Dogwood Days

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My what big ears you have...

When I approached the shed door that contains wood shavings I use for the chicken coop I heard a strange noise.  I opened the door to find a teeny tiny little possum!  He was calling out for his mom (I thought oh great)  Dan placed him in a basket and called our vet's office, who referred us to a wildlife rescue/rehab.  Believe it or not there were several people near and far to take this little guy to.  They told us that Possums were prehistoric animals that did not carry rabies, what to feed him (warm watered down plain yogurt with an eye dropper).  After his meal, we packed him up and  drove to Townsend (by the Nat'l Park) met Lisa, director of Smoky  Mountain Native Wildlife Center.  She told us he probably fell off his mom's back.  She would put him with other little ones his age and care for him until he could be released.  She placed him into a cozy little flannel pouch and off they went.  She also mentioned that generally he may bave 10 other brothers and sisters to look out for ....

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Lenten Roses

During the season of Lent and Easter our Lenten Roses, never fail to pop up even in the snow!  It is a sign that spring is on the way.  The Lenten Roses (Hellebores) are not actually a rose , but in the buttercup family of plants.  Ours originally were given to us by gardener/quilter friend Sue in Atlanta, then replanted when we moved to Turtle Creek....they have survived inspite of me, multiplied and we have added lime-green and white ones; there is even a purple almost black available now.

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And the Winner is....

The 2012 Third Annual Egg Count Contest winner is (drum roll please...)

MAYA AND NYOKO who entered: 2,482 and the actual amount the girls laid in 2012 was: 2,348

Very close indeed, as were so many of the emails and comment section entries --- The Girls and I thank everyone.  If you leave close by, stop in for a dozen eggs.  The prize this year was a wool embellished chicken (which I am assuming will be come a dog toy, since Nyoko is a dog with great math skills).

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Egg Count Contest!!


Sharpen your pencils, get out that calculator again, the Annual Egg Count Contest is here !  The girls, 17 of them, have been quite busy this past year. 

If you can guess how many eggs were laid from January thru December you will win a surprise Grand Prize:  as you might expect the prize will have a  "Fowl" theme!

Just enter your guess via the comment section of the Blog (or email if you prefer).

Entries must be submitted by February 8, 2013……a winner will be selected by the number closest to the actual count.   Only entries from U.S.A. accepted, as prize will be mailed. 

We keep a daily count every single egg laid, even the ones I dropped! 
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