Thursday, April 18, 2013
Welcome to our 50th blog post! Since Tuesday night, we have received five inches of rain. Our pond is filling very quickly. It rose more than four feet in two days! We have made lots of progress on the dock. It has all of the railings on and deck boards screwed down. We are predicting that by the end of the week the pond will be full. Only eight more inches!
|Our marsh is pouring into the pond like crazy!|
Monday, April 1, 2013
|Two cool chicks :)|
Their new area is almost double the size!
|Natalie and Izzy snuggle up|
|The decking is almost done!|
Monday, March 25, 2013
Meet Milly, Stella, Hazel and Penelope. They are my Black Star chickens. Black Stars are also called Black Sex-link because when they hatch, the males are colored differently than the females. I chose this breed for a pen of three at the fair. They are prolific layers of large brown eggs and also very hardy. They are a wonderful all-around breed and will definitely be stars in our flock! ~Caroline
For my pen of three this year, I got four Delaware chicks. Their names are Izzy, Patsy, Betty, and Annie. All my girls love to flap around and sing. Delawares are globally endangered birds. When they are older, they will be white with black speckled necks and lay large brown eggs. I can’t wait to take three of these girls to the fair! ~Natalie
Monday, March 11, 2013
Our pond is finally filling up! After about two inches of rain over the weekend, the water by the dock is almost eight feet deep. The water level rose roughly six feet this weekend! This morning, our first visitors arrived for a swim.
Thanks to all of our customers who came out in the rain to meet our chicks.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
|Dark Brahma hen|
|Nellie, the Dark Brahma|
Did you know that Dark Brahma chickens have feathered feet? I have two Dark Brahma chicks, Nellie and Jolene. They are very noisy and energetic. When they are older, they will lay brown eggs. It is going to be interesting to see what my girls look like as they get older. I can’t wait until they start laying!
|Golden Laced Hen|
Golden Laced Wyandottes are beautiful birds and great layers. I chose them for the show bird category. Doris and Ingrid, my Golden Laced Wyandottes, are very playful and friendly. When they start laying, they will lay big brown eggs. This breed is considered rare, so we are lucky to have two of our very own!
|Ingrid, Golden Laced Wyandotte|
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
|Salmon Faverolle Hen|
Flo and Bev are my Salmon Faverolles. They have fluffy feet, fluffy cheeks and a fifth toe! They are hardy and great layers of light brown to white eggs. My Salmon Faverolle chicks are very friendly and love to be held. They like to lay on their back in your hands. I’m excited to show this rare breed at the fair this summer.
Meet my Araucanas, Wanda and Gretel! Araucanas are also called Easter egg chickens. They will eventually lay lots of green and blue eggs. Our adult Araucanas, Tina and Piper, don’t look at all alike. Our chicks look the same now, but you never know! I’m planning on taking one of these girls to the fair.
|Wanda, one of our new chicks|