This whole thing really is an adventure. I am ridiculously excited that as of today we have have 9 of this year's chickens laying, even though I'm not positive which ones are laying. We know it is May, Carmella, Pepper, Butterscotch, and Rae, and then #6 is a bluish-green egg that can really only be… Continue reading Where the Green Grass Grows
Yay for harvesting and using our own food again! We have been getting at least 5 eggs a day for a few days now, and I think we have 8? of the 12 pullets from this spring laying now. Yesterday we got 7. I made up a big batch of egg salad a few days… Continue reading Living the Dream
Luckily I got a bigger egg basket to collect eggs because today we got FOUR eggs. The newest egg is a very pale blue, so my best guess is that it is Winter, Carmella, or Hershey. I have seen Carmella in the nesting boxes quite a bit so I will tentatively call it hers. Winter… Continue reading Circle of Life
That's right! You have Suzy Homemaker, Debbie Downer, Chatty Cathy, Rosie the Riveter, and now Heather Homesteader! Okay I would never have the guts to be a REAL homesteader without it being a necessity (I have to acknowledge the possibility of catastrophic things happening, crazy 500 year storms, power grid failures etc) but I am… Continue reading Heather Homesteader
You might have seen my post a couple days ago, maybe not, but we got another new hen laying eggs! As with May, the first one was on the floor and we had no idea who dropped it there. We had our guesses, and then figured out in the following days that it was indeed… Continue reading Egg-celent!
I keep telling people that I can't figure out how to get our cows pregnant. Then I stop and laugh and say, "Let me rephrase that. I know the MECHANICS of getting a cow pregnant, I just can't figure out the logistics of getting our cows pregnant with no bulls their breed/size around here that… Continue reading That’s a Load of Bull
Yes that is right. We have magical chickens that can teleport, well, just one I guess. Little miss Bridget is still broody, so last night when we were closing the barn up we decided to kick her out of the coop and close the doors to force her to find somewhere else to sleep for… Continue reading Magical Teleporting Chickens