Friday, July 29, 2011

Chaos Averted

Wow, There was chaos in our henhouse and has been for a couple of weeks. We got 11 chicks from a friend and of then only 4 turned out to be females. Well the crowing and the procreating was getting to be very cut throat. We had time on Tuesday and took 6 roosters to the auction. Good thing is they sell and you don't have to take any back home with you. We kept one Brama (Long John) for our rooster. From what I've read, they are pretty docile. (I hope). He crows like a sick foghorn but I'm sure he'll master that. The girls are much more settled now. They didn't have a second of peace with all the males in the pen. I had only been getting from 1-3 eggs a day because of the chaos. Yesterday I got 5! That meant all my laying hens except Cleo (she has 3 chicks she's raising) are laying again. Hoorah!

Here are the boys who went to auction.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Water Baby

I'm here in Montana visiting my family. I took my grandkids out for a picnic yesterday at a park I used to go to as a child. They were watering the lawns go we decided to run thru the sprinklers. I think it was about 90 yesterday. My youngest granddaughter Dani loves water. Here she is playing in the sprinkler. I think you can enlarge it. She's there with her brother, Jessee and oldest sister, Rachel. When we came home, we sat outside in the shade. Dani decided she wasn't though with the water and got inside the cooler, ice and all.