Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Happy Birthday to Debbie and Ivan!

A few photos of the birthday duo. Deb's birthday was the 18th and Ivan's is May 5th.

They got presents, we had good food .. everyone was happy. =)

Jaidyn and the Chicks

After the food and birthday presents on Saturday I ran home and gathered up two of the chicks for show-and-tell.

They were a huge hit with Jaidyn (two and a half year old grandniece). Jaidy knew they were birds but just wasn't certain what kind of birds they were. She was really very good with them. We told her they were babies and she must be gentle and easy with them. Other than thinking she had been bitten when one of them touched her with it's lil beak it was a good introduction.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Giveaway I just Read About

The Domestic Witch is giving away the book "Simple Abundance, a Day Book of Comfort and Joy" by Sarah Ban Breathnach. I've heard good reviews of the book so thought I would mention her giveway if anyone is interested. =)

My Nurse Practitioner is the Best!

I had to go for my "physical" Wednesday, something I always dread but this time it wasn't too bad. When my NP asked me what was new I told her about the chicks and Sunny. So she proceeds to tell me she is the "Chicken Baroness".

All during the exam we talked about chickens! We shared about what breeds we were raising and little stories like the one about her rooster (who is probably not long for this world if he keeps up attacking Kay) It was great! Took both our minds off what was going on and made a necessary but unpleasant situation much better. She also told me I need a goat (or two) and she knows someone who has pygmy goats for sale. I told you .. she is the best!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Peeps in the Bathroom

I went looking for my chickens last night. The Tractor Supply was down to only Golden Comet pullets. I want a mixed flock so I drove to Orschlens and bought two Buff Orpingtons and four Red Stars. The brooder was already setup in the bathroom so I popped them in and introduced them to the feeder and waterer. The Buffs are very small but will catchup quickly to the Red Stars. They are fun to watch. When they are tired they simply collapse wherever they are. When they are done they are done!

I still want Silkies and have been thinking about going to the 4H Fair in July and talking to the Poultry Club kids to see if any of them have a couple of pullets to sell. Don't tell my mom. I told her this morning I was done acquiring livestock for the year .... of course I still plan on getting a second bunny that is a given. (wink)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Newest Addition to the Homestead is ...

Four Horn Farm Sunshine! Sunny is a two year old blue-eyed English Angora doe and a lil sweetheart. I found her at the Fiber Event at Greencastle, IN last Friday afternoon. The point of the trip was to bring back a bunny (or two) but there were not as many EAs as in past years. I was actually taking a pass on Sunny because I wanted a younger bunny but the fellow selling her placed her in my arms and that was it. Can you say sucker??