Fall has arrived...of course it came in with a wham. One day it was warm and summer-like and the next day it was cool and Autumn. The chickens are laying so many eggs that we can't keep up with the demand. I took two 18 packs to my cousins at a family birthday gathering a … Continue reading Fall Farm Update
I've made quite a few mistakes in the past week. I am confident in myself to publicly say "I've made a mistake"...or two. Or more Here they are... 1. The chicken was not eaten by a predator. Ducky MoMo was hiding in the hayloft. The same hayloft that we had canvassed four times already. But, … Continue reading My Mistakes
I'm missing a chicken. Well, I was missing a chicken, but then she was there. Smack dab in the middle of the flock. Then she was gone again. Nowhere to be seen when it's time to lock up the hens when the sun has gone down. Chickens will instinctually head to the chicken coop when … Continue reading Where’s Ducky MoMo?
In a previous post I wrote you may remember that our duck, A Khaki Campbell named Patty, was laying on a nest of eggs. 12 eggs... She began to lay her eggs when we were on our vacation in Florida. My dad noticed that our male ducks, the drakes, were hanging around behind our … Continue reading Ducklings
Well... I don't have much to say right now. It's hot. The sisters are away at summer camp all week. Summer is barreling down on us here at the farm. The pool keeps turning green. The flies are pestering the horse. The duck is still laying on her nest of eggs. I'm giving her one … Continue reading Not Much To Say
We got up earlyish on May 25th as we were hoping to set out on our road trip to Florida by 7am. Man-Farmer went out to the barn as he normally does to open the pasture gate for the pony, Buttercup Luck. He opens the chicken coop door so that the 4 chickens and 8 … Continue reading Poultry Problems
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I THOUGHT spring was coming last week. It was warm and sunny. I propped the back door open so the cats could go in and out as they pleased. Then, yesterday...ACK! It was so cold! The sun was a no-show. It was drizzly and my bones felt wet all day. My kids came home from … Continue reading Spring Chicks
I'm trying something new. Something I've thought about doing, but didn't know really how to get started. Or how to present my idea to the public. But, fate and time have intersected and now I'm gonna give it a go. I'm going to make some of my farm photos into notecards to sell at a … Continue reading Farm Photography
What a difference a day makes. Yesterday was warm, yet breezy, and today is cold and mucho breezy. It's flat-out windy. And I remember why I so dislike winter. I mean, give me a crisp winter day where the air is still and there's a few inches of nice compact snow. The sun is shining … Continue reading Remembering That Everyday Is A Gift