Thursday, 24 September 2015

A Nightmare of Mine

Sooo....a nightmare that I've had, or maybe I should say a daymare? No, a certain dread that I've had is that I'd find a dead chicken. Who isn't scared about finding a dead chicken just lying around, though? Creepy, right? I've dreamed about it happening before, actually. You know where you're just staring into space (when you should probably be doing something else :P) and your mind starts to wander and you picture random things? I once imagined walking around the backyard and seeing a dead chicken lying on the ground. Another time I imagined going out to gather the eggs and opening up the nest box to find a chicken on it's back, still and cold and dead. *shudders*

Well, it came true.

Day #200 - #208

Tuesday, September 15: Juicy Peach

 Wednesday, September 16: Maple Candy

 Thursday, September 17: Apples

 Friday, September 18: Dare Devil

 Saturday, September 19: Indian Sari

 Monday, September 21: Fluffy Sheep Pj's :) 

 Tuesday, September 22: Pink Blossom

 Wednesday, September 23: Listenin' to Heaven ;)

 Thursday, September 24: Toblerone's Somersaults

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

First Day of Fall

Happy Fall everyone! 

What are you looking forward to this fall? Family/friend gatherings? Vibrant colours? Fairs? :)

I'll leave y'all now with this little squirrel I found on Google ;) 

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

*gasp* It's happened!

Guess what? (don't worry, I won't make you scroll down miles and miles of empty pages :P)

It's the blog's 1st year anniversary! :D Yup, exactly one year! It's strange, the first post I ever did on this blog was posted at night....and now this one is going to be at night as well! What's up with that? :D

I wanted to thank all my readers for supporting me in this blog. I don't know where it would be right now if there hadn't been all of you helping and encouraging me along the way! :) Thank you so very much! And thank you for each and every one of your 438 comments!

Are there any things that you think I should improve on or change on the blog? Do you think that I've been following my goal for this blog pretty well, or do you think I've gone waaayyy off? And if I've gone off, was it good or bad? And talking about good and bad, I'd like to know what do you like about my blog and what do you not like about it? Please, let me know in the comment box, or if you prefer, you can always email me at countingyourblessings123(at)gmail(dot)com. ;)

Thank you all once again! :D Have a great rest of your week!

Wednesday, 16 September 2015


Just some random ramblings of mine today. So first of all, you remember that that huge egg we did a mini-game on weighed 94 grams and was the biggest egg we ever got? Well, record broken. Another chicken (or maybe it was the same chicken, we don't know) laid an egg that weighed 106 grams. Proof below. Poor chicken :P

On another note, I found a toad. And it wasn't just some cute little toad that you can hold in your hand. I mean a GINOURMOUS toad. One almost as big as my hand. A big, fat, humongous, gigantic toad. And I stepped on it!!!! *shudders*

The story behind it went something like this: Two nights ago, we forgot to close the chicken coop, so I went out. Because we live in the country, there's no such things as street lights around our place, and that means it's very, very, very, dark and that means I bring a flashlight with me. But I forgot to turn the floodlights on. Anyway, I put my Crocs on and stepped outside before I turned my flashlight on. And that's when I stepped on it. Funny thing is, my foot came out toes first. Not normal. At first when my foot touched it, I thought it was a squishy ball. But just as it dawned on me that we didn't own squishy balls, my "squishy ball" moved. And I instantly jumped away and turned on the flashlight and found a squirming brownish white thing waving it's legs around. (and all that happened in less than a minute) I thought it was a rat and was ready to scream my head off (I'm not particular friends to rats), when it turned over and I found out that it was a toad.  I'm friends with frogs and toads, but NOT giant toads. Especially now, when all I can remember right now is how squishy it felt when I stepped on it. Oh, and in case you're wondering, the toad is still alive. After it turned over, it hopped away like nothing had happened to it. Dad doesn't understand how it managed to stay alive like that, but I think it's because I felt it under my foot before putting my whole foot down. So it really only got my toes. But still, it's just so gross!! I'm never stepping outside the door in the night without looking at the ground again! :P 

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Tinker Bell!

Here's a sneak peak into a photo shoot that Tiger Lily, Snow White, and I did together. As you can tell, lots of Gimping going on! :)

Excuse the bare feet...we forgot to put the shoes on, and painting them on GIMP makes it look very clumpy :P

Days #190 - #198

Saturday, September 5: Pink Meringues
They're not cooked yet...just to let you know! :) 
Sunday. September 6: Fluffy Lamb

Monday, September 7: At Bronner's Christmas Wonderland

Tuesday, September 8: Buttery Popcorn

Wednesday, September 9: _________
I did take pictures on this day, but unless you want to be looking at a preserved pig or dead 32 week year old lamb, then I won't be posting any pictures here. ;)

Thursday, September 10: Homemade Chocolate Milkshake

Saturday, September 12: A Sugary Treat

Sunday, September 13: Little Elsa ;)

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Photo Shoot // Tiger Lily

Finally, at long last, is the post of the photo shoot that I had with Tiger Lily one or two weeks ago. It was a very cloudy day, so some photos didn't come out as nicely as I'd have liked, but there were some pretty good pictures here too, I think! :) Of course, Tiger Lily made it very...interesting and funny! Really, it's impossible to have a completely serious photo shoot with her. 

But I'll stop talking now and let you see the pictures. We both hope you like them! :) 

Tree Hugger. Literally :P

Attempts With The Swing
Mmm....taken at the wrong moment, I guess. 

Uh huh. Very interesting face, dontcha think? 

Argh, she's supposed to be in the middle of the picture. Too soon. 

This one make me kinda dizzy. And it looks like the tree's the focus instead of Tiger Lily, doesn't it?

That looks better! :) 

Tiger Lily thinks that the slight purple on the edge of her eyelid is because she's tired. She's not wearing make-up, in case you're wondering ;) However, her lips just might be stained redder than normal due to the peppermint stick she's sucking. 

By this time, I was very surprised that she hadn't made any funny faces and had been quite...serene :) But of course, that didn't last very long!

See that tank on the left side of her? That's the propane tank. :P
We couldn't find another part of the house that wasn't smothered in mosquitoes and had bricks,
so here's where we're taking the pictures. Thankfully, it doesn't smell.