Category Archives: chickens

What! There is a Rooster in the Hen House!

DSC_0089

Hey there,

Check it out, the girls now have a Rooster in their coop.  They don’t realize it, because he is only a few months old.  He is not crowing yet but, there is no mistaking those tail feathers or his size.  He is larger than all of the hens already.  He is a Buff Orpington an quite handsome.

DSC_0003-1

This is a picture of him and Goldie, his hatching momma just a few months ago.  They grow so fast!

I’ve been calling him Buddy because I’ve yet to come up with a name for him.  So, I thought maybe you could help me out.  What do you say?  Can you suggest a name or two?  He will be our one and only rooster so I want it to be a very special name.

Until my next post. . . . . . .  .

Huge Hugs!

*****************************************************************

Get the Whole Month Worth of Tutorials Free, 12 in all!  Plus, earn tokens towards a free stamp set.

Place a $50 merchandise order between October 1, 2015 and October 31, 2015 and receive the entire month of tutorials (at least 12) free of charge via e-mail.

You will receive all of the project tutorials for the month of October as they are created.  You will also receive 1 virtual token from me for each $50 in merchandise purchased with your order.  Collect 10 tokens and receive a free stamp set of your choice up to a $30 value.   Now, that’s the way to get some bang for your buck!

Free tutorials are an exclusive perk for my valued Stampin’ Up! customers and down line.

DSC_0079_edited-2  DSC_0225_edited-2  DSC_0086_edited-2  DSC_0078_edited-2DSC_0054_edited-2DSC_0060_edited-2DSC_0090_edited-2DSC_0086_edited-2DSC_0028_edited-2  DSC_0088_edited-2

THE FIRST 10 TUTORIALS FOR THIS MONTH.  2 MORE TO COME!

PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE:    BV3S3FYF   When placing your order.   (DO NOT USE IF MERCHANDISE ORDERED IS OVER $150)

Screen Shot 2015-10-02 at 9.11.19 AM copyIf you wish to receive the tutorials please do not click the “no contact” box when placing your order. 

*****************************************************************

IF YOU WISH TO PURCHASE THIS MONTH’S SINGLE TUTORIALS OR THIS MONTH’S TUTORIAL PACKAGE CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

*******************************************************************

Stampin’ Up! Specials Happening Now!

Screen Shot 2015-10-27 at 10.57.53 AM copy

*************************************************************

The spectacular Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is here!    It’s time to make those Holidays special.

Click Here to View a PDF of the New Holiday Catalog

New Deals and a Chicken Update

Screen Shot 2015-08-25 at 7.35.28 AM copy

CHECK OUT THE LATEST BATCH OF STAMPIN’ UP! WEEKLY DEALS IN MY ON-LINE STORE.  DISCOUNTED PRICES ON THIS WEEK’S DEALS END AUGUST 31st. 

Note:  Deal prices are only good while supplies last.  Hurry and get them now!

************************************************************

On Another note. . . . .

DSC_0013_edited-2

 

This is Lily all caged up.  She has gone broody and wants to sit on the nest and hatch eggs.  When a chicken gets like this there is no keeping her off of the nest and they quit laying eggs.  They also get a bit of a nasty temperament.  See how puffed up she is.  Some chickens will stay like this for months unless you break them, which I am attempting to do by caging her up away from the coop and the nesting boxes.

I don’t need anymore chickens this year so this is my solution to get her back to normal and laying eggs again.

DSC_0004_edited-2

 

Of course, all the other girls have to check out her place, even a couple of the chicks on the right are wondering what the heck is going on.  Even though poor Lily is in confinement she has lots of company.  The flock is standing by her side in solidarity.

So that’s what’s happening at the coop.

Have a fabulous day!

Until my next post. . . . . . .  .

Huge Hugs!

*****************************************************************

Oh My, Get a Whole Month Worth of Tutorials Free!

Place a $50 merchandise order between August 1, 2015 and August 31, 2015 and receive the entire month of tutorials (at least 12) free of charge via e-mail.

You will receive all of the projects pictured below and they will keep coming until August 31st.  You will also receive 1 virtual token from me for each $50 in merchandise purchased with your order.  Collect 10 tokens and receive a free stamp set of your choice up to a $30 value.   Now, that’s the way to get some bang for your buck!
Free tutorials are an exclusive perk for my valued Stampin’ Up! customers and down line.

DSC_0001_edited-1  DSC_0022_edited-2  DSC_0023_edited-2  DSC_0031_edited-2   DSC_0032_edited-2   DSC_0026_edited-1  DSC_0027_edited-2  DSC_0028_edited-2  DSC_0037_edited-2  DSC_00233_edited-1 PLUS 2 MORE TO COME.

PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE:  BAN9W7RS     (DO NOT USE IF MERCHANDISE ORDERED IS OVER $150)

If you wish to receive the tutorials please do not click the “no contact” box when placing your order. ************************************************************

Shop my online store now CLICK HERE *

Please note that this Free Stamps with Tokens Rewards Program  and free tutorials offer are being offered by me, Michelle Zindorf only, and not Stampin’ Up!

*******************************************************************

IF YOU WISH TO PURCHASE THIS MONTH’S SINGLE TUTORIALS OR THIS MONTH’S TUTORIAL PACKAGE CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

******************************************************************

DSC_0002_edited-1

Get Your Own Copy of Stampin’ Up!’s 2015 Holiday Catalog.

This Holiday Catalog will be live on September 1, and it is really amazing!  There are so many wonderful, new products to choose from for the holidays.

I have mailed out Holiday Catalogs to all my current, active customers.   If you don’t currently work with a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and want to be my customer, I’m happy to mail you a copy of this awesome catalog.  Please email me at mzindorf@aim.com.   This is one catalog you will not want to miss, I promise.

*******************************************************************

Stampin’ Up! Specials Happening Now!

********************************************************************

1/2 off Paper Pumpkin!

Screen Shot 2015-07-29 at 3.06.16 PM
Screen Shot 2015-07-29 at 2.45.34 PM

Paper Pumpkin is one of my very favorite Stampin’ Up! products. Each month you’ll receive an orange box with darling curated projects—sometimes cards, sometimes gift packaging, sometimes both!—that you can complete in less than an hour. All supplies and instructions included.  I’m always delighted at the projects I have received each month. When that orange box shows up in my mailbox I get so excited.  :)

I hope you’ll give Paper Pumpkin a try and enjoy this fabulous get-started special at the same time. Just go to PaperPumpkin.com and enter HALFOFF as the promo code and choose me as your demonstrator!  Thank you!

 

Cucumber Cool Down – Chicken Update

DSC_0006_edited-1

 

It’s been so hot here lately, which is awful for us but we can escape to air conditioning or sit in front of a fan etc. to cool off.  What about the outside animals/birds.   Well my spoiled girls get ice cold excess veggies to help cool them off.

DSC_0001_edited-1

 

We sure grow enough veggies to share with the girls.  Today we had excess cucumbers.  I get them good and cold by putting them in the freezer for just a bit.

DSC_0003_edited-1

Then they get to eat those chilly cucumbers under the shade tree.  The chicks seem to enjoy them as well.

So that is what is happening here. . . .

******************************************************************

Have a terrific weekend!

Until my next post. . . . . . .  .

Huge Hugs!

*******************************************************************

A Whole Month Worth of Tutorials Free!

Place a $50 merchandise order between August 1, 2015 and August 31, 2015 and receive the entire month of tutorials (at least 12) free of charge via e-mail.

You will also receive 1 virtual token from me for each $50 in merchandise purchased with your order.  Collect 10 tokens and receive a free stamp set of your choice up to a $30 value.   Now, that’s the way to get some bang for your buck!
Free tutorials are an exclusive perk for my valued Stampin’
Up! customers and down line.
PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE:  43S7JGRD     (DO NOT USE IF MERCHANDISE ORDERED IS OVER $150)

If you wish to receive the tutorials please do not click the “no contact” box when placing your order. ************************************************************

Shop my online store now CLICK HERE *

Please note that this Free Stamps with Tokens Rewards Program  and free tutorials offer are being offered by me, Michelle Zindorf only, and not Stampin’ Up!
If you have any questions, please let me know.

*******************************************************************

IF YOU WISH TO PURCHASE THIS MONTH’S SINGLE TUTORIALS OR THIS MONTH’S TUTORIAL PACKAGE CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

*******************************************************************

Stampin’ Up! Specials Happening Now!

********************************************************************

1/2 off Paper Pumpkin!

Screen Shot 2015-07-29 at 3.06.16 PM
Screen Shot 2015-07-29 at 2.45.34 PM

Paper Pumpkin is one of my very favorite Stampin’ Up! products. Each month you’ll receive an orange box with darling curated projects—sometimes cards, sometimes gift packaging, sometimes both!—that you can complete in less than an hour. All supplies and instructions included.  I’m always delighted at the projects I have received each month. When that orange box shows up in my mailbox I get so excited.  :)

I hope you’ll give Paper Pumpkin a try and enjoy this fabulous get-started special at the same time. Just go to PaperPumpkin.com and enter HALFOFF as the promo code and choose me as your demonstrator!  Thank you!

*******************************************************************

 I would be amiss if I didn’t tell you that Stampin’ Up! is adding more and more great products to the clearance rack this month at up to a 60% discount.  Only available while supplies last. Be sure to check it out when placing your order!

***************************************************************************

Screen Shot 2015-07-29 at 3.32.19 PM

CHECK OUT THE LATEST BATCH OF STAMPIN’ UP! WEEKLY DEALS IN MY ON-LINE STORE.  DISCOUNTED PRICES ON THIS WEEK’S DEALS END JULY 31 ST. 

Note:  Deal prices are only good while supplies last.  Hurry and get them now!

Convention and a Chick Update – Wow! They are Growing

DSC_0002_edited-2

Hi All,

Well I’m back from convention.  I had a wonderful time as always, learned a ton, seen a ton of new stuff too.  I’m back with great ideas and I cannot wait to share them with you, but first I must play the catch up game.  So, since I’ve no time to stamp at the moment I thought you would enjoy seeing how Momma Goldie and the chicks are doing.

I found them resting peacefully under a tree this afternoon. The chicks are now a month old.  The little black one is a bit camera shy.  Actually, it’s a bit afraid of the human that is holding the camera, lol.  These chicks will think of me differently since I did not hand raise them like I have all the others. I’ll win them over later with treats, lol.

DSC_0006_edited-2

 

When I approach them to get some pictures all of nosy girls followed me to see what was up and disturbed their peaceful scene.

DSC_0010_edited-2

I put a little bit of cracked corn down for the girls and the babies got right in the mix trying to get them some too.

DSC_0014_edited-2

They are really getting along well.  Their Momma sees to that!  I have witnessed in horror as one unlucky chicken got a bit too close to one of the chicks and the next thing I know Goldie is standing on the hens back pulling out feathers.  Yep, that only need happen once and everyone gets the idea that she is not playing around.

It is extremely funny that Motherhood brings out such aggression when our offspring are being threatened.  Goldie has always been at the bottom of the pecking order but as a mother she is feared and respected.

I will need to think up names for the chicks but I first want to see if they are Roosters or Hens and that will not happen for about 6 more weeks.

********************************************************************
Michelle Furl Zindorf's photo.

Before I sign off today, I want to thank each and everyone of my customers and my team.  On awards night at Convention I found out that I made FOUNDER’S CIRCLE for the fifth time, which means I am in the top 100 of the company out of over 40,000 demonstrators.  It blows my mind!  I do know that I couldn’t do it without you!  Thank you for being so loyal my friends.  I love you!

See that big flower in the photo, they were everywhere at convention.  I wanted them but I just could not figure out how to smuggle them out, lol.  They would have been awesome in my office though.  :)  Darn, I will have to think of a way to make them.

I will be back tomorrow with a fun project after I get a few things caught up and some much needed rest tonight, lol.

May your day be extra special!

Until my next post. . . . . . .  .

Huge Hugs!
 *************************************************

A Whole Month Worth of Tutorials Free!

Place a $50 merchandise order between July 1, 2015 and July 31, 2015 and receive the entire month of tutorials (at least 12) free of charge via e-mail.

You will receive all of the projects pictured below and they will keep coming until July 31st.  You will also receive 1 virtual token from me for each $50 in merchandise purchased with your order.  Collect 10 tokens and receive a free stamp set of your choice up to a $30 value.   Now, that’s the way to get some bang for your buck!

Free tutorials are an exclusive perk for my valued Stampin’ Up! customers and down line.
  DSC_0022  DSC_0030  DSC_0033_edited-1  DSC_0026_edited-1 DSC_0027_edited-1  DSC_0027_edited-1  DSC_0030_edited-1  DSC_0033_edited-1  DSC_0020_edited-2
PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE:  43S7JGRD     (DO NOT USE IF MERCHANDISE ORDERED IS OVER $150)

If you wish to receive the tutorials please do not click the “no contact” box when placing your order. ************************************************************

Shop my online store now CLICK HERE *

Please note that this Free Stamps with Tokens Rewards Program  and free tutorials offer are being offered by me, Michelle Zindorf only, and not Stampin’ Up!
If you have any questions, please let me know.

*******************************************************************

If you wish to purchase this month’s single tutorials or this month’s tutorial package CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

*******************************************************************

 I would be amiss if I didn’t tell you that Stampin’ Up! is adding more and more great products to the clearance rack this month at up to a 60% discount.  Only available while supplies last. Be sure to check it out when placing your order!

***************************************************************************

CHECK OUT THE LATEST BATCH OF STAMPIN’ UP! WEEKLY DEALS IN MY ON-LINE STORE.  DISCOUNTED PRICES ON THIS WEEK’S DEALS END JULY 20TH. 

Note:  Deal prices are only good while supplies last.  Hurry and get them now!

July is Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack Month, Plus A Chick Update

 I would be amiss if I didn’t tell you that Stampin’ Up! is adding more and more great products to the clearance rack this month at up to a 60% discount.  Only available while supplies last. Be sure to check it out when placing your order!

*************************************************************************

On Another Note. . . . .

DSC_0007a_edited-2

Goldie has been an amazing momma. We ended up with 3 chicks out of 6 eggs.  1 Barred Rock, 1 Buff Orpington and one Easter Egger.  Time will tell if they are hens or roosters.  They are now 10 days old and getting bigger by the minute.

DSC_0014a_edited-2

But Goldie is such a good momma she providers her little ones with a feathered bed when they want it, lol.   Those chicks love laying on her back.

DSC_0005a_edited-2

She has been showing the chicks all the secluded areas around the chicken run.  Today it was raining a little bit of drizzle but they were out anyway.

DSC_0003a_edited-2

On their outing today there was a scary moment when Momma and two chicks were on one side of the chicken run fence and one of the chicks for some reason was on the other.  That chick is super fast, let me tell you!  I had to catch it and take it out to Momma.  I felt like Rocky in the First Rocky film when his trainer had him catch a chicken as part of his training.  Pretty sure I didn’t look like Rocky while doing it, lol.

Anyhow I got them all back together and they are all doing great!

**************************************************************************

I hope your day is great as well.

Until my next post. . . . . . .  .

Huge Hugs!

*************************************************

A Whole Month Worth of Tutorials Free!

Place a $50 merchandise order between July 1, 2015 and July 31, 2015 and receive the entire month of tutorials (at least 12) free of charge via e-mail.

You will receive all of the projects pictured below and they will keep coming until July 31st.  You will also receive 1 virtual token from me for each $50 in merchandise purchased with your order.  Collect 10 tokens and receive a free stamp set of your choice up to a $30 value.   Now, that’s the way to get some bang for your buck!
Free tutorials are an exclusive perk for my valued Stampin’ Up! customers and down line.
  DSC_0022  DSC_0030

10 MORE TUTORIALS TO COME THIS MONTH.

 PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE:  HAG3GC7S     (DO NOT USE IF MERCHANDISE ORDER IS OVER $150)

************************************************************

Shop my online store now CLICK HERE *

***************************************************************************

Chicks! – Chicken Update

DSC_0008-1

 

Yesterday was so egg-citing, Goldie’s chicks started to hatch.  She has 3 little ones peeping under her.

It’s extremely hard to get photos of the chicks without disturbing the nest.  I was excited when this little one came out from under her momma for a quick photo or two.

DSC_0003-1

 

It wasn’t long before Goldie went to protect her precious chick by covering her up with her neck.

DSC_0006-1

 

I was able to spy 2 little yellow chicks and one black one.  There are two eggs left as of this morning.  I’m hoping they hatch for her today.

Momma Goldie is doing a great job.  She taught the chicks to eat and drink already.  I’m trying really hard not to bother them, so photos are rare.  In a few days I will have more opportunity to snap some shots.  :)

***************************************************************

 

Reminder:  Only 1 day left to get this month’s 12 tutorials free with purchase!  See details below.

*************************************************

May your day be filled with good surprises.

Until my next post. . . . . . .  .

Huge Hugs!

*************************************************

 

WANT THE ENTIRE MONTH WORTH OF TUTORIALS FREE (AT LEAST 12)?

Place a $50 merchandise order between June 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015 and receive the entire month of tutorials (at least 12) free of charge via e-mail.
You will receive all of the projects pictured below and they will keep coming until June 30th.  You will also receive 1 virtual token from me for each $50 in merchandise purchased with your order.  Collect 10 tokens and receive a free stamp set of your choice up to a $30 value.   Now, that’s the way to get some bang for your buck!
Free tutorials are an exclusive perk for my valued Stampin’ Up! customers and down line.
DSC_0028  DSC_0018  DSC_0019a  DSC_0034  DSC_0023  DSC_0036  DSC_0018  DSC_0016  DSC_0025  DSC_0017  DSC_0027
1 more tutorial to come this month.
************************************************************

Shop my online store now CLICK HERE *

PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE:  HAG3GC7S     (DO NOT USE IF MERCHANDISE ORDER IS OVER $150)

******************************************************************

If you wish to purchase this month’s single tutorials or this month’s tutorial package CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

*******************************************************************

Check out the latest batch of Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals in my on-line store.  Discounted prices on this week’s deals end June 29th.

*************************************************************************

Even better, Stampin’ Up!’s Demonstrator Starter Kit is completely customizable! Build your Starter Kit your way! For just $99, you get

  • Your choice of up to $125 worth of any current Stampin’ Up! products!
  • A business supply pack valued at $50!

That’s a total value of $175!

Plus, two free stamp sets from the new catalog when you sign up by June 30th.

Plus, as one of my team members you will receive my tutorials, as they are created, absolutely free.

Even if you just want to take advantage of the 20% discount on products on that long wish list or you want to start a business, this is the perfect time to join.

**********************************************************************

Goldie’s New Pad- Chicken Update

DSC_0003-1

I’m Goldie and that’s right, I’ve been moved to my very own crib.  Darn other girls kept climbing into the nesting box I was in with my special eggs and laying more eggs for me to sit on.  So, my chicken Mommy, because she loves me, moved me and my special eggs to my very own room where the other girls can’t get to me.

DSC_0002-1

Check it out.   It’s a dog crate, but I have renamed it the “hatch pad.”  My babies should be safe in here with me for a while.  Monday is the big day and I’m hopeful at least 3 of my 6 eggs hatch. It would be super eggciting, cluck, cluck, if all of them hatched though.

I’ve  have been very diligent sitting on these special eggs.  I only get off the nest for a few moments a day to relieve myself and eat and drink.  I’ve pulled my chest feathers out so the eggs would be right up against my skin and have kept them all at the perfect temperature for 17 days  now.  Only 2, maybe 3 more days to go!

DSC_0008-1

Beat it Fern, can’t you see I’M BUSY HERE!

*************************************************

I hope you are cozy in your own special place as well.

Until my next post. . . . . . .  .

Huge Hugs!

*************************************************

WANT THE ENTIRE MONTH WORTH OF TUTORIALS FREE (AT LEAST 12)?

Place a $50 merchandise order between June 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015 and receive the entire month of tutorials (at least 12) free of charge via e-mail.
You will receive all of the projects pictured below and they will keep coming until June 30th.  You will also receive 1 virtual token from me for each $50 in merchandise purchased with your order.  Collect 10 tokens and receive a free stamp set of your choice up to a $30 value.   Now, that’s the way to get some bang for your buck!
Free tutorials are an exclusive perk for my valued Stampin’ Up! customers and down line.
DSC_0028  DSC_0018  DSC_0019a  DSC_0034  DSC_0023  DSC_0036  DSC_0018  DSC_0016  DSC_0025  DSC_0017
2 more tutorials to come this month.
************************************************************

Shop my online store now CLICK HERE *

PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE:  PDVTVTYD     (DO NOT USE IF MERCHANDISE ORDER IS OVER $150)

******************************************************************

If you wish to purchase this month’s single tutorials or this month’s tutorial package CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

*******************************************************************

Check out the latest batch of Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals in my on-line store.  Discounted prices on this week’s deals end June 29th.

*************************************************************************

Even better, Stampin’ Up!’s Demonstrator Starter Kit is completely customizable! Build your Starter Kit your way! For just $99, you get

  • Your choice of up to $125 worth of any current Stampin’ Up! products!
  • A business supply pack valued at $50!

That’s a total value of $175!

Plus, two free stamp sets from the new catalog when you sign up by June 30th.

Plus, as one of my team members you will receive my tutorials, as they are created, absolutely free.

Even if you just want to take advantage of the 20% discount on products on that long wish list or you want to start a business, this is the perfect time to join.

**********************************************************************