As far as other veggies, we got tons of radishes and peas earlier, lots and lots of tomatos, but my cucumbers did not do so well this year….oh well looks like I will not be pickling this year.
If you have been following the renegade chicken saga, I have an update for you. Due to continuously setting a bad example for my other hens, and constantly flying up to the top of the pen and jumping down on the neighbors side of the fence, I had to clip her wings. This is not painful or inhumane, consider it a little haircut. I trimmed the long feathers on her wings so she can no longer fly. Since then the coop has been a peaceful place.
I was pleasantly surprised to find eggs in my coop the other day. I was expecting the hens to start laying anytime now since they are 6 months old, and one has, one of my Rhode Island Reds. I can’t wait until the Auracanas follow suit, they lay bluish greenish colored eggs. What I was not expecting yet was eggs from my ducks, but at least one has started laying. I thought I read that they start at 9 months, so now I have to do some more research. And just to clear up any confusion, duck eggs taste just like chicken eggs.
Labor Day weekend is just around the corner and I am super excited because we are taking a mini vacation to Wisconsin Dells. This will be a much needed break and family time for all of us. Due to my husbands long hours at work (we are not complaining at all) we just did not have a chance to do too much over the summer so we are going to have one last hurrah before the nice weather is gone.
Its been a little crazy around here the past week. Our Girl Scout cookies came in and had to be picked up and distributed. Did I mention the girls sold over 100 cases of cookies? For a first timer with no training, and not having all the information at the beginning, this was a challenge (still is…collecting money). Hopefully at the end everything adds up…or is really close 🙂
As many of you know I have been raising chickens for some time, and we have pretty much stuck to standard breed chicks up until this year. We decided to add some little bantams to our backyard flock this past spring but we wanted to keep them separate from our standards. I knew we always had the option of building the second chicken coop, but between not being sure about size and style, as well as not having any free time as it is PLUS the hassle of buying all the materials, finding a pre-made coop was exactly the right choice for us. Horizon Structures generously offered to send me one of their amazing coops and I was so excited when it arrived!
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