Saturday, December 9, 2017

winner WINNER chicken dinner!!

Our girls have yet again been published! This time in the January/February 2018 issue of Chicken magazine, page 69. 

Every so often I send in a photo in an attempt to win a "Nite-Guard" predator deterring red-light from 

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 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 is December in Ohio.

Happy shoveling.

a glimpse into what I get to see...

Last week I worked on an empty coal train into Chicago.  I thought this view was pretty stellar so I scrambled to take a picture before we left the yard. 

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.


merry Christmas from the chicken barn!

I'm just gonna say here...chickens are very difficult to photograph...because they are constantly moving.

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...

Merry Christmas!