Posts tagged chickens

Bee Garden

We created a beautiful garden for our bees including a waterfall. Of course,our bees prefer….the chicken’s waterer instead.

 

 

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Reflections

Originally, this post was going to be titled Grieving Lessons; however, with the recent passing of a dear friend, I decided to focus on honoring those who have passed on.

This past winter was a devastating time for us. We said goodbye to Sam, our Soay wether  and  Rita our Australorp who died of ovarian cancer. Rather than go into great detail about their passing, I would like to say they made a lasting impact on our lives.  Sam was the leader of the flock; he had a beautiful fleece that I am going to process, spin and enter into Maryland Sheep & Wool for 2018 in his honor. His sibling Olympic is now the leader of the flock. Rita was a ninja chicken; no worm was safe when Rita was around; she was so beautiful when she became broody. I wish I had a picture to share.

We truly miss them everyday. Our pasture looks empty without Sam and the chickens are lonely without Rita.

Through all of the sadness, I tried to focus on what my dear husband always says to me…

“Are you better for knowing them” and of course I always say, Yes.

 

Sam and Olympic

Sam and Olympic

Rita

Rita

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Wishing for Spring!

The chickens are ready for spring!   It’s been interesting lately. Poor Pearl has been molting, Rita has gone broody and Bo thinks she is an Australorp. She has plucked her chest to go broody and following Pearl has lost some feathers to molt. The other day we let the chickens go beyond their fenced area and they thought it was spring already. What little green grass was there, they were excited to munch on it. Here’s hoping for warmer days and a bumper crop of clover!

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Happy New Year!

Chickens and CoopWishing you and yours a Happy, Healthy, & Prosperous 2016!

Bawk! Bawk!

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Our Chickens Enjoying a Dust Bath

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Buffet at Denny’s

Our chickens are chowing down on caterpillars. We found them while mowing the pasture.

Around the Buffet

Around the Buffet

The Buffet

The Buffet

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Happy Easter!

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