“Hey Guys, We Have Wings!!!”

I mentioned earlier, that having the chickens and ducks outside the front door has been pretty awesome.   Most of the time everyone gets along well and this is the first winter in years I have not been running two different coops. They get along well but competition for food is fierce.  The ducks are…

One a Week Photo Challenge 2017- Ceiling

Last year, I had a perfect record of late or nonexistent entries into the 2016 Photo Challenge hosted by some awesome blog buddies of mine.  Aran Artisan, Sandra and Cathy. They were nice enough to invite me to play again this year in the One a Week Photo Challenge.  This week’s (probably actually last week’s,…

Photo Challenge- Tension

As the land thaws and spring approaches- there are many interesting moments on the homestead.  I picked the picture below for the word of the week “tension.”  Thus far the two roosters have shown little aggression towards each other, but then again I have been keeping them apart. Only time will tell as they grow if they will stay…

A Day Of Rest

Fall is here!  Mornings on the homestead now necessitate a hat and sweatshirt. The first tree in the yard has turned. Most fall days are spent preparing for the coming cold but since Sunday is a day of rest; I will.   It is good to reflect on what we have done and all there is still left…

IT’S MELTING!

Today, I reveled in the sound of snow melt running off our roof through the open window. Three weeks ago I declared winter to be over and this afternoon I believed it.  I even saw ground on the side of the road. GROUND! Ground that had been uncovered by natural forces rather than mechanical means.  It is…

How To Tell If You Are ‘The Crazy Chicken Lady.’

When two of your FB friends (who don’t know each other and live thousands of miles apart) post pictures on your wall of chicken sweaters; you know you might be a ‘crazy chicken lady.’   Before, I could say that those are “very cool and a little silly but that I’m not that far gone yet,” then…

New Layers And Old Favorites Made Easy.

After letting the larger flock out this morning I found two little green gems tucked in the corner. Judging by the size and location of these little jewels I believe them to be the first eggs of one of the new flock members!  The older ladies have a monopoly on the laying boxes so it…

A Chickie story

When I was young, my dad used to tuck me in at night and tell me a “Chickie Story.”  He would make these stories up on the spot with me as “Chickie.” Most of the time these stories consisted of him rehashing what I had done that day- only in chicken land.  A while ago I…

Spaz and Her Fortress of Spazatude

I have mentioned in a few posts that we have one chicken who has seceded from the flock.  Even though she has no problem getting in and out of the fences. Exhibit A: Recently she has decided not to return at night to roost.  The first few days of this new behavior I was worried when she…