It blew a gale all day yesterday. Hot and wild. Typical prairie weather. I have a problem with weeds growing in the new fields so I put Minty and Meadow in the middle paddock to do a light graze.
But like everyone else they found a tree to rest under.
Here is the flaw in my piggie plan, they got as far as the winter dung heap and lay their fat selves on it. So I will finish clearing that away today.
The Peghorn Leghorns still take shelter in their small cage in the big coop. They have two tiny doors in and out that are only big enough for a tiny chicken so they can go out into the chook house run but they know exactly where their safe space is and spend the majority of their time in there. I still feed them in there too. Big chickens don’t share very well. This system has worked very well.
Corn is coming up..
The inside of the coupe has a cover of undercoat.
And look what they found as they were working under the new verandah. A beautiful soft downy nest. The birds work very fast. No eggs yet though so the builder brought it very gently down so they could cover the rafters.
Good morning. Last night we had Spring rolls with all the greens out of the garden from TasteFood. Absolutely divine. Followed by a Spanish Tortilla from Hot Cheap and Easy. Both of these recipes use good fresh home grown food and can be made with whatever you have on hand. Lovely.
In the night we had a massive storm, very loud, thunder and lightening and high winds and an inch of rain came down in a matter of minutes. But nothing compared to the terrible tornado in Oklahoma City. This is such a harsh continent. So hard on its people.
Well I had better go and see if everything is OK outside though it seems fine from the windows.
You all have a lovely day. And do take care.
your friend, celi