Wednesday, June 15, 2011

meet ada and mildred....

they are my two new adopted welsummer hen sisters and they seem right at home, already. i named these girls ada and mildred in honor of two old sisters that i knew as a kid. you see, both of my folks were from lynchburg, virginia and on our many trips to see family we would stop at ada and mildred's rambling old farmhouse. i have no idea how my parents came to know these two women, one widowed and one a spinster, but i remember their house was green, old, smelled of body odor, bacon grease and full of beautiful antiques. they also produced the most tasty sweet and butter milks, as well as the most adorable boston terrier pups ever. my parents bought it all, the antiques, milks and puppies. what characters these two wonderfully large bosomed, shift wearing ladies were. they were the most eclectic coupla of old hens i have ever met. we loved exploring their old farm as kids on our visits. heck, my brother kevin even manage to rack up a few foot stitches courtesy of one of their rusty pitchforks on one trip! ow! can you say tetanus shot?

sadly, they both passed sometime in the 1980's. here are my ada and mildred....





this is ada, right in the front, next to rosie. i think both of the welsummers look very similar to my rhode island reds.



mildred and rosie hanging with dottie.



the two new sister wives making themselves at home in the coop. they figured it all out immediately. this was the easiest chicken integration i have ever done. wanna see what their eggs might look like? look here and scroll down. oh baby, come on ada and mildred. i have faith in you. hmmmm...faith...that would make a nice chicken name. hey jamie....

another interesting link. enjoy.

9 comments:

Kudos Kitchen said...

Those are some really cute chicks :) Congratulations!

PAW PAW RAZI said...

I hope they don't stink as bad as their "name sake"............

PAW PAW RAZI said...

I like your other format for your blog much better. Pink and pink bows does not strike me as you. After all you are my sister, and I know you a little right? Luv ya Sis...........

PAW PAW RAZI said...

Now that looks great ! ! !

Kayte said...

Welcome Ada and Mildred...so pretty. I had three maiden great aunts when I was growing up whose names were Ada, Ava, and Ida. Their last name was Ohl. When I was little I thought that the Old MacDonald song said, instead of E, I, E, I, O..."Ava, Ada, Ida Ohl...." and used to sing it that way...my whole family thought it was so funny at the time and now we always teach it that way to the little kids and explain it...those dear aunts are long gone, but the song lives on! I think Ada and Mildred are going to make fine additions to your family!

Lady Farmer said...

How nice that there was no pecking and flapping going on when they all met! They are beautiful girls! I just got three Welsummer chicks (along with three Cuckoo Marans)this spring. Can hardly wait for those "chocolate" eggs!
:~P

PaulaB52 said...

I have 3 Welsummer hens. We call them all "Sally". They look exactly alike. When one of the Sallys was sick, we had to band them all so we could tell who was who. So now their names are "Single White Sally", "Single Black Sally" "Double Black Sally".

They are great hens. Expect a lot of "awwkawwkawkaawwakk" when you come with goodies.

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Green Bean said...

My Welsummer integrated very easily too. Well, she flew at my head when I tried to get her in the coop and cracked her beak and after that, all the other ladies gave her a WIDE berth.