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Jun 9, 2014

New Feathered Fowl, "Automatic" Song, Chicks And A Dust Bath



New Feathered Fowl-
When I was shopping I found these cute little guys! Out in the pond they went :)





"Automatic" Song- By Miranda Lambert

I really like this song, and I'm old enough to get most of the references :)


Quarter in a payphone, Drying laundry on the line
Watching Sun Tea in the window,Pocket watch tellin' time
Seems like only yesterday I'd get a blank cassette
Record the country countdown 'cause I couldn't buy it yet

If we drove all the way to Dallas just to buy an Easter dress
We’d take along a Rand McNally, stand in line to pay for gas
God knows that shifting gears ain’t what it used to be
I learned to drive that 55 just like a queen, three on a tree

Hey, whatever happened to waitin' your turn
Doing it all by hand, 'Cause when everything is handed to you
It's only worth as much as the time put in, 
It all just seemed so good the way we had it
Back before everything became automatic

If you had something to say, You'd write it on a piece of paper
Then you'd put a stamp on it, And they'd get it three days later
Boys would call the girls, And girls would turn them down
Staying married was the only way to work your problems out

Hey, whatever happened to waitin' your turn
Doing it all by hand, 'Cause when everything is handed to you
It's only worth as much as the time put in
It all just seemed so good the way we had it
Back before everything became automatic, automatic

Let's pull the windows down,Windows with the cranks
Come on let's take a picture, The kind you gotta shake

Hey, whatever happened to waitin' your turn
Doing it all by hand, 'Cause when everything is handed to you
It's only worth as much as the time put in
It all just seemed so good the way we had it
Back before everything became, automatic


Chicks-
There's nothing cuter than a chick trying to take a dust bath in turf! I had the brilliant idea to take my 
leftover rain barrel lid and fill it with nice, dry garden soil. I put it in and watched- they all stood there 
chirping! "What's that?" "I don't know, but I'm not going near it." Finally the girls, Fiona and the Rosie, 
went up and started pecking. Hopefully a proper dust bath will soon happen!


What's in here?
                            
Hmmmm...
Girls are getting big! 1 more week and then out full time, since they've been in just at night...




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