Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday


Z is for Zucchini
Zucchini plants in our garden.
Zucchini Bread
And the favorite treat of the feathered ladies is what?  Zucchini!

Yes I shred it for them.  Yes they are spoiled hens.  They had a hard time all managing to fit their heads in this bowl that I usually put their vege treats in so I brought out another one today.
 It was smaller than the first one and they all gathered around it and the three left had the larger one all to their self.  Not real sure how smart my hens are at this point.

But of course after finishing off the smaller bowl they all crowded around the larger one.  There was not a bite left in either one within fifteen minutes time.
This is Dottie (or Fred) bossing the other ladies around.  She is standing on the side of the bowl giving out orders like she always does.
Here is my favorite Florence.  And she knows it too.  I have finally named the last two of the Ameraucana hens.
Hattie

Lou
Lou, somewhat looks like a bearded lady.

This is the last week of Alphabe-Thursday so I hope you will all go over to Jenny Matlock's and enjoy this weeks stories, photos and great humor that everyone has been sharing with us for the last 26 weeks.
Jenny Matlock

Sorry Mrs. Matlock that I did not share the great chicken treat info earlier in the week so you could take some along with you while you are working on you chicken sitting business.  But I did not want to give away my Z post for the week.  Hopefully you can still treat the one lonely chicken you are taking care of to some Zucchini this week.

Thanks to everyone that has visited during this fun weekly party and I hope you will still stop in from time to time.  Hope your week has been great!  Blessings!

28 comments:

Viki said...

You have quite a group there. How funny that they eat zucchini. I never new chickens liked that lol. Great Z post.

Christy said...

yum..that bread looks good...thanks for the yummy idea!so to answer your ? about eggplant...the answer is yes and absolutely. our eggplant is just flowering too..i am hoping we get some before fall! thanks for stopping by my place! ps. love the chickens..one day we hope to have a few of our own

Annesphamily said...

What a fun post! I had a good time topping by. Your bread looks yummy and the veggies are perfectly posted! Thank you. ANne

jen said...

All we have left in our garden is Zucchini.
Please tell me that not all the bread was wasted on the chickens. Z bread is my very favorite, has been since I was a kid.

Cheryl D. said...

Cute pictures! The zucchini bread looked so good.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Frank Purdue only gives his chicken marigold leaves. Your chickens are living the high life.

Mary said...

What a treat for the Hens~ that made me smile...I think I'm the only person in the US that doesn't have a hen house :-)

My name is PJ. said...

Yum for the zucchini bread!!!

Terra said...

I bet jenny is in the kitchen right now preparing this treat for her chicken!

Nora Johnson said...

Super ‘Z’ post – didn't know chickens liked zucchini either! btw Loved the shot of Florence!

Happy Alphabe-Thursday,

LOLA:)

PS Mine this week is HERE. Hope you can join me!

mrs. c said...

I am so glad that the "girls" like zucchini, they are getting so big! When do they start laying eggs, you see how "chicken dumb" I am. Hope you are daving a great week. It has gotten up to the mid 90's all week. I am so tired of hot.

signed...bkm said...

Cute "Z" post, love all the beautiful chickens...and they look pretty happy eating up that zucchini...blessings..bkm

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love your Z post. I love zucchini and now to know that hens like it also is funny!

Theresa said...

Beautiful zucchini and the hens are so fun!!!

ChristiS said...

I didn't appreciate zucchini until I was an adult, but now I sure do! Love your chickens!

fuzziekit said...

I love the fact that the chickens love zucchini bread. I will have to get your recipe from liz sometime. I like sweet bread recipes. I like to cook and bake but don't do it a lot. My mom always has a superfluous amount of zucchini so making that bread is easy.

Christy said...

I love how you shred it up for the ladies - I will have to do that for ours! I posted on zucchini also!

The Paint Splash said...

Your picture of the zucchini bread looks wonderful! Hope you have a great week. Debbie

Manuela@TPOH said...

I have such a hard time growing zucchini! It seems easy for everyone but me LOL! Last year we had too much rain and this year I think not enough! I love zucchini bread!

Manuela

Pondside said...

I wonder if my girls would like zucchini? I'll have to check this out - thanks for the tip!

Sweetums5 said...

Enjoyed your pics -- especially of the Zucchini bread! Looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing.

Jo said...

what pretty birds you have ... i didnt know that they ate zucchini.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I never would have expected chickens to eat zucchini. I hope Ms. Matlock takes some to that poor lonely chicken.

The Muse said...

fun post~lol
farm chicks eating up zucchini, well they are 5 star dining this is obvious!

now we know why they crossed the road...LOL :)

Cheryl said...

These photos are great. All that color and activity. Great Z post to end the series.

Liz Seelye said...

I can personally testify that the zucchini bread is indeed *very* yummy. In fact, I just had a couple of slices of it to go with my morning tea. :)

Jenny said...

Wow! I loved this post! I'm excited! Buffy will love this idea!

Your chickens are beautiful. I can totally relate to them soooo much better now.

I will share your post with Buffy when I go to feed her in the morning!

I'm sure she will be zippily excited over seeing some sister squawkers!

What a fun visit for Alphabe-Thursday's letter "Z"!

Thank you for linking it!

A+

Sarah said...

Oh, it was a treat for me to see your feathered ladies! How sweet to bake the zucchinin bread for them. I think Florence may be my favorite, too. ~ Sarah