Wednesday, December 30, 2020

We're doomed! We're doomed, I tell 'ya!!!!




 Boston Dynamics released a video showing off its collection of robots dancing!


Today's funny :o)










These two fellas come every morning to eat the bird seed....


 They sure are fun to watch! Hubby always runs for the thunder stick, but they know the sound of the click and scamper away!


 Kitty-kat is getting big!





 Had snow showers AGAIN!



 Treats for the gang! Warm oatmeal, raisins, rice and chicken feed all mixed in together - they love it!


And it was all gone in less than five minutes!





Monday, December 28, 2020

Surfing the webs....

 ... and I found this site:


87.2K subscribers

I am totally hooked......


Today's funny :o)


          1. The fattest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference.
He acquired his size from too much pi.
2. I thought I saw an eye-doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out
to be an optical Aleutian.
3. She was only a whisky-maker, but he loved her still.
4. A rubber-band pistol was confiscated from an algebra class, because
it was a weapon of math disruption.
5. No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.
6. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.
7. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum
8. Two silk worms had a race.  They ended up in a tie.
9. A hole has been found in the nudist-camp wall.  The police are looking
into it.
10. Time flies like an arrow.  Fruit flies like a banana.
11. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
12. Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway.  One hat said to
the other:  'You stay here; I'll go on a head.'
13. I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger.  Then it hit me.
14. A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said:  'Keep off the Grass.'
15. The midget fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium
at large.
16. The soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a
seasoned veteran.
17. A backward poet writes inverse.
18. In a democracy it's your vote that counts.  In feudalism it's your
count that votes.
19. When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.
20. If you jumped off the bridge in Paris, you'd be in Seine.
21. A vulture carrying two dead raccoons boards an airplane.  The
stewardess looks at him and says,'I'm sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per passenger.'
22. Two fish swim into a concrete wall.  One turns to the other and says,
23. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in
the craft.  Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't
have your kayak and heat it too.
24. Two hydrogen atoms meet.  One says, 'I've lost my electron.'  The
other says, 'Are you sure?'  The first replies, 'Yes, I'm positive.'
25. Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a
root-canal?  His goal:  transcend dental medication.
26. There was the person who sent ten puns to friends, with the hope
that at least one of the puns would make them laugh.  No pun in ten did.


What a difference a day makes....

 Christmas Eve morning....

Christmas day:

The rain washed away all the snow!

                                                                     Yesterday's sunrise...

.... and the temperature!

How we protected the tree from the kitty-kat:

A favorite ornament:

The gang is happy all the snow is gone (for now)!


Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry, Merry Christmas!




 The gifts I’d leave beneath your tree,
Aren’t those that you can touch or see,
No toys meant just for pointless play,
But gifts to bless you every day.
The gift of friendship warm and true,
Is one that I would leave for you.
Good health and happiness and cheer
To keep you smiling through the year.
The gift of peace that comes from God,
With prayer to guide each path you trod.
And when your heart has lost its song
The gift of hope to cheer you on.
These are the gifts I’d leave for you!

 Author: Kay Hoffman

 Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year!

Love from:

Chickenmom, Hubby, Benji, the girls and the kitty-kat





Wednesday, December 23, 2020




Today's funny :o)



(It's true....)




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 Still cold in Coopville:



 Simba watching....

 ..... this:


The girls and blabber-mouth:

Anyone need some snow?

Neighbor tractor got stuck!

Damn deer (again):

One of them has an injured leg - but it still get around pretty good:

Supposed to warm up a wee bit today - 'hope the sun comes out and melts some of this snow!


Monday, December 21, 2020

Can't forget our feathered and furry friends!






Today's funny :o)





Not much....

 .... going on in Coopville!





It's been very cold and Benji and the girls only come out of the coop to eat and then they go back inside. They will NOT walk on the snow!

Only the wild birds come out to eat and play:

The kitty-kat loves to sit and watch them!


Friday, December 18, 2020

Friday Night Steam

 Tonight, we're going 'across the Pond'!

Put your feet up, grab a cold one (or a cuppa) and enjoy! 

Flying Scotsman
Kentford - 60103 climbing towards Minehead.JPG
Flying Scotsman on the West Somerset Railway on 11 September 2017 in BR green livery with prominent German-style smoke deflectors and double chimney.

Type and origin
Power typeSteam
DesignerNigel Gresley
BuilderDoncaster Works
Build dateFebruary 1923 Edit this at Wikidata

 • Whyte4-6-2
Gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Driver dia.80 in (2,032 mm) diameter
Length70 ft (21.34 m)
Height13 ft (3.96 m)
Loco weight96.25 long tons (97.79 t; 107.80 short tons)

Performance figures
Tractive effort
  • as built: 29,835 lbf (132.71 kN)
  • as A3: 32,910 lbf (146.39 kN)

OperatorsLondon and North Eastern Railway, British Railways
  • 1472 (to February 1924)
  • 4472 (February 1924 – January 1946)
  • 502 (January–May 1946)
  • 103 (May 1946–December 1948)
  • 60103 (December 1948 on)
Official nameFlying Scotsman
Retired15 January 1963
Restored1968, 1996, 2016
Current ownerNational Railway Museum


Today's funny :o)




The storm

Wednesday night:

Yesterday morning - Hubby was kind enough to let the gang out while I stayed in my PJ's:

Got plenty of the white stuff!

The snow really piled up in back of the pen:

Snow blowing the front driveway:

And a beautiful sunset:


Wednesday, December 16, 2020

If you love boids...



.... you are going to love this one!

A BIG h/t to Donna for sending!!!!


Today's funny :o)

 H/T to Glenn H.!


Yesterday morning.....

 ..... crunch, crunch, crunch:

It WAS a beautiful morning!

Tracks in the snow:

Oops! Something got this little bunny!

The crunchy snow:

Treats for the gang!

Getting ready for the big snow storm today!!!!


Monday, December 14, 2020

Remember these????



 I still have mine!  LOL!!!!!!








Today's funny :o)

H/T to BW for sending!!!






The weekend



 .... lot and lots of  fog




and some rain:


 The neighbor's reindeer:


Local weather guru said we will get two snow storms this week, so we put the plastic  'shades' up on the pen. It looks horrible, but they will keep the pen dry:

The gang getting their oatmeal treat yesterday afternoon:

Supposed to be getting a major snowfall on Wednesday - hope our krappy internet

 service doesn't go down again!


Friday, December 11, 2020

Friday Night Steam

 A different view of Big Boy!

Big Boy No. 4014

Twenty-five Big Boys were built exclusively for Union Pacific Railroad, the first of which was delivered in 1941. The locomotives were 132 feet long and weighed 1.2 million pounds. Because of their great length, the frames of the Big Boys were "hinged," or articulated, to allow them to negotiate curves. They had a 4-8-8-4 wheel arrangement, which meant they had four wheels on the leading set of "pilot" wheels which guided the engine, eight drivers, another set of eight drivers, and four wheels following which supported the rear of the locomotive. The massive engines normally operated between Ogden, Utah, and Cheyenne, Wyo.

There are seven Big Boys on public display in various cities around the country. They can be found in St. Louis, Missouri; Dallas, Texas; Omaha, Nebraska; Denver, Colorado; Scranton, Pennsylvania; Green Bay, Wisconsin; and Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Big Boy No. 4014 was delivered to Union Pacific in December 1941. The locomotive was retired in December 1961, having traveled 1,031,205 miles in its 20 years in service.  Union Pacific reacquired No. 4014 from the RailGiants Museum in Pomona, California, in 2013, and relocated it back to Cheyenne to begin a multi-year restoration process. It returned to service in May 2019 to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad's Completion.

Vital Statistics

Tender Type: 14-wheeled
Water Capacity: 25,000 gallons
Fuel: Coal**
56,000 lbs.
Gauge of Track: 4 ft. 8-1/2 in.
Cylinder: Diameter: 23 3/4 in.
Stroke: 32 in.
Driving Wheel Diameter: 68 in.
Boiler: Outside Diameter: 106 9/16 in.
Pressure: 300 lbs.
Fire Box: Length: 235 1/32 in.
Width: 96 3/16 in.
Tubes: 2-1/4 in. Diameter: 75 x 22 ft. 0 in.
4 in. Diameter: 184
Wheel Base: Driving: 47 ft. 3 in.
Engine: 72 ft. 5 1/2 in.
Engine & Tender: 132 ft. 9 7/8 in.
Weight in Working Order,
Leading:   97,000
Driving:    540,000
Trailing:   125,000
Engine:    762,000
Tender:    427,500
Evaporating Surfaces,
Square Feet:
Tubes: 967
Flues: 4,218
Fire Box: 593
Circulators: 111
Total: 5,889
Superheating Surface,
Square Feet:
Grate Area: 150
Maximum Tractive Power: 135,375 lbs.
Factor of Adhesion:4.00

Dare to compare ...

How does No. 4014 compare to a diesel locomotive ... or a Boeing 747? Take a look!