3/29/10

Been a baaaad blogger.....


I really haven't been with the blogging thing lately.... I guess any excuse is better than none, so here a few- I really got fed-up with Blogger for a while... trouble uploading pictures, (still having issues with that) and all your wonderful comments suddenly stopped coming to my inbox... I checked and no spam blocker or junk mail filter was on, then suddenly, they started coming through a different email account I had.... not really sure what's up with that, but...
Also, I've been a little preoccupied at the barn lately... Miss Lucy, who gave birth to the twins Pepper and Polly in January, has been a very sick little sheepie. I first noticed her not acting right about two weeks ago, and since then I've tried all my best remedies (and a few I'm not really sure about) but mostly I've been waiting on her hand and foot hoping and praying she gets better. She seems to be slowly improving but not out of the woods by any stretch. She is the sweetest thing ever and I would hate to lose her, or worse yet, have to have her put down...



My six Rhode Island Red chickies are now 6 weeks old and have been moved to the great outdoors where they are growing like weeds. They've feathered up beautifully and are starting to develop little "personalities"- I have a bully, a diva, two shy ones, a maverick, and a loner. Needless to say, things sure have been quiet in the house without the contented little peeping coming from the laundry room...


I think you can just about imagine what happened on my last trip to the feed store.



Oh brother, do I need an intervention.....


This time around, I have four Americauna chicks (green egg layers) to replace the ones I lost in the racoon attacks back in the fall. Once all these chickies are full grown, they will join the RIR peeps and Sarge and Big Bird in a brand new "Girls Only" hen house built by Hubby and specially designed for egg production. (*Squeeeeal*!!)
Sarge and Big Bird are the only survivors from my original flock and are now getting up in years, but are still as spunky and spicy as ever, even after Hamburger's demise.

No Sarge, I didn't mean to say you were getting old.....


Sure do have to watch what you say around here... you never know who might be listening!

Now I'm off to do some much needed catching up with all my wonderful blog friends.
(Who I hope haven't forgotten me!)

3/18/10

It's that time of year again...

Grass is popping up... the trees are starting to bud.... the air has a wonderful warm feel...

Aaaand this is happening....




*Sigh*....
Welcome to Broodyville. Population: ....uhhhh.... it depends on how many hens are in the same box fighting over the eggs. At the moment, two.
Two hens that is, one egg between them.
(Yes, one.)

By the way, that was not, I repeat NOT, me giggling in the background.
I would never be so evil as to get any kind of amusement from messin' with these sweet little charmers. (mwahahahaha)

Welcome, Springtime! Let the blooming and the broodiness begin!  :)

3/10/10

I'm still here... I think...

Hello?
Anybody still out there?

I can't believe it's been so long since I posted...I feel so out of touch with everybody! My computer hasn't been on but one time since my last post. Our weather turned beautiful last week and I had so many outside chores to do... the big barn was in need of a serious clean-out where we had used part of it for lambing pens, the small sheep barn was knee deep in manure, and the chicken coops.... well, we won't go there. Needless to say, it was goooood to be outside without a heavy coat on! And the days are getting longer, too... once the time changes this weekend, we will have an extra hour in the evening. I can't wait!

Not much news here since last time, and I haven't even taken any new pictures... (*shocker* I always have my camera with me.) But I will tell you that everyone is fine: the peeps are growing, Pepper and Polly are too, and the Silkies have all gone broody. (Imagine that....)

More on all of that next time, but today I want to say Happy Birthday to my sweet Hubby... I love you more than anything and wouldn't trade ya for nothin! You're the best! (♥ squeeeeal ♥)

Here is a picture of him doing one of his very favorite things in the whole world- scarfing down a Krispy Kreme fresh from the assembly line in Pigeon Forge, TN.

A new and better post will be coming soon (with pictures, I promise!) but in the meantime, I have a lot of catching up to do- I'm off to visit all my bloggy friends!