Getting Ready for the Sheep!

Excavation is underway!

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Chicks First Adventure Outside

Yesterday, the chicks explored the big world outside for the first time.  Sally and Hazel (Golden Buffs) were the first to explore.  Rita (Australorp) was bit afraid to explore.  Hopefully, Rita will be more confident the next time.

First Outdoor Adventure

First Outdoor Adventure

Sally (Golden Buff)

Sally (Golden Buff)

Bo (Golden Buff)

Bo (Golden Buff)

 

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Chick’s New Home: Three Views

Front View

Front View

Side View

Side View

Inside View

Inside View

 

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Chick’s New Home (In Progress)

Getting Ready for the Chicks

Getting Ready for the Chicks

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Chicks Eating Clover

Our chicks are now four weeks old and growing like weeds.  Our vet suggested we offer the chicks clover and Pearl (Australorp) really enjoys it.

Pearl Eating Clover While Hazel is Roosting.

Pearl Eating Clover While Hazel is Roosting.

Chicks

Chicks

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Chicks Learning to Roost

Rita, Hazel & Bo

Rita, Hazel & Bo (Left to Right)

Wow, the chicks are growing quickly. Their wing feathers are coming in and they are exploring more of their brooder. They are also learning how to roost.

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A Garden to Dye For: Book Review

Since I am very interested in natural dyeing, I am always on the lookout for new titles.  A Garden to Dye for: How to Use Plants from the Garden to Create Natural Colors for Fabrics & Fibers by Chris McLauglin is both beautiful and informative; it is a wonderful combination of gardening and dyeing. The book also includes a plans for designing a dye garden.  If you are interested in natural dyeing, why not try growing your own dye plants.  I have a bag of coreopsis (tickseed) and marigold blooms from last year in my freezer waiting for the dye pot.  I am planning to use them soon and yes I have coreopsis and marigolds growing in my garden now. The book is divided into several categories including a section on dyeing with herbs and a recipe for dyeing with black beans.  Who knew you could dye with beans?

 

Check out the review from Amazon.com

 

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