Tag: raising chickens

NOT PRETTY

When snow first falls it is pretty. Then when you are out in it it is pretty cold but soon it is just as used and worn out and unpretty as the rest of us. Though not without a certain  formidable charm.

Fly Away Home

Though his multi coloured tail is almost gone, The Duke of Kupa is still a gorgeous bird.  The tail feathers I am finding now are shorter and fluffier. The piglets are still exploring their new boundaries and threes times yesterday Ton was sent out…

More Wine Less Whine

Yesterday we bottled the Vidal Blanc wine from last seasons grapes. The wine has been working in its little glass barrels for almost a year now. And the little taste I was allowed before it flowed through the pipes and into the bottles led…

Leghorns Liberated

The leghorns have been liberated from their warm basement home and are now out in the small pen in the corner of the big chook house. The small pen is called Fort Knox because it is absolutely predator proof, one year rats killed about…