My current home doesn't have a verandah but I'd like it to! A long porch surrounding the entire house. With a porch swing, potted blueberry plants, and a long strong dog laying at my feet. The sweet smell of lrosemary and freshly-turned soil wafting across my yard. The chickens clucking contentedly as they scratch for goodies in the fertile dirt. Knowing we have a full root cellar, trees in the orchard about to drop their bounty, and soup made all from hand-picked harvests bubbling in the crockpot. Heaven.

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Goats and Chickens

Saturday was unexpected. Thought we'd just take it easy, but it's never that way on a farm, is it? Even one as small as ours.

Started out with Hubby being in real pain from dental surgery he had on Friday, and the Kid being in pain from an infected toe. Once breakfast was out of the way and everyone's medicine, I rode my exercycle for 10 minutes, walked my doeling around our 2-acres' perimeter, weeded and other gardening. Found my lost cell phone. Played with our goats (they really love that spool). Rigged up another chicken coop for the 5 new chickens and did load of dishes.

Tried to take a nap, but chores were still niggling at me so I...
-filled up livestock feed bins
-hung a world map for the Kid to use for geography this semester
-cleaned part of the basement
-did 3 loads of laundry

By then the neighbors we were getting the nubian goat and 5 laying hens from were ready to drop by (just a few streets over) so on they came. Goat and chickens and children in the bed of the pickup. The nubian was so sweet and 3 times the size of our nigerian dwarf goats. She bleats constantly, but we think she'll calm down.

The 5 chickens (1 delaware. 2 buff orpington and 2 white plymouth rock) were pretty much ok except for the dela. She kept attacking the 10 week old chicks so we moved her to the pen with the adult easter eggers (1 male, 1 female). The male is "keeping her in line" by... well, let's just say her eggs will be fertilized!

Busy day. Very busy day! I'm tired. No, exhausted. After I eat a yogurt, I'm gonna go to bed. I have to be up early to milk in the morning!

I'll try to take pictures tomorrow.

1 comment:

DayPhoto said...

You are right...never any real down-time on a farm!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com