Since the weather has been warming up we have been enjoying the extra outdoor space in our own backyard. During our walks we have discovered some interesting findings. Our first discovery is hundreds of field mice. During the daytime you see them running about between little holes. During the evenings you see hundreds of holes.Continue reading “Investigating our backyard”
We had an amazing Saturday with temperatures in the 50s. I let the 4 new silkies outside for some fresh air. They have been getting a little stinky inside so out to the barn they go. We built a mini brooder in the barn to keep them warm and away from the rest of theContinue reading “One day of spring”
With the weather swinging from warm to cold the chickens and kids have enjoyed seeing some grass outside. The kids enjoying the wet backyard. Ringo and Martha have become quite a couple and I have experienced true life on the farm- chickens mating. Martha is a welsummer and is probably the smartest chicken we have. Continue reading “Winter, spring, winter”
We have had a turbulant couple of days on the farm. I noticed a couple of days ago, Warhammer was having difficulty walking. She was not able to curl her toes. I brought her in out of the cold but her health dramatically declined over the next 24 hours. By Thursday evening she was notContinue reading “Our highs and lows”
We have a mystery layer that has given me 2 eggs of gigantic proportions. I finally bought one of those cute scales to weigh the egg.
Since we have moved out to Corcoran, we enjoy hanging around the house more and tinker about. This is a pretty significant change in our approach to weekends vs. when we lived in the condo- our tradition in the condo was to pack our weekend full of activities so we were at home as littleContinue reading “Upgrades in the Hen House”
We have been finding an egg a day. We have found 1 giant egg and 2 little ones in 2 different boxes. After doing a Google search, I research different ways in finding out if hens are laying eggs. I discovered that if you tip them upside down and check there vent you can findContinue reading “Chicken Tipping”
So we were super excited to see two eggs yesterday. We knew one of the hens we picked up last weekend had been laying. Today we all rushed out to the barn to see if we had any more and I was happy to see another egg. The laying welsummer hen has been named Martha.Continue reading “Sherlock Holmes Case”
I recently took a trip to St Louis for a conference and I was surprised at how eager I was to look at reviews online for local restaurants and try different foods. I decided when I came back home that I should take the same approach in my local area. I talked with a coworkerContinue reading “Supper Club- United Noodle (Minneapolis)”
We rushed home due to a snow storm but we’re extactic to find 2 surprises in the nesting box. Our first eggs.