I never really got into theoretical math, although I am drawn toward theoretical physics (string theory, quantum mechanics, and dark energy), because it just blows my mind – I would never have succeeded in pursuing this as a career path because… I just really don’t like math. But, we all have heard something about chaos theory and “the butterfly effect,” right? Here’s an easy definition from “Fractal Foundation“: Continue reading
It’s been a long week with a whole lot of stuff going on… but not so much on the farm. Just lots going on for us in the outside world. We’re just really glad it’s Friday! Thought I’d give you a quick update on a couple of things that we touched on this week and talk a bit about the weekend. As usual, the weekend plans are up in the air – always depends on the weather – but we have hope that we’ll be able to move the RCW to a new spot again; it’s time. Continue reading
I’m back and we’re on to our regularly scheduled programming for the foreseeable future. Right after I got back, Sue began work on another little chicken tractor for the meat chicks. So she’s honing her construction skills, yet again. The meat birds are growing like gang busters and will be ready for the outside by sometime next week, most likely. Sue’s making another tractor so we can put them out to pasture. This is a pic of the frame all done. She’s making this one quite a bit smaller so it’s easier to haul around the field. These birds don’t do too much wandering around, they mostly sit and mack out on the feed, so they don’t need a ton of space, simply protection and the ability to stretch their legs should they choose. Since our friend, Ron (he is ever so helpful, that Ron guy), fixed the solar charger, we’ll be able to hook the smaller electric fence up to help protect these guys out in the field. They will be the happiest meat birds on the block! Continue reading
Sometimes its the little things that make you happy. Sue sent me this photo of a small cactus plant in bloom. The bloom seems to be twice the size of the plant itself. I wasn’t sure it was going to make it at first. Now I think I need to move it since it’s really close to a chicken run – the run wasn’t there when I first planted a little cactus garden. Continue reading
I know that Friday was a rather brief post and you are all lining up for more – like chickens waiting for their afternoon scratch. They beg just like dogs – as you can see here, they hang their heads out between the fence, just watching for Sue to emerge with the white bucket of scratch. To our chickens, all food comes out of a bucket. If you walk into their run with a bucket, they will follow you everywhere. Continue reading
They are here, yes indeed. I think this will be a pictorial post with all the new chick (and duckling) cuteness we could come up with. So incredibly sweet. The chicks all arrived safe and sound. they were really crammed into their box, but seemed none the worse for wear when Sue brought them home and opened up the box. It was then a matter of getting them under the warming light, dipping their beaks in the water for their first drink, and letting them eat and sleep. Grow, grow, grow little guys. Today was the first day I saw the little duckling out of the nest. He was peep-peeping for his mama today and she really didn’t want me getting very close to him at all, but we were able to snap a few photos of the little one. Let’s just share what we have below.
Ok, that’s it for our Friday. We’ll have more information for you on Monday, plus the egg and weather reports! Hope you all have an amazing weekend. Until then, as always~
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It’s the first of May, so happy May day; here are some roses for you to celebrate! This is one of the climbing rose bushes that mom gave Sue, which we planted this Spring. They are settling in just grand and are set to bloom and bloom and bloom. Glad they like their spot. We’ll continue to add more to the front fencing area. Continue reading
Ok, everyone- I just want to let you know that my laptop is not turning on… why? Who knows? What this means is that I’m going to be blogging from my phone. What that means is that the posts are gonna be Shiite and sweet for a bit, until I can figure out what’s up, or rather, get someone else to figure out what is going on. I guess you can figure out that this has nothing to do with the title, right?! Continue reading
Looking forward to this weekend. We have some fun things planned as well as some projects and I’m hoping to get them all in. We also want to take care a few things for impending events. We can talk about those later. I can tell you that we are still on duckling watch. Had a short scare that she’d given up this morning, but she just got off the nest to stretch her legs and get some fresh air. Sue was telling me that is smelled really bad in there this morning. So the mama maybe needed to clean out her nose for a bit. Either way, she got back on the nest and doesn’t seem to be giving up just yet. We’ll let her decide. Continue reading
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. – Dale Carnegie
In my mind, this post was going to take on a slightly different slant, but then Sue sent me this beautiful photo of the old-fashioned climbing rose growing over at the “dinky house”. It is so genuine and gorgeous. Easiest care rose around this place. It grows when it’s time, blooms when it wants; is as happy as punch if you simply remember to water it every once in a while. Brings a smile to my face whenever I think about it. Got me thinking – what else around our farm gets us smiling? Turns out that there’s quite a lot that does! I really need to think about this today. Continue reading