Swinging Rooster


Mr. Hyde, swinging in the breeze in one of my hanging baskets. Good thing I hadn’t planted that yet…. I’m planning to pull out the dead stuff and replant my baskets this weekend. I hope Mr. Hyde keeps out after that! But I have no guarantee….

I seem to have a growing porch rooster problem!


  1. Linda Goble says:

    Oh he is so cute thinking that he owns every thing. Maybe checking it out to see if it is a nice spot for his misses to make a nest and lay some eggs.

  2. Grandmatotwochicks says:

    Suzanne, I think he is just having a look to see which hen he can seduce next! after all he is a very handsome rooster. I laughed and laughed when I saw that picture, you made my night! :woof:

  3. Nancy in Iowa says:

    I think you should leave him there – a new type of hanging “flower”!!
    :chicken: :sun:

  4. CindyP says:

    A naturally pretty hanging flower….. And what’s up with the other rooster invading his territory?

  5. CATRAY44 says:

    Beautiful decor! lol Is the other guy nice to Mr. H.?

  6. CATRAY44 says:

    Looks like he healed up beautifully, btw! I am so glad!

  7. Diane says:

    Mr Hyde looks beautiful in his basket. Could be a new porch decoration for you. The other guy must of been jellous of Mr Hyde and decided to come up on the porch and check out his hens from above. lol.

  8. Barbee' says:

    The “real thing” decoration. People pay lots of money for rooster/chicken motif decorations. I have a friend who does for her kitchen at her farm house AND her in-town house.

  9. Valeria says:

    There sits the fabulous rooster on security detail. Nothing escapes his notice . . . nothing! Except perhaps the annoyed looking woman taking his picture.

  10. Valerie says:

    I love this post. Animals have such a wonderful sense of humor without even trying to be funny. I notice with approval the raccoon tail up there on the porch. It’s a warning still to any other raccoon who thinks he can invade Suzanne’s territory. :yes:

  11. KentuckyFarmGirl says:

    I think he’s trying to make it into the next calendar! That is such a “country” photo! Love it!

  12. DragonLady says:

    Beautiful! Just beautiful! I love the look of that hanging basket and I don’t think I’d replace it with fresh plants. :yes:

  13. A Farm Girl says:

    He’s trying to get away from the other rooster. You need to shoo the other roosters off your porch for him. It’s the only way he will be safe. I’m serious.

  14. BrendaE says:

    This is just tooo funny. Thanks for the laugh on Friday. I think you should make him a little bed in that basket and just let him have it.

  15. chershots says:

    Well he’s as pretty as any flower! Sorry if they’re causing you a problem on the porch but we sure enjoy the pictures! Take care Chicky :chicken:

  16. Sheila says:

    You take some of the best pictures and post them here. I really enjoy them lots!

  17. Becca says:

    That is a great captured moment! Roosters are pretty cool…well, in pictures!…I had a bunch of hens and roosters would wander in trying to get cozy with them all the time but I wasn’t having it. I became a bit of an expert in rooster nabbing. I like to be the one who wakes up first!

  18. quietstorm says:

    OMG!!! too funny – what a riot!

  19. northcountrygirl says:

    Mr. Hyde looks rather stylish in that basket.

  20. marymac says:

    That is just toooo cute!!!!

  21. Melissa says:

    Goat milk soap recipe.
    Shea butter soap

    for this recipe and poured into individual molds.
    2 oz Coconut Oil
    2.5 oz Olive Oil
    2.5 oz Palm Oil
    1 oz Shea Butter
    1.1 oz lye
    4 oz Goat Milk

    I mixed the lye with 1 oz of water, melted the oils let everything cool to about 90 degrees. Warmed the milk to 90 degrees. Added the lye waterto the oils, stirred to very light trace then added the warmed goat milk. Sofar it is still looking good. No dark color, I guess I would call it a light beige. I did not insulate the molds at all, they are just sitting on the counter.

  22. Melissa says:

    Can ANY cold process soap recipe be turned into a hot process?

    • Suzanne McMinn says:

      Melissa, as far as I know there’s no reason you can’t do any soap recipe as hot process!

      • CindyP says:

        Melissa, make sure the recipe you’re using has the full amount of water. Many CP recipes use less water (water discount — in lye calculators that can be from 30-36%) so the soap will harden faster. But with HP, you need ALL of the water (in the lye calculators that is 38%) for evaporation while cooking. HTH!!!

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