Tag: chicks

My Wind Socks.

It was windy yesterday. Bendy tree windy.  Trouble standing up windy. 40 mph (65 kph) It was like living on a ridge in Wellington! You guys in Chicago must have had a wild day. After I took this shot I struggled back inside so… Continue Reading “My Wind Socks.”

Happy Easter – You knew I was going to do this didn’t you!

The Old Codger chose this years chickens. They are Leghorns. They will grow to be leggy white chooks who lay good white eggs. He thinks they are an excellent old breed for this area. He had leghorns years and years ago. These are in… Continue Reading “Happy Easter – You knew I was going to do this didn’t you!”

A gypsy summer day with three new teensy weensy arrivals

First this most magnificent day in chronological order because that is the way we do things. It was like a sumptious spring day yesterday. All cushiony and warm and loud with birdsong. A scanty bright sunrise over the swimming pool.  Fat sheep!! A growth… Continue Reading “A gypsy summer day with three new teensy weensy arrivals”

Hawks Love Young Chicks

When I returned from buying feed yesterday morning, the guineas were  shrieking up a storm. Imagine a highly strung young matron throwing her apron over her face and running screaming in circles, then you have a reasonable description of the guineas when they see… Continue Reading “Hawks Love Young Chicks”

Minty, TonTon and The chicks get some Retirement Home loving!

We were still setting up at the retirement home when the residents started arriving.  At one point I said to one of the nurses, wow there are a lot of people here and she said, Oh my dear, that is only one wing, there… Continue Reading “Minty, TonTon and The chicks get some Retirement Home loving!”

New little golden Easter balls of fluff.

Another set of new arrivals have come to the Farmy. And are under a warm lamp in the basement.  Sleeping. Where no cats are allowed for a while.  These chickens will be handled often and will come to the old folks home with TonTon… Continue Reading “New little golden Easter balls of fluff.”

Poor Daisy has a cold. So I have given her a pumpkin.

Hope you all had a great weekend. c

Jeepers Creepers, where d’ya get those Peepers? Look what TonTon found in the barn!

So TonTon was barking like mad at the  barn door. This is rare behaviour so something was amiss and I have learnt not to ignore him. I went outside the kitchen door and he ran to me his hackles up. Usually this means there… Continue Reading “Jeepers Creepers, where d’ya get those Peepers? Look what TonTon found in the barn!”