Saturday, December 9, 2017
Every so often I send in a photo in an attempt to win a "Nite-Guard" predator deterring red-light from niteguard.com.
This time I sent in a photo of one of our girls earning her keep in our blue "laying" buckets.
So far our pics haven't been selected as the winner...but sooner or later...surely! Maybe I should mention to niteguard.com that we continue to have our birds pegged off every-so-often by 4-legged-unfriendlies. That or I may just need to break down and buy a couple of their lights and "field-test" whether they actually work or not?
Anyway, it's always fun to see all the other photos folks send in of their chickens too.
Pick up the most recent issue of Chicken magazine and check it out!
Well, the first snow fall of any significance arrived this morning. Fortunately...this year...we've have had PLENTY of time to prepare and winterize and prep the required wardrobe for the inevitable.
Here we go...after all...it is December in Ohio.
This was a train that we handed off to the BNSF railroad in Chicago destined for Wyoming.
I'm always enamored by the view of the Chicago skyline as we see it from the railroad tracks. Just thought I'd share this cool rail-view.
I'm sure you're presented with little glimmers of cool images around your day-to-day activities too. Sometimes we just gotta capture them and share.
They have little to no concern when they see you are trying to take their photograph. Although...these three little chicks here...struck a pose for me.
Perchin' in the chicken house. My oh my how quickly they are growing...
Sunday, November 5, 2017
That's Isabella as field commander (on the stand leading the band) and dead center to your right of the tuba player is Isaac on the tenor sax and to your right of him is Hannah playing the trombone.
They did a great job playing and marching this night.
Nicely done kiddos!
Still a work in progress (as it takes some time to figure out if the chickens will actual use what you build for them in the way you envision when you build it...always calls for some adaptations along the way).
It's already dawned on me that I'm going to need to adjust the bottom perch because it's directly under the top perch and I don't think these gals can get to the top row. See...adapt and overcome on the fly. Part of the fun of creating solutions I suppose.
I have plans to add a few more of these bucket nests before winter arrives...but at least this is a start.
All of them have full feathers started and tail feathers too...fluff feathers be gone.
And more than one time I've seen one these little gals hop up on mom's back and ride around for a bit. Cute cute.
As always...more to come.