Just to hold you over

I have been really busy lately, and there has not been a lot to blog about. I took a new chicken video, but it looked like the last one.so, I took a few photos, and I promise a new blog this week.

We had violent storms the other night, more violent than I can remember in a long time. It was truly awful. Poor Brando was mess. He barks at thunder. But the next morning it was clear, and I took this photo. The day was beautiful, not too hot, but very clear. It is always so clear after a terrible rain.

Ann’s gourds are in bloom, which means we will have baby gourds. It has been so hot this summer, that things have grown very slowly.

Summer squash is in bloom too. I have never cared much for squash, but summer squash is sooooo good. Glad I dehydrated some for the winter. We are going to get more beans to dehydrate too.

Our rail boxes did not do well at all this year. I think next year I am only going to plant geraniums. They are hardier, and I think they will look good.

I am slammed today and tomorrow, but I hope to have time to compile a blog on Thursday. I think I am taking one of my ladies from Meals on Wheels to a tomato farm in the morning, but that will not take a long time. Then I am going to do a coop cleaning, and I have ordered excelsior pads to put in the nesting boxes. It really needs to be cleaned. I will get photos and video then. I was working a lot, but this next month I do not work much, so I will have time.

We are going to Chicago for my niece’s Bat Mitzvah at the end of August, so there will be road trip blogs too. I have been practicing blogging with my new tablet, which is smaller than I am use to. Typing is difficult, so I am getting a keyboard. Life just moves on, doesn’t it?

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Rainy Monday

For some reason, this video keeps disappearing. Hopefully you will be able to see it.

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The Littles are already reading on a third grade level!

These chicks are amazing. Yesterday they were out in the yard, but I had to gather them to put them in the coop for the night. This evening they got themselves inside themselves. One of them actually made it up the ladder into the nesting box, and the other is in the lower box, with two hens. Life is good for the Littles.

Cagney was behind the wood and inside the lower yard. The mamas were going nuts. All is well, I opened it up, and they went and got her.

I am adding this today, Monday. I went to Lowes and got some dried meal worms, which they all love most of all.

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Time for their close ups!

They are still very shy, but they posed for the photos this morning. Now I will leave them alone for a few days and let all the mamas teach them how to eat and drink and all the other stuff they teach.



Obviously one of the black hens is the mother of the first one, but I do not know about the lighter one. It could be the splash, which would be great. Other than Phyllis, she is the only light colored one.

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Chicks Day Two

Actually one is a day older than the other, and twice its size. They grow a lot in one day. This is the oldest one. Soooooo cute.


No names yet. I am going to give them female names, in the hope they are female. This one walked over and hid behind Pea. They seem to share all the mamas.


This one is barely twenty-four hours old.


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