Welcome to Tails From the Hen House!

Thank-you for coming to visit! I'll share with you the daily ins and outs of my life, my little family, special fur and feather kids, and humor that I find in daily life. I hope you come back often!


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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Discovering New Talents

Those who have read my blog in the past, know of my brother, Jay.
He is a wonderful artist who teaches Native American skills.
During one of his MOSS weeks in 2012, he taught how to make 
these birch containers.Jay does the most beautiful etchings on his,
 but I just couldn't get up the courage to try.  Through my art group, I have
been building up my confidence and decided to give it a try.
So I picked mine up, grabbed an awl and went to it.
No way as beautiful as his art work, but I'm pretty pleased for 
my first try. 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

What am I doing wrong!

Okay, I'm not ready to give up!  Except for one, no one can get through to comments.  It's feeling a little lonely out here!  Does anyone know how to fix this?

Thursday, February 16, 2017

It's a Brealfast Bonus!

I am a peanutbutteraholic.
I am also a chocolaholic.
Every morning now, for several years,
my breakfast mainstay is peanut butter toast
and a cup of hot cocoa, made with baking cocoa,
Stevia and almond milk.  If you ask Ken,
he will reassure you that if I am out of my peanut butter
or cocoa, it is a bad day in black rock.
But when it's a two crust day, I'm in seventh Heaven!!
You know, when the last piece of a loaf is a crust 
and the first piece from a new loaf is a crust.
That is the day that starts out perfect.
Ah yes, today was a two crust day!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


I woke up to the sounds of the birds chirping and singing today. 
 It's so good to hear them again, a sign that Spring is coming!  
Now to wait for the peepers and frogs, a true sign
Spring is in the air!  Can't wait!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Beard Progess!

 Well a few posts ago, I showed this first picture of my husband Ken
wearing the beard growth t-shirt from my son and daughter-in-law.
As you can see, he was in the biker area.  

One year later, his hair is longer and so is his beard  
Now he is just below Lumberjack!
Ken decided that when he turned 70 he would
no longer shave or cut his hair!  He's holding
on tight to that commitment!  Do I mind?
Nope!  I can't imagine him ever going back!!

I Figured It Out!

Trying to  figure out the new layouts, as I haven't been here for awhile, has been tiring!  For awhile I thought I was all alone here!  Now, I can publish comments again, and enjoy all blogging has to offer!  Yes!!

Friday, February 3, 2017


Hello everyone, I'm just curious.  I've been on for a few days now, and it seems no one is out there!  Is my comment link working?  Just wondering. Hoping everyone has a wonderful week-end!

Hidden Talents

Do you have a talent that seems to have been hidden, only to be discovered by accident?
I was asked to visit an art group that meets at our local library.  I went to watch, and was pulled in by the talents of the ladies in the group.  One of them handed me a piece of paper and some paints, and a picture to try and do.  I was hooked.
These are three I have done, from photo's I liked in magazines, except for the bottom flower which is made from our dog Halo's foot print.  I really like how it turned out!
What hobbies or talents do you have that you seemed to stumble on?

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

A Different Kind of Fostering

Life has taken turns since I was last on.  Ken and I began to foster dogs, as we couldn't see having more but wanted to help the ones awaiting homes through foster care.  Well, we took in several, and I'll tell you it is hard letting them go, you can't help become attached.  But.......
 As you can see, three have become adopted, by us!  Halo is a senior beagle mix the no one else wanted.  So we adopted her.  What a love!  From not being able to barely stand, to an active playful pup again!
 Our little Peanut, or Puddles as Ken calls her, came from Animal Control.  She was found wondering in the country.  She has one eye, which has a cataract. so she is blind.  She also can't hear, and has only two back teeth.  If I hadn't picked her up through Michigan Animal Crew, she would have been euthanized.  After all, who would want a dog figured to be at least 15 that is deaf and blind.  Well we did!
And lastly, George.  George came from a hoard in Cotterville twp.  He is a purebred Norbottenspetz, a rare dog originating in Sweden and Finland. He was one of over 100 dogs running free in a house, living in their own filth.  We fostered him, and because of his barking issues, no one wanted him.  We fell in love with him.  He still has his issues, which we are working on, but he is ours, and no one will ever neglect him again.  So you can see, our "no more dogs" rule, didn't work out that way!!!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Back to Stay

Good evening to all my old blog friends!  I've been absent for awhile, too much face book.  With all the political uproar, I have made the decision to come back "home".  Here I have always found peace, friendship and camaraderie. I look forward to re-connecting with all of you, and catching up on all your posts.  It's so good to be back!!