Archive | May, 2014

Walking Orders

31 May

I did it.  I kicked the two naughty drakes out of the chicken/peacock/duck building.

Drakes

I left their girlfriend in there.  She’s sitting on a nest.  The two boys keep walking along the pen trying to figure out how to get back in there.

Drakes

Drakes

I’m sure they’ll settle down.  It’s not like they’re being neglected.  I gave them a handful of corn when I fed Little Bit and Quigley.

Quigley and Little Bit

Quigley and Little Bit

They also have their pool out there.

Drakes

Drakes

Drakes

Drakes

They’ve been exploring and enjoying the new grass that’s coming up.

Drakes

Drakes

It won’t be long before they settle down.  If their girlfriend hatches ducklings, we’ll let them get a good start, and then I’ll put them out too.

I’m sharing with Song-ography where the song is Keep on Walking by Passenger.  I’m also sharing with SOOC Sunday (all photos) and Bird d’Pot.

My Busy Week

30 May

Most of what has kept me so busy this week (besides teaching) is my yard.  I finally got it mowed for the first time.  I couldn’t let someone come in and mow it when the grass was 2-feet tall (literally).  I didn’t think that was safe, so three evenings and seven hours later, it’s almost done.  I still need to clear and mow the garden space since I’m not going to plant one this year.

yard

The kids are really getting to be a pain.  I can’t keep them out of my yard.  Fez doesn’t want to go into the barnyard at all.  Sadly, he’s finished off my gate.  I even found Victoria in the yard the other day because the gate is in such bad shape.  I’m trying to figure out how to replace it.

Gretel and Fez

Gretel and Fez

Finally, I had to build a pen around what used to be the chicken pen and clean out the building and spray and re-bed it.  That’s the job I finished around ten o’clock last night.  I had Penny and Muffin shut in today so my mom could check them.  No kids yet.

birthing pen collage

I do think Clover is due the 2nd also.  I let them out for the weekend since I’m here, but I’ll shut them back in Monday.

Not Enough Day

29 May

Sometimes, there’s just not enough daylight to get everything done that you need to do.

Stella

Stella

Today was one of those days.

Fez and Gretel

Fez and Gretel

I didn’t get everything done, but I worked well past dark, and I think I got enough done to call it good.

Quigley and Little Bit

Quigley and Little Bit

Tomorrow’s another day.  Let’s face it.  I’ll never be completely caught up.