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Odds and Ends

23 Oct

It’s that time of year when I just don’t have time to blog (and take pictures) every day, so I’m doing almost all of my blog posts on the weekend.  That means I get behind in what’s going on.  Today, I’m just sharing a few odds and ends.

Friday, I gathered seven eggs from the chickens.  I have nine hens and nugget, but the two old hens don’t lay eggs anymore.  This is the variety I get from the hens.

Love all those colors!

My dad came out last week, and he put the new roof on the well house.  That’s a good job done.

Now I just need to re-paint the whole thing.  Sometime.  I don’t know when.

The buffer strip around my corn field got mowed again.

This will be the last batch of hay for the year.

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The Girls are Producing

10 Oct

My new hens are laying eggs!

They are actually quite productive.

That’s a good thing because Snickers’s diet is pretty much back to egg poached in a huge amount of margarine with a healthy dollop of goat milk.

He’s looking pretty rough these days; that mouth is in bad shape.  My poor boy.

Snickers

I just need to keep the goats milking for a while yet so I can freeze enough to last us through the winter.

I can use store bought eggs for him, but it has to be whole goat milk!

He might be a bit spoiled (or just deserving of it).

Naughty Nugget

10 Sep

I was really happy to get the ten new hens for the farm.

Unfortunately, Nugget seemed to have  a problem with a couple of them.  I had to return two white chickens.

Nugget

Then he went after the buff one.  It was shut in the pen for its own safety until I could get it back to my nephew.

I don’t know why Nugget hated these three.  He loves the rest of them.

My only thought is that they might have been roosters.  It would be odd that I managed to get the roosters when they caught them, but while the buff one was shut in, I got eggs from all the girls.

Well, except my two old ladies.  They just don’t bother laying eggs anymore.

And there was not an egg with the buff one shut in the pen.  I guess time will tell if Nugget knew something we didn’t, or if he was just being a jerk to those girls.  Luckily, he seems to like everyone else.