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8 Feb

So far everyone is surviving the cold.




Nugget and the hens





gander and Athena

I did have to make a couple of changes.  I kicked Jonai out of the buck room.  She has a thick coat and a good layer of fat.


In her place, I moved Antigone over to the buck room.  Unfortunately, her big sister, Astra, was hogging the heat lamp.

Astra is cozy warm.

She was stuck with her butt against the heated bucket for a little more warmth.

Xerxes and Antigone in the corner

I also had to put a makeshift coat on Haley and move her up with Victoria and her girls.


Hopefully, a few days of eating without having anyone push her around will get her caught up and she won’t need the coat anymore.  Because it’s not a good fit.

Haley with Onyx, Ruby and Victoria

Hopefully, we make it through without any losses or having to take extreme measures (putting someone in the garage).

Just Some Pictures

20 Jul

Here are a few leftovers of random things that were just for fun.

You can hear buzzing everywhere in the clover patch.

I was waiting for the monarch to open its wings.

When it did, it was to fly away.

one of the peacocks

a toad showed up after one of our rains


red-headed woodpecker outside my window

A couple of sulfur butterflies



Birds Enjoying the Weather

27 Dec

The birds have really been enjoying the warm weather.

The peacocks have been out until dark nearly every evening this week.  You can notice the tail is starting to grow.

My chickens have been out quite a bit too.

My Easter egg chicken

The hen behind Nugget is my free-range chicken.  She was actually out free-ranging this week.

Nugget in front; Free-range hen behind

The geese have been liking it the most though.  Even though I still have one naughty gander. (The other is all threat and no bite.)

With the record warm temperatures on Christmas Day with the long dry stretch, I finally managed to get them a clean pool.

Not that it stayed clean very long.

It looks like they’ll get to keep the pool going for a little while yet.