Ted saved the neighbor lady across the hill. She was in a panic because she was going through a basket of clothes, and the shirt moved. It was a snake. She's petrified of them. She tossed the basket out her front door and messaged to ask for help so we went over. "Ohhhh...just don't move, … Continue reading Snake!
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!
It was an absolutely gorgeous day here on the farm, so Ted fixed the chicken coop door, and then I said, "Let's clean out the garage while it's not hot!" He agreed, and we got busy. We've been out here for five hours, trying to organize all of the tools and farm stuff and gardening … Continue reading Eek!! Snake!!!!!
Gramma called me the other night and said there were three tiny raccoons on her porch but no mother. She said she was sure they were still nursing age, and she was worried about them. I grabbed the cat carrier and a can of cat food and headed down. My plan was to scoop them … Continue reading Raccoon babies!
I love taking pictures of my hens out free ranging in the yard and forest. They're so happy and healthy. Their feathers are sleek and shiny and thick, and their combs are brightly colored. Their feet are clean and just beautiful. Their eyes are alert and always on the hunt for a few bugs … Continue reading Happy hen pics
I was in my home office just a little bit ago, finishing an end of year parent/teacher conference with a student and parent, when I looked out my office window. I immediately noticed Luci under the trampoline, murdering playing with something that looked to be larger than a mouse. I ran outside to see what … Continue reading Saved from the mouth of Luci(fer) herself!
The day before we went to Chicago, we went to Tractor Supply for some little item...and I saw these... This happened to be the half off bin which made the meatbirds 99 cents each, and I could not pass up such a great deal! I came home with 13 of the little boogers. I couldn't … Continue reading Meatbird time again!
I was heading to town at lunch the other day and noticed the chickens were all grouped inside the covered run. The rooster was crowing every so often, and he was keeping the hens behind him. Suddenly, a heavy shadow broke from the trees and drug across the chicken run like fingernails on a chalkboard! … Continue reading Chicken hawks!
It's been twelve days since I've posted anything on the blog! So what in the world have I been up to??? I'm glad you've asked! I teach at an e-school (online/virtual school) in Ohio. Our summer break is not the entire summer like most school districts get; instead, I get from June 16th through July … Continue reading Where have I been?
These are bad dogs (sometimes). They're usually great, but every spring, they hear the call of the wild and go into straight up wolf mode, killing any chicken that gets outside the chicken yard. Last week, they killed three. They don't even eat them; they just break their necks and leave them near the fence … Continue reading Bad dogs and dumb chickens