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Dwindling Bird Population

9 Feb

I have very few birds left on my farm.  I have the two peacocks.  Both of my hens were really old and have succumbed to the crazy weather.

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I’ve lost more geese to the coyotes.  I finally got the remaining six into the chicken coop.   It’s too small of a space, but it’s the only way I can protect them right now.

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Sadly, there’s plenty of room for birds in the coop because I’ve lost more hens.

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I think I finally have taken care of the predators, but I only have nine hens (and the three nasty roosters) left.

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It’s been a bit disheartening not to be able to keep my birds safe.

I do hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s list at the top of my side bar.

They’ve Got to Go

27 Aug

I have to get rid of my roosters.  Well, two of them have to go.  Rodney (behind the peacock) and one other have the bad habit of attacking me.  I’m to the point I go in the chicken coop as seldom as possible.

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It needs cleaned out.  I need to get ready for winter.

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I can’t do any of those things because the stupid roosters attack.  I will see if the one below will settle down when the other two go.  He likes to act tough, but he’s never actually attacked me.  I will give him a chance.

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It’s not fair to everyone else though.  You can see the chicken wire that has come off the outside pen.  I can’t put it back up because it’s a several hour job, and they will attack me.  I’m pretty sure that’s why the neighbor’s cat managed to kill two of my hens.  Fay (the chicken in the background above) was caught in the wire. She wasn’t nearly as caught as she thought she was because she freed herself as soon as I got close to help her.  The roosters have to go.

Friday’s Hunt v2.1

1 Jul

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt.  I want to thank everyone who joined in last week.  I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up.  I can’t believe we’ve made it through our first round of the alphabet.  I’m excited to begin our second round! It’s very simple.  Anyone can participate.  The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week, the topics will be:  Starts with B, Week’s Favorite, and patriotic.  It might be fun to see how many flags for different states/countries we can get (but you don’t have to because I’m all about letting people interpret things however they want).  I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. I am crazy busy on the farm right now, but I will make sure to visit all participants.  Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with A:  My avian babies are doing well.  We still have two of the four younger goslings.  I’m not sure what happened to the other two.  They were always a bit slower and not as lively as the two that are left.

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The two big ones are doing well; although, they’ve reached an awkward stage.  It’s made more obvious by the lack of feathers yet.  June was so hot (until the last few days) that they hadn’t even started growing feathers yet.

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My other avian baby is the peachick from last summer.  This one has suddenly starting looking a lot more like daddy than mom.  My peachick is now a peacock, which means I need to find a new home for him.

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Week’s Favorite:  I got to spend time working in the soap room this week!  It was a lot of fun.  I restocked my supply of lip balm.  I got to use the nifty little holder that my dad made for me.

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I also tried something new this week.  I finally made the leap and made liquid soap!

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It did take a little longer than I thought it would, so I had to get up at one in the morning to turn my crock pot off, but I think it turned out quite well! It certainly bubbles.

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Soon, I should have it ready to take to the farmer’s market and have it for my open farm on Saturday mornings.  It will also become the base for shampoo!

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Macro:  I have a hard time with true macro, but here are some close ups of the flowers I’ve seen in my pasture.

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Now it’s your turn!