Sunday, February 24, 2013

Our Weekend...

Started off with some first aid, chicken style.

Friday morning when I let the girls out, Betty walked out of the coop with her comb bleeding and Dixie right behind her with a blood soaked beak.  Dixie is my Americauna and she is no doubt the flocks bully.
Dixie is now friends with Pinless Peepers. I've actually tried them on her before but they didn't stay on. The idea is to obscure her downward vision making it harder to peck at her sisters but doesn't hurt or interfere with her daily life otherwise. Determined to calm things down I tried again and BAM... it worked.  These babies are awesome!
  The flock is calmer now and Betty is on the road to healing peck free.
This weekend there was a short trail ride with Monkey. Thank you J for letting her ride Z. He was a perfect gentleman.

Did you know that Friday was national margarita day? I didn't.

Monkey and I found out when we visited old town San Diego. This was another new place for us and really neat. We had a late lunch at the Coyote Cafe,  this restaurant was featured on Food Network for their fried ice cream.
    We didn't like it at all....only kidding, it was amazing and we inhaled it! 
Of course because it was Nat'l Margi day I had a pomegranate one and Monkey a strawberry without alcohol. I hope to go back with the music man one day, there was so much more to do but we had to move on...

I was hoping to get to the waters edge before sunset.
I had heard about this boat and wanted to grab a shot of it. Built in 1863 the Star of India is part of the Maritime Museum.

The music man had a couple shows, I went to one last night and didn't get home until wayyy past my bedtime. I'm tired and moving a bit slow today, this girl needs sleep. Seriously, I cannot function without it.

There was also time spent with dear friends, time in the garden and now some much needed quiet time with knitting needles in hand and the music man and Jackson Brown Dog by my side.

How was your weekend?


  1. My weekend was pretty good. Husband was out of town, and I had a sleepover with my grandma and her cute little dog on Sunday night :) We watched the Oscars and her commentary was hilarious!

    Eeeek, poor Betty! Isn't it crazy how much their combs bleed when they get pecked? I've heard lots of success stories with the pinless peepers, so I'm glad they worked for you. I've never had to use them, but it's good to know just in case I need to someday.

    Sounds like you had a packed, but fun weekend. That boat looks really cool!

    1. Sounds like it was a great weekend, how fun to watch the Oscar with your Grandma. Love that!

      My flock is pretty mellow and very friendly even Dixie but she definitely bullies the girls. This time the peeper is staying on her and i'll leave it for a while. Hopefully you won't need them but if you, thankfully they work.

      Happy Tuesday buddy!

  2. Chickens, horses, food, margaritas and really cool-looking boats - this is my kinda of place! Traipsing over from your comment left at my blog, Hope Farms, thanks for stopping by! I'm your newest follower, now, too!

    We follow a lot of the same blogs; you have great taste!

    Be well, and happy Tuesday!

    love, the farmhousewife of Hope Farms.

    p.s. if you have a minute, check out my other blog (random, field-mouse-like musings...)

    1. Hi Sheila
      Welcome, I just emailed you via Google and said the same thing. So funny! We do seem to have so much in common. Good taste I see, right down to our "follower" list. I am looking forward to visiting your space often. I'll check out your other as well.

      Have a great day!

  3. I shoveled snow and snow drifts ALL day on Sunday - even out in the barnyard! Glad those pinless peepers calmed Dixie down in a hurry - they work great for my flock too.

    And yes, I DID know it was Nat'l Margarita day on Friday - we celebrated it all weekend too. Here's my favorite marg recipe...

    Have a great week!

    1. Hi Joan,
      Shoot, that is a lot of shoveling! Just think about all those muscles your building haha. This Margi recipe looks like another one of your recommendations i'll be trying out. Loved her description of how strong they are too "lampshade" had me laugh out loud. Too funny. Tell Doink hi for me :)

      Happy Tuesday Joan and thanks for visiting,

  4. Pinless Peepers? Never heard of them! But it certainly sounds like a useful thing to keep on hand.

    1. Hi Leigh
      Yes check them out, they are good to have on hand if you an aggressive bird.