Monday, November 23, 2015
Sunday, November 22, 2015
So... I've been thinking about it and you haven't actually met the members of our Homestead. I will commence work remedying that situation now. :)
The Usual Suspects:
Monday, November 9, 2015
Well you will have read all about the losses of our layer flock by now. I've read those posts a hundred times before they were published. Until you're farmer, you can't begin to understand how it irks me (maybe me a little more than others in a psychotic OCD sort of way) when I fail. When you fail on a farm that means loss of real food for your family or worse loss of a life(or 10). When your making an effort to do this for real and it crosses the threshold from hobby to this manure just got real, things get serious serious quick.
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Well honestly things haven't worked so well with our poor backyard chickens. We were pillaged by a red fox. Ol' Red got 2 out of 4 of our remaining chickens. My two favorite chickens. Miss Henrietta Featherbottom and Miss Minerva Louise McGonagall. They started laying much earlier than the others and their eggs were big and brown with nice dark orange yolks. Oh and they would come when called and ate out of my hand. So of course the fox went for those.