Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

My dad was my greatest inspiration. He taught me so much. Thinking of you today and everyday.
Cherish your dad's, because when their gone all you have are the memories.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Broody Hen

One of my hens has gone broody and we don't have a rooster. I have put some golf balls under her but want to get some fertilized egges for her. Does anyone know where I can get some that live in the Portland/Salem area?

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Sunny Saturday

Today is a wonderful day. We let the chickens out of their run around 5:30. We planned on making their watering scenario a little more automatic. We purchased a float and DB attached it to our improvised water trough.

We hooked it up to a hose and is run from the house. We plan on burying it where it crosses the yard. I think this will also keep the water cool during the summer as it sits in the hose.

He made our water trough and feed trough out of rain gutter with endcaps. Then in order for them to not tip, he notched out some wood to cradle the troughs in. It's working great.

Next he moved indoors and installed my winder AC. Now he's playing horseshoes. He wants to hone up so he can play in some tournaments this summer. Me, I'm washing and hanging my clothes out. It's great to be able to have the sun out and the temps warmer.

Yesterday was wonderful also. I walked around our yard and just took some pictures of our flowers. Want to see?
The red hot pokers are a favorite of the orioles. We have a pair so far that like to dine on them.

How's your day going?