We did way too much farm stuff this weekend. We’ve known that the chicken coop needed work before it could house the new laying flock. We got carried away. Or rather the chicken coop got carried away. We moved it from behind the barn out to the house-side edge of the pasture. We’ll be able […]
lousy photo — i took it in the barn at twilight. nonetheless — he’s the first swallow of spring.
Our egg factories continue to receive far too much attention and far too many luxuries. Especially considering they haven’t produced a single egg yet. Over the weekend we built a fence to surround the Chicken Taj Mahal. The fence isn’t designed so much to keep anything out as to keep the chickens in. Chickens are a […]
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 […]
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:
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.
Mizz Frizzle still has all 10 chicks. They’re growing bigger and bigger all the time. as you can see at least a few of them are also ‘afflicted’ with frizzled feathers.