No longer needing to crawl through the hedges looking... priceless.
The chickens have been hanging out in the coop during these chilly days. It is so well insulated that just a few of the birds can make it nice and toasty inside.
On Halloween we got our first treat!
|One egg from each breed!|
The eggs are a good size, and I just LOVE the colors!
I honestly didn't think they would lay anything until January. My Mom's coon hound keeps sneaking out and terrifying the birds. Thankfully he hasn't caught any yet. Her dog is going to take a LOT of training. My Mom is not adept at training dogs. Her dog, like every other creature my husband has encountered, is smitten with my husband.
With everything going on, we haven't gotten to planting the garlic. Still hunting for more employment, still trying to do what we can with what we have.
As the weather is too cold for crocs and clogs... my next younger sister sent me something fun... obnoxious converse! The Dr. Suess ones in particular seem to offend McGinty to no end.
We haven't gotten to the roosters yet. My husband will be making killing cones soon. For now they are ever excitedly devouring pumpkins donated by quite a few neighbors. They had the first one raw (and just LOVED the seeds).. the second one I may bake 1/2 of it so it is nice and soft.
A few roosters figured out how to crack open dried radish pods and eat the seeds. I didn't even think about them getting into that when I pulled them down from where they hung to dry in the polebarn. It keeps them busy!
Keeping an eye out for guinea eggs, and should we have any luck next spring we'll be potentially hatching some keets. We have someone who is interested in a few for their table. That would work out well for us even if we buy more keets. I seem to have the knack for selecting mostly male birds!
Off I go... I am currently trying to keep busy twisting 14 gauge wire by hand to make a curtain panel for the front door.
Wishing you all the best.