Tag: chickens

MY NEW LOAF

I am so behind on writing to my Janie’s Mill bakers. This afternoon I must sit down and do that. Are you all on that list too? That is a straight email list until the website is ready for me to start a blog….

RAGGLE TAGGLE

This old rooster. He is positively ancient. He is so scrawny that he is able to hide from the big young roosters, keeping out of trouble. Mainly though he just hangs out in the feed shed tucked in behind the bags. In fact he…

DUCK DUCK

As I moved from one job to the next mending fences and cleaning out pens, laying in straw and filling water tanks, shifting pigs – a flock of ducks waddled along behind me. Scolding and chattering.

START IN THE BARN

With the six. And their field. All the oats and corn are gone already. They ate all the best feed first . Being pigs and all. We have late summer colour succumbing to cold frosty mornings. It was quite cold yesterday – it was…

MILK FED CHICKEN

The meat chickens are growing fast on their free diet of fresh milk from the cow mixed with expired cracked rye and cornmeal from the mill and good greens.

COOL AND MISTY MORNING

This morning. The birds and the crickets make a morning chorus for the dawn. Dense with sound. When I see a dawn like this bright magenta through the fog, I hope my guests are awake to see it.

I used to have beautiful gardens. I must have spent a fortune on flowers. Pulling weeds and making everything neat and tidy.

THURSDAY

Merciful heavens how did that happen. Things will be quiet at the mill these next few days with Jill the Miller away on vacation. The skies are so clear and beautiful – no filters or additions necessary! J Tiny meat pies for dinner- with…

FLOCKS

Tribes and Flocks. I guess tribes have more brains but we all behave the same. As the number of birds on the property has grown I have noticed an interesting phenomenon.

REMEMBER

Don’t read too much into my headings. They are often ( usually) cryptic and probably ( always) without thought. Yesterday’s ‘throw in the towel’ heading was part of my discussion about the endless RAIN!