Monthly Archives: May 2012

Guests

One of the great parts about this past long weekend was the fact that we had family coming down to visit.  Beth’s Mom and Dad came down, as did her brother Big, and our niece and nephew.  I really enjoyed … Continue reading

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Chicken butchering day

Last Saturday the day finally arrived.  The day I’ve been waiting on for more than 12 weeks.  The day we were to butcher the cockerels and get our first batch of home-raised chicken ready for consumption. We had high hopes, … Continue reading

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T-4 and counting…

We finished splitting up the members of the flock on Saturday night.  We went in late when most of them were roosting, and took the remaining hens off the roost, which made things easier. We had to turn on the … Continue reading

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Down at the fishing pond…

Friday night we went off to a pond on Phil’s property to do some fishing.  Lena and Adam met us there, and Elizabeth came by with Genevieve and Lillian too. The kids each got a chance to do some casting … Continue reading

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New guinea flock

About a month ago we ordered another batch of guineas.  Our flock last year was one of our biggest successes, made even more so since it was in the season of the terrible failed turkey experiment, the failed worm bin … Continue reading

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T-8 and counting…

Wednesday night we started the process of separating the young barred rock chickens – we moved 10 pullets and 1 cockerel into the section of the barn with the older sex links in it.  We want to isolate the cockerels … Continue reading

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Death on the homestead

It’s funny how life experience changes you – whether you welcome it or not.  In reading back through the archives you’ll find stories from last summer about how we lost five separate chickens to various predator attacks, 3 turkeys to … Continue reading

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