The snow has just about all melted — now we’re having floods. But here are a few of the best pictures from the December snow storms. We are very grateful to have Adventure Truck on our side. He got us off the farm and safely back every single day of the storm except Christmas. Somedays we only …
Category Archives: animals
TGIF: Chickens — The Essay
The final version of my photo essay on our chickens is up. Click on this running chicken for more pictures!
Shearing Day Report
Today was shearing day. There were only 6 animals so it went quickly. Here’s what the crew looked like before: Here Jason is shearing the first victim, er Mutton: And here’s what they look like now:
Barn Swallows are Back
Each summer we have several nests of barn swallows. Late last week I watched the first of the barn swallows fly across the pasture. This morning I had the first evidence that housekeeping has started. One of the oldest/biggest nests is perched on top of the flood light over the feed room in the barn. As …
Just for amusement value. This is what life looks like around here in the spring. Click on the photo to embiggen. Really, it’s worth it. I’ll wait… And here he is looking a little less goony.
The frizzled banty hen has managed to hide out and hatch a handful of chicks. Jim caught this one out for a snack. Hopefully they will stay in the barn long enough to grow to be too big for the crows to terrorize.
Mz. Frizzle and her brood of 10 are out and about every day now.
It’s time for a dog tidy! Before: During: After:
Meanwhile… …Back at the Ranch
I’ve been working on updates and upgrades and all around tidying to the web sties. It is unsettling to know that of all the information provided on all my sites and blogs. The thing people most want to know about and to look at are: the chicken pictures… sigh.
Playing Catch Up.
A new toy. But before we can do anything about that… We have to fix this. Yeah, that’s pretty much half of the dash pulled out. Tomorrow night the other half comes out. All because I don’t like cold feet. (Update to the update — Jim got it all done and buttoned back up on Sunday. Good thing …