Sunday, May 2, 2010

Biker Chick


Welcome to Biker Chick week here at Old Picture of the Day. OK, I probably do not have enough pictures to really have a whole week of Biker Chicks, but I am hoping if you have an old picture of your grandmother on a motorcycle or bicycle, you will send it in, and maybe I can get enough material for a week. In looking at this picture, I am curious . . . is she riding this motorcycle sidesaddle? To me, it looks like that might be the case.

DOMESTIC UPDATE:

I have a major domestic update for you today.


Lovie is expecting! Yes, she has laid a nice batch of eggs, and is now sitting on them. Now, she is expecting, but I am not sure what I am expecting, because as far as I can tell, she never showed Handsome Jack any interest. Despite his best efforts and elaborate displays, all I ever saw her do is walk over and peck him on the head. So, not sure these eggs are going to hatch, but hey, I am not here all day.

As opposed to using the $5,000 peacock palace we made for her, she has decided to use the little chickie coop to hatch her eggs. This has caused great confusion, as the other peacock stand guard around the coop. The poor little chickies have to run the gauntlet of peacocks to get into the coop to lay their eggs. Lovie is not being real friendly to the chickies when they go in to lay their eggs in the little egg boxes. I went and looked the other day and there were chickies triple bunking in one of the little boxes. You could barely see the chickie on the bottom. I guess the chickies don't want to walk by her, so are all piling into the first laying box. I did get 10 eggs from the 10 chickies yesterday, so I guess they are adapting to the new "guest" in the coop. 

So, we will have to wait and see what happens.  

22 comments:

  1. I don't like looking at this picture. That skirt looks like a recipe for a fall.

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  2. I really can't tell about sidesaddle, but maybe.
    Her rear tire is sure low on air thought.

    You could candle the peacock eggs to see if they are viable or not.
    Just get yourself some heavy paper and wrap it around a flash light and then hold the egg up to the tube. Turn the light on first.
    R

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  3. How many eggs did she lay?

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  4. R.
    Do you see the beak on Lovie!?! I dont think I am going to reach under her and pick up an egg. I might just lose a finger.

    She has laid 5 eggs.
    PJM

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  5. You need to distract her with some feed.
    Heck if they are not viable then you might have a nice breakfast of scrambled egg.
    So is she that unsolicable

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  6. No, she is a very sweet bird. She just does not want anyone messing with her babies.
    PJM

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  7. I thought we were going to get to see all the different colors of your eggs today.

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  8. Anon,
    Have not had the chance to put the pictures together. MRS. PJM is giving the eggs away pretty quickly, or they get eaten. I do have it on the list.
    PJM

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  9. Agree w/Nate. She does looks like she's riding sidesaddle, but that skirt looks like it's about to get wrapped up in the wheel.

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  10. Oh,yeah! Mathan's mate says she never saw baby peacocks on their Hill Country ranch because of the raccoons et al.

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  11. It is very unlikely that she is riding sidesaddle. It's difficult, to say the least. What is likely (as noted by other commenters) is an ugly accident involving her skirt and the drive chain. As a rider for over 50 years, I cringed when I first saw this photo.

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  12. let's hope she didn't take a fall ~ anyways: i just love her boots ;)

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  13. I thought I saw the world's most unattractive peahen dashing about behind my house late last week.

    After some research, I found it was actually a guinea hen.

    Beats me if it was just passing through or escaped from somewhere nearby.

    Either way, it was a most unusual visitor.

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  14. Indy,
    Definitely a guinea. Very funny birds. We had them when I growing up. Very good watch birds.
    PJM

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  15. And my dad says they are 'good eatin but just a little gamey.' Apparently they had some show up on my grandpa's farm when he was a kid. Post-depression farm folk never passed up an opportunity to put meat on the table.

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  16. Could you even balance yourself sidesaddle on a bike or motorcycle?


    How would you handle stopping, there would always be that chance you would tilt the wrong way....?

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  17. It looks like the Smithsonian Institute in the background. Charming photo! I doubt if she fell; she looks very self-confident.

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  18. Goodmorning PJM

    Very nice chickie town update thank you...and Lovie looks very determined indeed.

    May we see a pic of the peacock palace, very curious now since you mentioned it. $5,000 wow must be a very grand pad.

    Thoroughly enjoyed your story of the pony in the kitchen, had a good chuckle.

    Cheers...Aussie Lady

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  19. The biker chick hasn't opened up the throttle yet...she still has her hat!

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  20. Even more interesting to me is; where was this photo taken? There is some kind of monument and a large institutional building in the background. Is it the Smithsonian building in WA DC ?

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  21. What I love about this picture is that the mode of transportation shows its very close relationship to the bicycle. I'd love to have a motorized bicycle to drive back and forth the six miles to town.

    Congratulations on your expanding farm family.

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  22. We spent some time at the Museum of Appalachia this past weekend and they have a moderately tame flock of peafowl. The males were beautiful and the females were all flirtatious. They nested under the bushes in front of the Mark Twain house. :-) We could definitely tell the older birds as they were much bigger.

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