Sunday, March 08, 2009

In a fowl mood

Between exciting football victories, griping about winter, thoughts of getaways, and more griping about winter, I haven't brought you much true France Profonde rurality of late.

We have been getting an occasional sunlit afternoon, and last week my husband was lucky enough to catch these hens and roosters basking in the warmth of a farmhouse yard.

I wonder why this guy would be so curious about what was going on inside the house when it was such a fine day outside?

The grand king of the courtyard definitely appeared to rule the roost, and seemed to know it too:

He was persistent in his curiosity about the other side of the window:

Maybe he was jealous of another creature's creature comforts?


(All photos courtesy of Thierry Jouanneteau.)

12 comments:

Nadege said...

"Coq au vin" anyone?

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Oh my glory...those rooster photos gave me a laugh!

spacedlaw said...

The cat doesn't seem interested. I wonder what my furry serial killers would do if a neighbour's chicken should wander in the garden?

My Carolina Kitchen said...

J'adore your blog. I just discovered it. It's terrific and I shall return.
Sam

Angela in Europe said...

Thanks for stopping by. I love your photos. They remind me of home (Arkansas). Hope you get some good weather your way so you have less to worry about!

Le laquet said...

Nadege beat me to it ... is he planning on commiting suicide in your pot??

Betty C. said...

Nadège and laquet, this is "a" farmhouse, not my house. We don't live in a farmhouse and our only animal is a mini-rabbit who lives in the house like a cat.

I doubt this rooster will end up as coq au vin anytime soon because he is indirectly responsible for the egg production going on...

Marie Reed said...

Maybe he was checking to see if you were have scrambled eggs for breakfast! What an amazing shot!

poppy fields said...

That would be funny to see a rooster on the other side of the window up close like that.

Tinsie said...

Great photos! My compliments to the photographer :-)

Nicole said...

What cool shots and expression. I love that guy!

Jann said...

I LOVE these chics! How about that big rooster strutting his stuff~these are really great shots!