Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Chicken pictures

We spent a couple of hours outside with the animals today. I decided to get some pictures of chickens.

Chamomile and Yarrow.
Crocus and Snowdrop
Chamomile and Yarrow

That still leaves about 10 to get pictures of. Chickens are hard to get good pictures of!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Midget egg

After getting the biggest egg I've ever seen on Saturday, I got the smallest egg I've ever seen yesterday.

It is so small it fits in the cartoon sideways. The one above it is a bantam egg.

Comparing it to an average egg.

Isn't it cute? We haven't cracked it yet so I don't know if it has a yolk or not. I'm guessing not.

Here are some weights for those that like numbers:
Midget egg - 0.75 ounces
Average bantam egg - 1.2 ounces
Average standard egg - 2 ounces
Large egg - 2. 4 ounces
Massive egg from Saturday - at least 3 ounces!

Life is never boring on a farm.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Massive egg

We got this whopper on Saturday. It's the biggest egg I've ever seen. It filled Logan's full hand. It was only a double yolker, I thought for sure it would have 3. We've had double yolks in the past and they weren't nearly this big. I should have weighed it.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Visiting with Sandy's babies

My friend Sandy had 2 baby goats born in the last 2 weeks. Logan and I went over to visit with them Sunday. They are precious! She has a little girl (the white one) named Annie, and a little boy named Chaz. I have a cute video I'll share in another post.

I love the flying ear!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Messing with Sasquatch

Actually Orion. We had friends come over earlier this week and they fell in love with Orion, as everyone does.

Marilyn and Logan had a lot of fun sitting on the garden cart with Orion between them. They spent at least 30 minutes playing with him and this bowl. Orion hit them both in the head with it a few times. It was really funny.

I love having visitors to the farm and can't wait until it is warm consistently so we can have more people out.

Friday, March 12, 2010

3 day emergency kit giveaway

Preparedness Pantry is having a giveaway of a 3 day emergency kit. They are advertising it as an earthquake emergency kit, but it is a basic 3 day kit that will work for any emergency.

Go here to enter:

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Digging a new plot

We've had great weather the past few days, so I decided to get some gardening work done. Logan wants to put in a butterfly garden, so I found a good spot and got to work busting up the ground.

We still don't own a tiller (we are "debating" what type to get, it isn't go well), so I had to dig the plot by hand. The ground is too hard for a shovel to break into, so I got to use my handy pick-axe. If you're going to live where there is hard clay, you MUST own a pick-axe. It took about 3 hours to get the spot broken up and I'm sore!

Here is the plot after I've dug it up. It still needs more work before it will be ready to plant, but the initial work is done.

Here is a video Logan took of me digging part of the area. It is a little shaky, but I think it gives you an idea of how hard to ground is.

We still need to get the big garden tilled. I'm hoping the neighbor can do it with the tractor, but we're expecting rain off and on for the next 2 weeks, so I think it is going to be awhile.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Egg Fart

We had our first weird egg yesterday. It had no shell. It was very disconcerting to reach into the nest box and feel something squishy.

Logan had a lot of fun playing with it.

We cut it open and it was normal on the inside, but we didn't eat it. See the cool membrane that was surrounding it.