My husband (yes, bloggers can be married!) had one whole margarita and blamed it for his inability to hold his camera still an hour later. But that’s not what this post is about. This post is about SNAILS. You can see a tiny fraction of the snails that hang out on my house if you… Read More Learning about garden pests – and how to make them into benefits
If there is one thing you have to deal with on a mini-farm, it’s poop. Dog poop needs to be picked up from the yard – if you don’t want to end up skating on your tush after stepping on it. Cat poop needs to be scooped from boxes before the cats throw it out… Read More Poop!
(Originally posted Mar 23 2012) As I type this I’m in bed, sick. I’ve been sick since Tuesday (today is Friday). Probably the flu with the addition of a stomach bug at the same time. Horrid. 103 degree fever. So I haven’t done anything at all since Tuesday except lay in bed and make trips… Read More The day the mailman saved the chickens (aka Hope noone had a video camera)
(Originally posted Jan 2012) This is turning into “my blog of things I get from Craigslist”. I’ll have to see what else I can post about. I recently sold my last four chickens, for $40. That was the last of the 20+ free chickens I got in the fall, and the only ones that were… Read More More free stuff from Craigslist – I’ve turned in to a Chicken flipper!
More Craigslist scores! Today I picked up 12 free chickens, all 3 years old so laying was slowing down. Nine hens and three roosters. The three roosters and three of the hens are in the fridge already – I love free food! The other 6 hens are on the schedule for Thursday, although I may… Read More More free stuff
(Originally posted Sept 2011) Processed five more chickens today! And picked about 4 more pints of blackberries. That brings the total to about 12 pints of blackberries and 11 processed chickens. Plus there are 5 more chickens on tap for tomorrow, I just ran out of light today. Bought an old shipping crate, to make… Read More Sorting through the chickens
(Originally posted Sept 6, 2011) I must stop getting free chickens from Craigslist. Apparantly giving chickens away is just something people DO around here – along with breathing. I got 6 free roosters today, and they delivered them to my door for the price of gas. Wow! I had put today aside to butcher and… Read More Roosters can crow upside down
(Originally posted Sept 4 2011) I got the BEST Craigslist score today – 16 free laying hens! All between 5 months and 2 years old. They came from two groups – one is four Buff Orps that are being “downsized” from their flock because the owner wants to do more exotic birds – I saw… Read More Getting the chickens
(Originally posted Sept 2 2011) Today I did not get outside until dusk. In the hour between then and dark I picked two pints of blackberries, and cleared about 2-3 cans of brush and weeds (the cans are the big 39 gallon trash cans). I also untangled a lot of vines. There are big beautiful… Read More Setting up the yard