I didn’t get as much completed today as I did yesterday. Still, every step completed is a helpful step. In the picture below, you can see part of yesterday’s work and today’s. The scrap wood comes from my husband’s friend, who imports sculptures and carvings from his native village in Africa. (He does some himself,… Continue reading Upgrades
Finally doing well enough to work on some of the projects I meant to complete over the summer. The days are already getting noticeably shorter — and up here, that means it’s going get cold long before I’m ready for it. Spent time today dismantling the small interior coop I’d put together in a rush… Continue reading Coop ‘n’ Stuff
Went back to TSC for the remaining chicks on sale for 25/c each.Some lady had returned 4 Cornish Rocks she bought yesterday because she “didn’t realize they were a meat bird.” Apparently, I did a very good impression of the Tommy Lee Jones implied facepalm. So, today’s haul was about $80 of chicks … for… Continue reading More chicks
Two days before we left for DragonCon, my husband was working late night (as he does) and noticed eyes up at the run. This lead to the positive identification of the intruders — two raccoons. At that point, there were six hens (out of approximately three dozen birds) and two roosters left. The roosters attempted… Continue reading Damned Raccoons
I have been lackadaisical about updating this page, because, frankly, I’ve been sick. Pregnancy does not agree with me. Thankfully, I have had support with the minimal activities of caring for the animals, and days where I could actually accomplish anything. (Side note: Pregnancy, plus migraines, plus concussion, plus stomach flu, plus ear infection, plus… Continue reading Updates
The expensive Calico Orpington chicks have presented a unique issue. It’s also killing them. They appear to not understand that shoving themselves into every hole they possibly see is a bad idea for their health. I’ve lost several to this weird fetish of theirs. One had shoved itself into a CHICK FEEDER, wings twisted up… Continue reading Burrowing Chickens?
It may finally be Spring, as heralded by the constant drizzle for several days. We had an event trip, where I field-trialed my freeze dried foods. That went well. I got to eat REAL FOOD while traveling. So cool. But my knee decided to act up, and made it difficult for me to take care… Continue reading Spring, Finally, Maybe?
It has been a week of new additions here. First, the Saga of the USPS Shipment. Some painfully expensive chicks were purchased because the breeder had a substantial hatch occur, and there were enough to justify the acquisition (plus shipping costs). Same breeder as the Black Copper Marans hatching eggs that are currently in the… Continue reading Chicks, Buns, and more Chicks
Yeah, yeah, I know what the time stamp will say. 🙂 But I haven’t gone to bed yet, so it counts. I just wanted to post the picture of cute new born rabbit kits. It’s a meat mutt litter, unless one turns up with a characteristic I’m looking for in the crossing. Nine, the largest… Continue reading 4/13/19
After several days of being barely functional due to migraine, I managed to beat it back early this afternoon. Naturally, this meant I had to shoehorn in all of the tasks I meant to accomplish on Saturday AND Sunday only on about half of Sunday. Accordingly, I’m a bit tired. 🙂 Two of the current… Continue reading Long day