Virtual Travelling: Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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Dog Story, originally uploaded by Flint-Hill.

Does this look like a rural idyll or what?

Do click on the image-link and read the lovely story about Fidget and Mouse protecting the chooks.



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12 replies

  1. More and more people I know are getting chooks – my ex-SOL now has a few whom I have yet to meet, and she also has a Maremma who is almost as big and fluffy as these Great Pyrenean dogs. I have to go and take some pictures!

  2. Chooks are very good pets. They eat rubbish and make food and garden fertiliser. They have other uses too, like killing buffalo grass lawns. Only drawback is they like to get up with the sun and demand you do likewise.

  3. They also like sun umbrellas and cats, on this evidence.

  4. Yes, they love cats and cats love them.
    Those Pennsylvanian chickens are glam. I read somewhere that the ruffs of tan feathers edged with black are described as ‘gold-lacing’.

  5. I heard the other day that Alpacas are good at guarding chooks as well (probably not so good in a surburban Melb backyard). Not quite as cuddly as those two lovely dogs though. I think my kids would try to ride them like horses.
    I am torn between getting some more chooks and leaving it at just two. With two it’s all very easy going, not much concern about who is top chook. If I had four, I’m worried that I’d spend too much time worrying about bottom chook. I should feel blessed I have such insubstantial things to worry about. Actually, you know, I do feel blessed (by non-god entity of my choice).

  6. Funny thing is (to me) Bucks County is only about an hour out from where I live in Philly. And I thought my days of living within spitting distance of rural areas was over when I moved out here from the Midwest.

    Guess that showed me, huh?

  7. How old are yours Mindy? Are they still laying well? We sort of plan to get another one when our two slow down enough for us to be short of eggs. I know what you mean about feeling bad for the bottom chook. It would be awful to have a real victim situation develop there.

  8. Funny thing is (to me) Bucks County is only about an hour out from where I live in Philly. And I thought my days of living within spitting distance of rural areas was over when I moved out here from the Midwest.
    Heh — I live in Bucks County, but in the Lower Bucks County that abuts against Philadelphia, near I-95 and Route 13. There are large parts of Central and Upper Bucks that are still rural-looking, but the development creep is pretty stark.

  9. It’s rather pleasant meandering through Flint-Hill’s photostream – full of critters and crops. They call that bench The Bench of Dog Hugs, and they sit out on their porch and watch the white-tailed deer come to drink from their pond every evening.
    I wonder how long it would take to wind down to that pace when one is used to city living?

  10. I think they are about 2 Laura. They go on and off the lay so some weeks we get heaps of eggs, others just one or two. Generally we get enough for Sunday brekkie. I suppose if I got two more, they could be friends and have someone to go to if Madge and Beryl were being mean.

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