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Archive for June, 2014

An Accidental Chicken Experiment

by @ Sunday, June 22nd, 2014. Filed under Chickens

It really hit me today the difference between my outside and inside layer chicks. Here are the outside chicks. The one on the cinderblocks is a columbian Wyandotte. And here are my indoor chicks. The one that’s still all fluff is also a columbian Wyandotte. They are all getting the same natural feed. The outside […]

Every Farm Needs A Brush Hog

by @ Sunday, June 15th, 2014. Filed under Cows

This is another of those convoluted stories that does, eventually, make a point. Several years ago now we made the leap and switched to milking just once a day. This was a pretty big leap of faith on our part, and was done after reading articles about and then talking directly to Cliff Hawbaker. Cliff […]

Goodbye Toro

by @ Monday, June 16th, 2014. Filed under Horses

I’ve accepted it makes no sense to keep 2 riding horses for me when I barely have time to ride 1. For that matter, last time I took Toro out I kept saying I wished I’d taken Poki. Toro is a good boy. He’s sweet and safe. There’s nothing wrong with him. I just click […]

I’m Insane

by @ Sunday, June 15th, 2014. Filed under Chickens, Ducks

Definitely, totally, certifiably insane. I have freedom rangers underfoot everywhere. There are 3 layer chicks left in the house, 11 in the coup, and I’m still due to pick up another few layer chicks from a friend. I swore I was done for the year. And then the ducks happened. Khaki duck hatched 3 eggs. […]

The New Colony

by @ Saturday, June 7th, 2014. Filed under Rabbits

I’ve found it! The gateway to Narnia! Ok, not really. I gave my dog kennel to mom and dad, so I needed something else to set up around my colony space. I planned to use a cattle panel for the walls, but needed a door. This one came out of our house when we renovated […]

Typos Here, There, Everywhere

by @ Sunday, June 15th, 2014. Filed under Miscellaneous

I want to make a quick statement. My posts have typos. Many of them. I do notice and yes, it drives me crazy. I did go to school and while English was my poorest subject, I still managed A’s in it. I type virtually all my posts on my phone, most often one handed (more […]

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