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Friday, March 23, 2018

Snow Day! (yesterday)

This week we had the chance to enjoy two wonderful snow days! It snowed all day on Wednesdays, yes, the second day of spring! The snow lasted through Thursday and we got a ski in that morning. We enjoyed cross-country skiing, snowman building, a snow angel, and a wonderful walk with the dogs through the snowy woods!

Snow nose Pebbles!

Heading out for a walk!

Eva in the snow.

Snowman building! The snow wouldn't roll, so we had to pack the snow into a snowman shape.

Duke and I in front of the finished snowman. Our wreath served a second purpose as our snowman's hat and scarf.

Snowman selfie!

Snow angel!

Selfie before x-country skiing!

🦆🦆🦆🦆🦆🦆🦆  💖  ❊


Ducks Love Snow


This story was also published on Earth Power and Working Hard, Having Fun (my private blog).


Monday, October 9, 2017

Raphael the Mommy Chicken! (and Poultry Update)

I started this post awhile ago so I'm also including a poultry update.

Raphael, one of my Australorp chickens, went broody and hatched five chicks! (She started with six eggs but one of the eggs broke and the chick inside died) They did very well together. Raphael went her own way when they were mostly feathered. Around then four of the five started crowing! I traded three of the cockerels to Harvey Ussery for two pullets. Those two pullets are settling in with the layer flock well. I am going to move the two remaining birds that Raphael hatched (Tufty is the girl; Rose is the boy) in with them as soon as I can get one more roost up in the chicken coop.
Raphael's sickness was covered in two past posts. She is all better now and was a great mommy!

For more info check out the below links!

Harvey Ussery's Website, The Modern Homested
Australorp Chicken - The Livestock Conservancy
All the other poultry are doing well. Fenway got bumble foot but got better from that. Then Commit got bumble foot! She has a wrap on now and is getting better. All seven of the ducks are doing great and I'm sure are dabbling away in the rain (the first rain we've had in about a month!!). 

Thursday, May 18, 2017