Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Surrounded by fiber and feathers

The upstairs bonus room in our house is my graphics office, internet cafe, fiber and spinning haven - and aviary. Here resides Emma, my 18-year-old peach-faced lovebird. After a undetermined health crisis over a year ago, she continues to do okay most of the time. Periodically, though, she seems to lose her equilibrium completely, which is quite distressing to both of us.

The chicks are also living up here, in a big box under the lamp on my desk until the Chicken Palace is done and they are bigger. The other day when I peeked in on them they were laying there like four limp noodles!

That's it for now at . . .

6 comments:

Kathy said...

Emma's looking good, Michelle. Poor Girl! I know just how she feels. ;)

And the chicks will be getting bigger and bigger and stinkier and stinkier. LOL! I was glad I had mine in the basement or barn. :)

knitmd said...

You have quite the menagerie going there! I love reading your animal stories!

Sharon said...

I can't believe how many animals you have and how varied they are. I'm not surprised that you're married to a vet. Collectively, you two have a menagerie!

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Oh, come on; a few horses, sheep, and chickens, plus a dog, cat and lovebird do not a menagerie make! :-)

Texan Will Travel said...

Yes, but if you add in all the deer I think you could qualify for the menagerie. :)

Lauren said...

I remember when we first got chicks how I would poke the sleeping ones, sure that they had died (because they sleep like the dead). I don't think they appreciated it but it gave me peace of mind.

And by the way, you, Michelle McMillen do not have menagerie. I have seen a menagerie (right here at home) and yours does not qualify ;-). Maybe after the lambs arrive and you add some more dogs, a few ducks, and a lot more chickens. Goats would be nice as well! (Be sure and pat Rick on the back; I'm sure he's choking.)