Month: July 2012

Flowers and Chickens

The flowers in my garden are blooming and taking over. I have Shasta daisy and these black eye susans that just keep growing. I noticed this more as I have been out in tha yard and garden a lot watching the hurt chicken get use to being back in the yard with the other chickens. So far she is getting used to being in … Read More Flowers and Chickens

What happens at sunset…

Sunset brings all kinds of events around our place… The chickens go in for the night, the dogs play in the yard enjoying the cooler weather, and all sorts of creatures come out and visit. Tonight we had our family of deer come over for a visit.. I tried to get better pictures but my camera was being funky taking them though the window … Read More What happens at sunset…

Roadside America

Have you ever been to… It is a cute little Amish roadside place in Pennsylvania with a quaint little roadside shop (my husband loves the shoo fly pie there) and a miniature town museum. The museum I don’t have pictures of but you can check it out at http://www.roadsideamericainc.com/ . We have been to the museum and shop before, but on our trip we went … Read More Roadside America

Friday Fun

I promised some more photos of the boys on our hike and here is another… Today they helped us keep the chickens under control while we let the hurt girl out in the yard for some exercise and to see how the other girls would react to her. Some of the chickens tried to peck at her so we stopped that, but mostly the hurt girl … Read More Friday Fun

Happy Hike

My blessing this week 🙂 We took the boys on a hike earlier this week up and around Little Round Top. They had a grand time and the weather was perfect… not too hot and a little breeze. A nice change from all the heat. The boys made some friends and got their picture taken a lot. I will share more of those later. We … Read More Happy Hike

Chickie Check In

The lady that was injured is making a slow but steady recovery. She is eating and drinking more each day. The only issue is that she won’t come off her perch… don’t know what that is about. I guess she feels safer there, so we raised her food and water up higher so she can get to them and now she is having a ‘hay day’ … Read More Chickie Check In

Dog Days…

Our Chase is becoming quite the swimmer. He is loving the water more and more and gaining more confidence to swim. He is such a good boy 🙂 I guess when they say this is the dog days of summer that they mean all the dogs who love to swim and play 🙂 I hope you get this kind of day if you haven’t … Read More Dog Days…

Confidence

“So we say with confidence “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?”” Hebrews 13:6

Update on the lady…

Hello all… Our lady who was injured (see yesterdays entries) seems to be slightly better today. She is sticking to her perch in the dog crate, but did eat some when I offered her food and drank a little water when I held the water up to her this AM and PM. I hope this means she is going to heal. We went to … Read More Update on the lady…

Help and Ideas… (picture is not for a weak stomach)

My husband got home and found our missing chicken. 🙂  She is hurt and I need some ideas on how to help her or what to put on the wounds…. I have cleaned the areas where the feathers were pulled out, the one puncture wound, and scrape with boiled salt water that was cooled as I read to do. I then put on the … Read More Help and Ideas… (picture is not for a weak stomach)

Loss of a Lady…

I am sad to report one of our ladies has disappeared. I am not sure how long she has been gone, but I am thinking not long as there were 10 just the other day. I am sad as this is our first lady to go of the ones we raised from babies. Hubby thinks she never went back in the coop the night before last when it … Read More Loss of a Lady…

Dinner visitor…

We had a big storm last night and more rain today. It stopped briefly and then started again as we finished dinner. About this time Chase started growling and barking like mad and Baxter joined in. We looked out the back windows to see this lady wandering through our back yard. When she heard the dogs barking she high tailed it towards the neighbors yard and has not … Read More Dinner visitor…