As everywhere, our weeks are not normal. We continue to do our every day chores and work on projects around the house as best as we can. This last week was a difficult week – we had to put down several chickens, including our much loved rooster Olaf. You may remember that he was being picked on by the goose and several others. We had placed him in the top brooder to keep an eye on him, but he did not get better. We didn’t want to have him suffer, so we put him down along with 2 hens. Continue reading
We have another first in chicken illnesses, I mean a first for us. I suppose that the longer we do this, the more chicken issues we’ll come across. Yesterday, I had a chicken die as I was trying to save it; but Sue assures me it wasn’t my fault. Today Sue found another chicken with an issue and my immediate response was, “Don’t give her to me!” Continue reading
So,typing with one hand and conferencing on the cell with my other. The amazing things we are now able to accomplish from home. This is day 2 for me, working from home. The chickens are nonplussed; they say they work from home all the time with out any issues. So, what’s the big deal, they ask. Not a big deal really. I suppose. Continue reading
So, you’re bored enough with quarantine to check into what’s happening with the farm life, huh?! Well – welcome! I don’t think that we’re as badly affected, here, as other places, e.g.: California. Here, in our county, we have only one case of Covid-19 report and it was on Post. We are being cautious and optimistic. Our chickens are working hard to continue to provide eggs, so we had a little confab with them this afternoon. What follows is the farm’s response. Continue reading
Hello to you on this first day of Spring! After a day of pouring rain, yesterday, our day is definitely Spring like. If it were not for the persistent wind, we would have had perfect weather. Continue reading
Ok. Here it is the very long awaited and much missed egg report. I have no excuse for not sharing the numbers, save for sheer laziness. So, I’ve created a little spreadsheet for you. Hope it fills in whatever you’ve felt was missing from your chicken news life. 🙂 As you can see, the goose has not been contributing to the numbers in some time – lazy goose. Everyone else is doing the best they can. Average daily chicken egg total for this part of the month is 26.8; duck egg, 1.65. Not bad as we work our way toward Spring.
Our friend back home, Leah, has been posting photos, for weeks now, showing heralds of Spring… thought I show you Spring heralds in our garden and talk of some plantings that we hope will take off, come Spring. By the sound of things outside, you can sure tell the birds are ready for Spring. Not just our birds, but all those little wildlings that like to mooch off of the chickens. The strawberry finches are especially vocal this afternoon. Continue reading
We don’t have Bob the Builder working for us, but we do have Trent! My friend’s nephew lives in Bisbee and was hoping to get some extra work. If it’s one thing we have it’s extra work. I just wanted to give you a quick update on the work going on. Continue reading
This weekend, “rescue” was the words of the day. It started out a regular day, with regular items on our to do list… then just kind a took an interesting turn. Looking back on the day, I found that all the big ticket items were along the theme of rescue. Want to see if you can follow my train? Continue reading
This post is dedicated to my friend, Holly.
You know that we have a different types of chickens, two kinds of ducks, some geese, doves, dogs, cats, goats… well, as of this morning we have a unicorn. It’s true, I wouldn’t lie to you, my friends. If you are my friend Holly, you would say that unicorns are always in our midst and it’s up to us to recognize and welcome them and help them to feel at home. Our unicorn was difficult to photograph, but I’ve done my best in the following photos. Continue reading