Jere & Kristen’s New Peeps

Monday, March 21

Jere and Kristen invited us to come see their new peeps.

20160305_135346I understand that Ian, Jared, and Jesse helped choose the varieties: Giant White, Giant Black, Ameraucana, and Turken Naked Neck. The little yellow one was a gift and is a bantam.

20160305_135409Descriptions from the internet:

The Jersey White Giant Chicken is the more rare of the two Jersey Giant varieties (black and white.) Jersey Giants originated in New Jersey in the 1880s by crossing Black Javas, Dark Brahmas, and Black Langshans. The white variety came about by mutations within Black Jersey Giants, which then led to the selection of White Giants for their plumage.

Who knew turkeys and chickens could interbreed? This bird looks like a turkey due to its “naked neck”, but it’s all chicken! It was bred this way to be easier for cooks to pluck. Strangely, Turkens are said to fare very well in the cold despite their feather shortcomings and big combs (though these features do help them in the heat). They have an unusual look that some people don’t care for, but they are also calm, very friendly and one of the easiest chickens to tame. Relatively rare in North America, Naked Necks are very popular in Europe, especially France and Germany.

20160305_135406The Ameraucana is an American breed of domestic chicken developed in the United States in the 1970s. It derives from Araucana chickens brought from Chile and was bred to retain the blue-egg gene but eliminate the lethal alleles of the parent breed. The breed has both large fowl and bantam varieties.

20160305_135353A bantam (banties) is a small variety of poultry, especially chickens. Etymologically, the name bantam is derived from the city of Bantam – currently known as “Banten Province” or previously “Banten Residency” – once a major seaport, in Indonesia. European sailors restocking on live fowl for sea journeys found the small native breeds of chicken in Southeast Asia to be useful, and any such small poultry came to be known as a bantam.

Penryn Mud Sale – Post 3 of 3

Saturday, March 19


DSC_9127The Craft Tent – continued.



DSC_9131My lunch purchase: coffee and a small order of French fries

DSC_9132Then back to the Craft Tent to enjoy it and watch the auction.





DSC_9138I took a few more pictures as I walked to my car. These guys were taking someone’s purchase to their vehicle.

DSC_9141These three were on their way to look for another job.

DSC_9142An outside auction

DSC_9143Another one

DSC_9145…and another one

DSC_9146There are auctions everywhere…

DSC_9148…and they are selling almost anything.

DSC_9149Need a wheel?

DSC_9152The fire engines are in areas away from the fire hall in case they are needed.

DSC_9155As I was leaving our niece’s property – where I park because it is close to the mud sale – these two came coasting down the road – heading toward the mud sale.

Penryn is a small village – with a population that multiplies many times over on the day of the mud sale. The local church parking lots are full as busses shuttle people to and from the mud sale.

Perfect Sync

Galatians 5-25 The Voice 2

What Happens When I Walk in Sync with God’s Spirit?
It means I will be empowered with…
Obedience when I feel stubborn
Trust when I feel betrayed
Strength when I feel weak
Love when I feel angry
Peace when I feel hatred
Joy when I feel sad
Grace when I feel unforgiven
Mercy when I feel sinful
Patience when I feel annoyed
Kindness when I feel selfish.
I love when I walk in sync with God’s Spirit. If only I could do it every day and every moment, but what I love about my journey with God is that there is always forgiveness and strength to begin anew each day – each hour – each minute.

Penryn Mud Sale – Part 2 of 3

More pictures from my morning at the mud sale that is less than two miles from our house.

2 (1)This tent was filled with a lot of men and only a few women.

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2 (4)This one was filled with many women – and a few men.

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2 (12)This is where I have to resist buying things that I don’t need – because they are so creative.

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