Sunday, March 30, 2014

The roost for the new chickens

Since we have only been getting 3 eggs per day from the 7 hens that we have, we decided to do a small expansion.

We went and bought 6 new little chicks to help supplement the flock.

My better half got busy and built her a new small coop for the chicks to stay in while they grow up.  She still plans on building a small run on it so the chicks have room to move around and scratch etc.

In the picture to the left you see the three 'boys' checking out the new additions, trying to figure out what was in there lol.

We made sure we had roosters that get along with each other so we don't have to worry about any rowdiness lol.

It should be interesting to see how well they will integrate here in about 5 months or so when they are grown up.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Spring is here..... I hope

I apologize for not posting in a while, it has been a crazy month for me.  Between working and helping the wife get the garden in at the homestead we have been pretty busy.

The weather has been pretty nice down there so I think we got most of the cold weather crops planted at this point.  This year we are going for a pretty good sized garden.  I promise when I get a chance I'll take pictures of it and post them on here.

I was very grateful when the patriarch of the family came over with his tractor and broke open over an acre of ground with it.  I'll admit I was not looking forward to taking the tiller over that on the first pass, it might have taken a while.

Now to get the lawnmower going before we have a forest to cut down and countless other things to do.  I will be so glad when I can get transferred down by the homestead instead of being 7 hours away.  I've put in for two positions close by so I hope I hear from them soon.  It will make things so easier to get done on my days off.