Busy Weekend Down on the Farm

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 […]

The Chicken Taj Mahal Gets a Fence

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 […]

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 […]

Chicken Update

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.