Wednesday, February 27, 2008

My Stalker...

If you are on my mailing list or visit my blog, you have been introduced to Tweedle Dum, hatched by one of my hens, not a turkey hen, but a chicken, then let loose when he was only a couple months old. He never really left, roosting in the trees at night and flying back down to the chicken pen in the mornings. He will be 4 years old this summer. We are nearly surrounded by woods, not another house in sight, but he will not venture into the unknown, even when he hears another tom gobbling or a hen calling. Lately, he's been stalking my daughter and I when we go outside. I can see him following me out of the corner of my eye and when I stop and turn to look at him, he stops too, silly boy! This morning, when I went out to feed the chickens, instead of staying with them as usual, he followed me back to the basement door, and kept pacing back and forth, waiting for me to come back out.... I think not. He has changed in the last few weeks, and though he would come within a couple of feet before, now he is acting as if to challenge someone or something. Someone please tell him he'd better go back to being the sweet, timid thing he was, or someone will be having turkey and dressing for Easter!

We finally got snow last night and this morning! I know some of you are ready for spring, but I was so excited to see the snow falling.

Don't forget to check our online market on March 1st for lots of wonderful handmade primitive and whimsical wares.

Lana of Honeysuckle Lane


Suzanne said...

Oh Goodness Lana! He is definitely a struttin' stalker! :) So glad you got your snow for the season...before spring came!

SweetAnnee said...

Oh..what a great vidoe!!
and glad you have snow
but WE have had ENOUGH already!!

a great post!!

craftyhala said...

He probably feels like he's your pet. My mother-in-law had one who followed her around like a dog and he just liked being with her. He never attacked, just stayed close to the house and ate with the chickens.
Fun video.

Trudy Honeycutt ~ Folk Artist said...

Oh my! Mr. Stalker reminds me of an old bird my mother had many years ago!! Love your blog!! Sincerely, Trudy

Joelle said...

ohhh how wonderful!
your so lucky to have a little visitor like him.I bet your place is just beautiful! I miss the snow. we were in the snow belt on Lake Erie.we drove through in Sc.they shut down everything when you get a few flurries/flakes : )
Thanks for sharing the video.
Enjoy your surroundings!
Joelle XO

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Oh this just cracked me up!

Stopping by to let you know oyur squares mailed in for our Pink Artist doll have arrived. THANK YOU! Love the fabric choices and coming here to visit more thoroughly on your blog I discovered these lil beauties are tru reflections of your muse! PERFECT! :) You can stop by to visit your squares anytime, they are dancing through our parade (page 3). I'm thinking of taking a week of to get ahuge head start on our doll... thanks for your support & participation inthis group. Rock on, Monica :)