Sunday, April 27, 2014
After a hearty breakfast of eggs from our lone laying Ameraucana, I headed out to do chores. The old fence around the raised bed garden was removed, and the beds moved to their new home. The gate to the goat pen was covered in a piece of fence in hopes that the fox won't be able to get in. Multiple piles of manure were removed from the horse pasture, although that project is far from complete. My youngest and I created a vermicompost bin for the worms she's been collecting and the kitchen scraps I've been collecting. I wrestled my two Nigi does to trim their hooves. Now that chore is completed for a while. Finally, I ended my day going on a hay run.
Today is a windy, gloomy day with chances of rain and dreaded snow. It's the perfect time to recover from a day of hard labor and to return to the craft projects piling up in the dining room. Ahhhhhhh, relax!
Saturday, April 26, 2014
|Miss Kay, Phil, Si, and Willie, and yes they are all girls. |
I have a BIG Duck Dynasty fan in the family.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
After an eggstatic Monday morning when one of my new layers started laying, Monday night was wrought with poultry carnage. Monday evening I got busy with dinner, cranky kids, exhausted stressed out hubby. At around 10 pm I lay in bed, relaxing while reading a dog training book by Jon Katz. Somehow while reading my mind began to wander. Jon's farm ramblings often lead me to start thinking of my farm. This is when I realized no one had shut the pop door on the chicken coop. I threw on a coat and boots and high tailed it to the coop with our lab rottie mix, Chug, at my heals. I quickly shut up the chickens, but discovered that the fox had beat me to the coop. Nearly all of my new birds were gone. I was sick!! I was even more furious to discover that the wily little devil was sneaking under the goat gate, onto a goat house, onto the chicken coop roof, onto an old rabbit hutch next to the coop, and in. Needless to say I am not a happy person. Next purchase...shot gun!
Monday, April 14, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Dear Me, Myself, & I,
Today was the last day we will be allowed to attend any type of livestock sale without adult supervision. We had a complete lack of self control. The plan for the day was to attain 2 laying hens. We returned home with 2 layers, 3 chicks, and a bunny.
These are the new rules:
1. You are not to attend livestock sales without a chaperone.
2. Do not attend sales with a cute, influential child.
3. Leave your purse in the car.
|Not my pony, there was no way I was getting pics of his theatrics.|
Friday, April 4, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
|Baby Abner and Eli|
They are now grown with babies of their own.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Once pedicure time was over, my youngest daughter and I attempted to groom everyone. Attempted, because the boys are shedding so badly, I could have spent hours on just the pony. Whew, it looks like an animal was eaten in the pasture. There is hair everywhere! Each horse was thoroughly groomed; including manes, tails, and faces. Frank and Flash got their blankets put back on. The weather is supposed to turn cold in the next few hours with the threat of snow; I need to make sure my two senior horses stay warm and keep their weight on. Now everyone has healthy hooves and coats. A good days horse work!
Now I'm off to the feed store. It's a ranch girls shopping mall!