I was doing dishes Saturday afternoon, looking out the kitchen window, when I saw a flash of a red tail on the other side of the fence and thought a rooster got loose. Then a second later, it came out from behind the brush, and it was a fox! It went all around the two … Continue reading Fox!
I'm horrible with posting their pics daily! These chicks have grown a TON in just nine days! They're like little dinosaurs! I cannot believe I didn't take the pics daily. Looking at them day in and day out, it didn't seem like they were growing all that much until I took one out to take … Continue reading Meat chicks, day 9
The chicks are getting HUGE! Just a few of the nosiest chicks Ted says he's going to start moving them around to the main coop this week. Our meat chicks will be here the week of June 16th so we have to clean the broody house and prep it for them, and these big chicks … Continue reading Building a bigger roost
...is cleaning up the hillside so the chicken fence can be extended and chipping the brush into the current chicken area. Making about the 100th trip back/forth to drag the cut brush to the wood chipper My job = staying on the brake the entire time so the whole tractor/wood chipper set-up doesn't roll over … Continue reading Today’s job…
We raise our own meat; we believe it's a life skill everyone should have because you simply never know what will happen (case in point: the current COVID19 pandemic). We've raised our own beef and our own pork most recently. We have raised our own chickens for meat before, but the last time was before … Continue reading Raising our own meat chicks
We are serious about the garden this year. Ted is on board with my idea of a Victory Garden and is helping make my vision a reality. New beds will be going in across the front yard as fast as Ted can build them, and I'm hoping to add gravel pathways between them so there's … Continue reading Adding raised beds