Geese are checking out the chickens and goats on a July afternoon.
Martha McLure April, 2020 Back in December at a cookie making party, Haynes told me about his newly formed 4-H club. I asked if he was interested in incubating any eggs with the kids. Last year my Sebastapol goose, Nosey, hatched fertile eggs, but she did not know… [Read More]
It’s been so comforting to hang with the baby chicks over the past two days. They have nothing to worry about except how to eat and drink. They are leghorns, which are the most productive of our layers.
Four households form the chicken club. Today was Lynn’s day, and she got a full assortment. One of the ladies is still holding out, but we still have enough to feed all of us each week. This is a particularly sweet group. Nobody seems to get picked on.
She took her sweet time (and she is sweet), but our Wellsummer is now laying beautiful eggs. The speckles come off if you wash them, same with the blue eggs. Curious!
Luckily we didn’t have any turkeys or chickens this winter, so nobody was hurt when the powerful winds tore the roof off of our winter home for turkeys and/or chickens. Our new flock of chickens are due any day now. When they’re big enough, they will live in a more portable chicken tractor for the… [Read More]
We did our best to give these incredible animals humane, honorable, and happy lives, and are truly grateful to them. Andrew’s ducks and geese too.
They will soon be upstaged by baby goats and piglets. What a sweet and mellow bunch they are this year.
We are grateful for the 22 beautiful heritage breed turkeys who graced our lives at Katywil this past year.