When we worked outside last weekend, Ted brought up several loads of composted manure from the barn. Some went into my raised beds, but a bunch went into the chicken run. They are LOVING IT! They packed and scratched in it to find all the tasty bugs until it was dark. Here's a little video … Continue reading Putting the chickens to work
The chickens love free ranging. They love pecking and scratching through the yard, driveway, and woods for tasty buggy treats. This young rooster is just gorgeous. His tail feathers have that green sheen to them that game birds have. He struts his stuff around the hens like crazy, but they just ignore him for the … Continue reading Fluffy butts on parade
I snapped a few pics this morning while out on the farm... This is a volunteer pumpkin... Luci sunning herself Daisy stalking bugs and imaginary mice The flowers and that big pumpkin all grew in this huge pile of dirt/cow manure setting near the new pig pasture...it turned into a pollinator garden and has been … Continue reading Morning pics
I love the beautiful view from my porch today...flowers, a calming waterfall, colorful fish, and chickens enjoying some watermelon! I love working from home. I get to sit here on my porch and enjoy all of this while completing annual teacher training online. It's so peaceful!
We're cleaning the chicken coop right now, and we're past the physical part I do... ..so I corralled the gang out of the coop into a small area so they would be out from underfoot but still have a birds eye view (Ha!) of all the action. This is Ted's fun now (he loves playing … Continue reading Favorite past time
Annnd so the chickens have to be locked up in the run and the coop during the day. No more free ranging for a while unfortunately. The fox is so brave that it came inside our yard and tried to take a chicken that was pecking around in the grass about 8 feet from our … Continue reading The fox is back!
I was looking back over my photographs, and then I realized that I completely forgot to post that Noble Farms called us and told us to come down and buy all of that corn if we wanted it! It took us a couple of days of scrambling to figure out where to get a dump … Continue reading Corn, corn, more corn!