Friday, July 18, 2014

July

It's been a busy month here.  And it's really hot.  :)  So while it is nice to have the pasture freshly mowed, it's just too hot for playing out there most days. 
We are all well.  In fact, we're all doing really well.  There's just not the time to write about it all.
We are getting ready for an enormous garage sale next week and working on really paring down and letting go of stuff.  It's wonderful,  It's a lot of work!  So, I'll probably be checking back in when that's done.
The little chicks are all still alive and bouncing around everywhere.  We have another hen on the nest, too.  Hope they all make it.  Though what we'll do with 15 more chicks if they all hatch I don't know!
What are you up to?

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Hanging with My Peeps


Amazingly, all seven chicks are still alive & well.  No thanks to this guy.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Surprise!

I had put some bread and scraps out in the pan in the yard for the chickens this morning.  Imagine my surprise when I looked out the window and saw a hen with seven baby chicks hanging out munching on bread crumbs.

We have had about 30 chickens for awhile, but June was a tough month for them.  Free ranging chickens has its downsides.   Two of the oldest gals had to be...culled for medical reasons.  Another died apparently trying to cross the road.  We don't know why she was crossing the road, but she did not make it.  And a fox has been seen skulking around leaving several odd piles of feathers in his wake.  That seemed to have occurred when we had an medical emergency a few weeks ago that left them unattended for 24 hours.

Anyway...I wasn't too sure how many hens we currently had and really hadn't noticed which particular ones were missing.  Some are distinct and we know on sight, others are breeds we have several of and can't tell apart.  It'll be fun to see what we've got now.  Hopefully, all seven will live and be hens as well.  We already have three roosters and do not need anymore.

So, for all the things that go wrong around here when something good like this happens, it makes for a happy day for us all.

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