Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
~ The hens enjoying some green grass after
Organic Water ? (LOL)
~ Mya eating frozen blackberries treats I had thawed out and forgot about , my loss / their gain. I was rewarded well for this treat though , collected 6 eggs yesterday afternoon ~
~ Little Missy feeding Shadow leaves (LOL) ~
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
put 4 or more vanilla beans in each pint jar , add 2 cups of 100 proof vodka , put lid on each jar and shake , be sure to label and add date. I also marked the calender with the date that it will be ready. In six to eight weeks , you can strain it or leave the vanilla beans in and strain as needed. I leave the beans in , because they add more flavor over time. I added a tbsp of this flavoring to the snow cream I made for Valentine's Day and it tasted like French Vanilla ice cream , umm ~ sooo good.
The weatherman is saying we might see an inch or 2 of snow tonight , so maybe we'll have snow cream one more time before " Spring ".
Hope Everyone is having a good week !
~ Blessings ~
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Chief Little Roo has try to claim the new flock as his girls , he just kept standing there admiring them :0)
Afterwards , he had something to crow about (LOL).
( It was the first time I've saw him crowing )
Of course , then we had a crowing contest going on :0)
I was late going to shut the hens up last night , my Mom called as I was getting ready to go out to the chicken coop. After talking with her and my sister for awhile , I headed out to shut the coop for the night. I went to get the little hen from the holding pen outside and she was gone. I looked a long time for her , so long that Dh came out to see what was wrong. He thought I might have run into that bear (LOL) , I told him about the missing hen. There were no signs of a struggle , no feathers on the ground , no animal prints and the makeshift pen was intact , but the little hen was nowhere to be found. I checked inside the coop and everyone seemed fine , no ruckus or signs of anything happening. So we finally gave up the hunt , hopping she would be there this morning. I introduced the new flock to the roost Sunday night. I couldn't wait a week , they kept trying to fly up in the pen to get to the roosting area , so I decided I would let them out and see what happened. The older hens weren't exactly thrilled about them , but after a little pecking , the new girls ended up on top of the nesting boxes roosting with the roosters. Hopefully in time they'll all become one flock. Anyway , I went out as soon as it was light enough to see this morning and there was the little hen hanging out with the guinea. I was happy that she survived her night out , but now she's sequestered to the little pen in the coop until she gets a little older. I guess she flew out of the holding pen and the other hens wouldn't let her back in the coop , so she must have found a safe roosting place outside last night , she may have roosted in the trees with the guinea (LOL). Thankfully it all ended well.
Monday, February 22, 2010
~ Took Little Froggy for a Ride in the Wagon ~
~ The Hens found a New Watering Place ~
~ The Guinea enjoyed Sunning ~
~ Sunday afternoon I took a walk to my cousin's house to check on him , he's been having some health issues. On the way back home , I decided it was time to pick up the litter along the road , so I grabbed a few bags and got to work. It was a gorgeous afternoon , Sunday afternoon is the best time for picking up litter along this road , because it's very busy during the week. I gathered 2 bags , one holds the recyclables and the other one has trash. I didn't get finished , hopefully I'll get the rest picked up soon . Well , that sums up my " Sunny Weekend ". ~
Did you have a Sunny Weekend ?
~ Green Blessings ~
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
~ The 5 new Hens ~
Yesterday , Dh and I made the drive to pick-up 5 new hens. I've been wanting some Ameraucana chickens , they lay blue/green eggs. They're known as the " Easter Egg Layer " chickens. I found 5 chickens on craigslist and two of those were Ameraucana, so I contacted the lady about them and made arrangements to pick them up yesterday. The hens are 18 weeks old and should be laying soon , can't wait to be blessed with blue/green eggs :0). This flock also included a production black hen that's suppose to lay a white egg . I put the small pen in the coop so I could keep them separated from the other hens . I was hopping they would accept the small Partridge rock hen into their flock , but that didn't happen either , they kept pecking at her , so I had to remove her from that pen and make a separate pen for her. All of them will be in their pens for about a week , then I plan to put them on the roost with the other hens one night after everyone has settled down for the night. Hopefully , they'll become one flock soon.
~Warmest Blessings ~
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I put the chicken poo filled straw in my herb/garden bed. I'm trying to build the soil up in that bed. Fern , the little red hen just had to see what was going on , she's my most curious hen and will jump in the middle of whatever I'm doing to get a better view , she hopped up on the wheelbarrow as I was heading back to the house after finishing up , guess she thought I had a wheelbarrow full of treats (LOL).
After finishing my chores , I walked around and took a look at the garlic , it's peeking out in the garden bed near the garage. The garlic in the big garden is looking good , I need to add more mulch to it soon. My spinach is still living , it must be very cold hardy to make it through this winter. , this year was the first time I've ever grown spinach. We've had the coldest winter on record in thirty years or more. On a better note , 30 more days til the 1st day of Spring , Yay !
So ........ what's going on around your homestead ?
~ Green Blessings ~
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Chief Little Roo
Breakfast is served !
I'm out , but these other chickens aren't so nice !
Time to Earn my Keep !
Free Ranging ...........
Got Eggs ?
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
I received earrings , ring and a new purse from my youngest daughter & the boys and a box of candy from Dh.
And the day ended with this view ............................................................
~ Many Blessings ~