seriously every morning with these birds

why you should all consider getting chickens
  • a small backyard, a decent fence and the will to make a safe coop for your fluffy dames is all you need to make it happen
  • they will eat your vegetable scraps and gobble down pretty much any kind of food waste, turning discarded crusts and mushy fruit into big fat eggs full of protein!
  • and depending on which breed you buy, they will lay an egg almost every day. free, nutritious food every morning! what other pet will do that?
  • it’s a misconception that eating eggs is inherently cruel, or that you need a rooster for your chickens to lay eggs! all the eggs you buy in supermarkets are unfertilised, which means there is no chance of that egg ever hatching. you’re not eating a potential life, your chickens will lay eggs regardless of whether there’s a rooster around
  • so only buy a rooster to go with your lovely ladies if you want baby chicks - otherwise, just get some girls and enjoy those omelettes!
  • the way cage egg farms are run is terrible, and you can’t always be sure that a free range farm is as idyllic as the picture you see on the carton. lots of sad chookies who can’t perch or scratch or eat grass and clean themselves. :( 
  • this way, you will always be certain that your girls are happy, healthy, doing what chicken are meant to do and eating what chickens should be eating, which means bigger and better eggs for you!
  • you can give eggs to your friends! give eggs to strangers! eggs for everyone!
  • tiny and furious lawnmowers. chickens LOVE grass, especially clover. if you have a small backyard, they will do all the work of keeping the grass trimmed. 
  • a caution, pls buy your chicken a friend - they will get lonely if you only buy one. my friend had two chickens and one died, leaving Gizmo all alone. she got depressed and stopped laying, so they put her in the rabbit hutch. now she has a best friend bunny called Jimmy and she’s very happy! she often sits on him and purrs.
  • chickens are good around most other pets - cats and chickens usually regard each other with mutual indifference and disdain, but they generally bond with dogs. however, if you know your pooch or kitty is particularly aggressive, make sure you check it won’t be a problem!
  • scratch scratch scratch, scratch party!!
  • one time I was cleaning out the stables and my chicken came over, saw that I was using a big rake and went !!!! scratch time!!! and she started scratching furiously next to me like she was trying to help
  • they’re very clean animals and will clean themselves every day with a dust bath and a thorough preening
  • when it starts raining it takes them a good 10 seconds to process what’s happening, then they RUN to shelter
  • gloriously stupid tiny velociraptor running
  • peck peck peck. is food? I check! peck. not food!
  • rip all snails and slugs that live in your garden
  • they will also go after mice and spiders
  • chicken poop is great fertiliser! when you clean out their coop, spread the poo on your garden and watch your flowers and veggies grow!
  • kiddos LOVE chickens!!
  • seriously, looking after chickens is a great job for little kids - any little fella can fill up their water and give them some food, and collecting a warm, fresh egg every morning is so rewarding for them!!! 
  • hours of entertainment watching their antics
  • some (not all) like a cuddle! the ladies will let you know what their preference is. they may also gently peck and groom you because they love you.
  • you can give them fancy names like lottie, ethel and lady beatrice so it sounds like they’re a supporting cast in a Jane Austen novel
  • in conclusion give a pretty chicken a happy home today

even more doodles, been pretty into humanized stuff lately

here we have

1.) Good morning, Artemis. As heir to the night, Arte really isn’t a morning person and they hate being awake after the sun has risen. Lookit that cosmic bedhead and smudgy make-up. Jeez, get it together Arte

Arte needs about a gallon of coffee to function in the morning and usually drinks it scalding hot out of the pot
Celestia and Iridescence comparatively are quite perky and sing-songy in the morning and make Artemis want to throw themselves off a cliff
Eerie in particular is fond of engaging the castle ponies in sweeping, sugary princess-y musical numbers just to annoy Arte, poor bird person

do you like their coffee mug it was hand painted special by jamboree sandwich

2.) Testing a design for human Pinkie Pie. I thought her Equestria Girls design was pretty cute, and her mane design and color palette translated well onto a human model. But I’m really not a fan of EQG’s ultra homogeneous body types/heights/clothing (seriously why does every girl wear a skirt and clunky knee-high boots??). I feel like Pinkie would be quite petite, the shortest in the Mane Six, and quite a chubster. She was chubby back in her adventurin’ days, and got even rounder after having her kids. She’s in full Mom! design here, complete with snazzy up-do and mom jeans

I meant for her to just be saying “eyyy” in general but it looks like she’s breaking the forth wall and gesturing to that other drawing

3.) Cheese Sandwich and Pinkie height comparison. Pinkie is wee, while Cheese is a goddamn redwood tree, all tall and lanky. He loves his beautiful smol chubby wife even though he’s gotta practically stoop down to kiss her

4.) Cheese Sandwich has been the easiest humanization thus far. Just kinda channeled Weird Al Yankovic, with curly Einstein hair
stfu cheese nobody wants to hear your corny ass dad jokes
except cupcake but that’s only because she loves you or something

Pinkie and Cheese have three kids, and the twins PB and J Sandwich take after daddy Cheese in height and build. Cupcake is built more like Pinkie, quite short and curvy, but much more muscular. Jam is totally jealous she didn’t get curves like her mom and Cuppy but they assure here that she’s beautiful the way she is (Artemis also assures her of this…eventually)

Some J/B/M Headcannons no one asked for

-Joly is the shortest, no questions asked, he’s around 5.4 ft, Bossuet is next at a height of around 5.9ft while Chetta is the fucking BFG at around 6.2ft. 

-Bossuet cannot handle the stairs in their house, he trips down them every single goddamn time. So Joly (fearing he will get brain damage if this continues) tapes pillows under the stairs he falls over most frequently.                      

-Chetta is usually quiet and passive, preferring to read a good book and listen to calming music than get involved in public fights or any other shit like that. However, the moment someone insults her boys she will go full mama bear mode on them. Seriously, someone takes the piss out of Joly because of his leg, or Bossuet because he’s black, they will have 6.2ft of unadulterated rage on their asses

-Joly is an early bird while Chetta and Bossuet both aren’t. So every morning (after he’s watched the sunrise) he will make them both breakfast in bed.

-JBM own a pool. Bossuet uses it to muck around and practise his cannonballs, while Joly usually just dips his feet into the water and read, as he can’t swim well with his leg. Chetta either finds her favourite and reads with Joly and pretends to be annoyed at Bossuet unsubtly splashing her or compete with Boss for the best dive (judged by Joly of course) 

-They basically live in a library, between Chetta and Joly they own shelves and shelves of books. And Bossuet loves it. While he doesn’t read much, he couldn’t be happier when his partners both snuggle up to him on the couch reading. Joly’s curled up in a blanket and resting his head on his shoulder while Chetta is lying down, holding the book over her head as she reads with her head restong on his lap. 

-Every year on Joly’s birthday, he will get hopelessly pampered. Both Chetta and Bossuet somehow manage to turn it into a friendly competition, who can spoil Joly the most? At the end of each birthday, Chetta and Bossuet will always ask who won, and every single time Joly will answer that they all did. And you know what? Chetta and Bossuet are always happy with that result. 

-They will find any excuse to tell each other stories. Seriously, whether its before bed or whether one of them is feeling like crap or just because they will. Chetta always tells them ancient myths or epics, while Bossuet always has some crazy story over some misadventure he found himself in recently (just his luck amirite) and Joly tells these heartwarming stories he found online, usually about someone with some serious illness beating their odds and overcoming their disease. 

anonymous asked:

so awhile ago u did some maria/Eliza hcs and I was wondering if u had any others ??

oooh omg ok yes.. (ps i’m kinda working on a mariza mermaid AU that someone requested but it’s finals season so thats hard to do as well aa)

here are some summer lesbian mariza hc’s 4 ur soul:

  • on summer nights, when maria wakes up shaking, eliza has the two of them get in her pickup, and they drive to a field by her house. it’s filled with violets and buttercups and black-eyes susans. she puts one arm around maria’s shoulder and just lets her breathe into her neck. it grounds her. they look at the stars and idly pick flowers until they can hear birds chirping in the early morning as the sky is slowly stained  with the sun.
  • maria makes the best waffles that anyone in the schuyler family has ever had. seriously. every sunday morning, the house is filled with the smell of butter and maple syrup. even peggy wakes up early to eat them. they’re fluffy and wonderful–angelica loves to drown their’s in chocolate syrup, which eliza think is disgusting. whatever.
  • maria tastes like strawberry chewing gum and homeade applesauce, and her skin is like velvet under eliza’s fingertips. she spends hours tracing pictures on maria’s back. she writes out a three letter sentence, over and over– to scared to say it again, but meaning every syllable.
  • they don’t fight often, but when they do, they’re both shaking. their worst fight was a humid day, when everything was too stuffy and the house was too small. the walls felt like they were closing in on maria. she just couldn’t stop yelling and her throat was raw for days. now, they’re better with communication. they’re better at talking.
  • eliza likes to wear this cute little blue sundress to parties that drives maria up the wall. the way it spins around her thighs when she’s dancing, the way it clings to her collar bones. it makes maria want to capture her lips with her own and taste the raspberries on her tongue.