickens comes eggs. Guineas can't give you that :)

Mary Ann said...

We have no guineas (yet) but our neighbor has them... they roam everywhere... however, if you can raise them past keet stage, they are very hardy and wise! Good tick control!

Mary Ann said...

Lisa, back again.. Bev at Bee Haven Acres wrote about her guineas today at http://beehavenacres.blogspot.com/2013/04/wanted-guinea-herder.html

TexWisGirl said...

nice moon!

Sunnybrook Farm said...

I have a male guinea that you can have, I did have 4 but they have met various ends over the last few years. I got them by trading a bunch of geese as my wife gave me orders to get rid of the geese as they were pooping on the walk. Guineas are strange birds so you can try this one for free to see if you want to try them. It roosts in a tree so you don't have to shut them up at night. My number is 420nine nine one nine.

Out on the prairie said...

Guinneas are unusual looking so that would be fun. more dark meat if you are harvesting them.

Ginny said...

Oh my GOSH!!!!! This you took from the window...I can see the window shape. Was the window open? It is clear, and just beautiful!!!! WHY have you not snapped the moon before this is glorious! As I remember, Guineas are small fowl but not chickens. Are they easier or harder to take care of, and what about the eggs?? Fill us in.

Valerie said...

With a picture like that, you can moon me any time! ;)

Michaele said...

Neat mix of randomness. The guineas a so fun to have around. Hunchback chickens is what my girls call them. They are, however, quite bossy with the chickens. Bully would be a better word.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I love the moon photo! So neat you can see it from the couch.

We have about 35 guineas right now and they are loud! So if you don't mind the noise, they'd be a good way to keep the ticks away. They are entertaining to watch so they are a fun addition to the homestead. I think you should get chickens for sure! Mine get along just fine so they could all live together.

Angie said...

Ha Ha- I've never been mooned in blog land before!

Jill said...

Fun post and great shot of the moon!

Robyn G said...

Lisa,
The clouds around here have been big puffy white clouds against a deep blue sky ... awesome! The moon early this morning was a beautiful crescent. Glad someone else takes note of the neat sky.

If I didn't have chickens I am sure I would miss them. I am currently overrun with eggs and need to peddle a few. I love Farm Fresh Eggs!

Sally Crowe said...

Love that shot of the moon! I know nada about chickens or guineas so can't help you there.

Have a good weekend with the guys!

xoxo

Messy Musings said...

First time for everything... have now been officially blog-mooned!!
Sorry, I know nothing about guineas - nor chickens for that matter (other than when grandma sent me out to gather eggs, they were scary feisty!!).

Mary said...

Yes! Read Night Strangers and loved, loved, loved it. I was glued, but you're also correct that it's indeed Creepy with a capital 'C'. :)

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Ha! I can handle that kind of mooning!

I read The Night Strangers - that was with the pilot and the, uh, neighbor ladies, right? Creepy story!!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

no i actually have never been mooned. that would be too hilarious!!! ha. ha!! ( :

Nancy Claeys said...

Chickens, guineas -- get both! Only, don't keep them together during mating season. Or your chickens won't have any tail feathers.

Just sayin'. ;)

Thank you for sharing at R5F this week dear. xo

troutbirder said...

My grandchildren are raising chickens for 4H. Now as a visiting summer youth on my dads cousins farm I "helped" clean chicken crops. The smell of amonia brings back bad memories...:)

Emily Sovich said...

Oooh, cloud watching from the couch! You have a gorgeous view.!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Nice view of the moon. I would get more chickens if it were me. I was just telling my hubby I wanted to get a few chicks this spring. I have missed all the fresh eggs my girls laid.
The look on my hubby's face told me it was not in his plans though.

mail4rosey said...

I haven't had either type of pet, so I can't offer advice. They both sound fun though.

I like those windows!

Lin said...

Don't know a thing about chickens or guineas--we live in the city. I can tell you all about idiot neighbors though.

Chatty Crone said...

I've been mooned! sandie

Berto Garcia said...

Ohh que bonita la luna Saludos

Sandy said...

I had 2 guineas once. I liked them but my neighbors didn't like them so much. They are very, very, very noisy! The good thing is that they are like watch dogs too and if strangers (human or animal) come near they will make a bunch of noise.

Marie said...

Great shot! Love that you have a trapezoid window to catch a view like this! Guineas...have you ever been around them? They make the most horrible loud noises! I'd get more chickens and maybe a big guard dog! :-)