The cacophony of Spring has definitely quieted us down on social media lately. There’s been quite a bit going on here at the ranch. Our second batch of chicks hatched out, with another Wyandotte momma, about twelve days ago. They are coming along beautifully, bonding with mom and exploring exciting stuff like corn bit pickin’… Continue reading Swept Into Spring
Yesterday afternoon I felt tired, but wired. Restlessness can be so challenging for me. So when I got to the old hay barn to prep chicken feed, the sensible solution seemed to present itself: procrastinate. And barring the tinge of guilt I had every time I flashed on hungry chickens waiting for me, it felt… Continue reading Friends In Low Places
We three, have arrived! Aren’t they the cutest?! Now that I can see them, I am guessing that the two black and whites are Australorp/Easter Egger and the little striped golden baby friend is straight Easter Egger. Over the course of about 36 hours, starting on Mother’s Day afternoon, all three of these little… Continue reading The Momma’s Day Trio
This is Buffy the Silkie and she isn’t taking any chances with her bird brain, so she wears a helmet for her bicycle rides. And like any classy chick, she scooped out her bangs so she can still look cute in her headgear. Go girl!
Last November we brought home two Partridge Cochin pullets in our group of dual purpose girls because they are a heavy breed (think nice big breasts for incubating), and have a tendency to be both friendly and broody. Being a few months older than everyone else, and already laying, I thought they would be a… Continue reading Risking Her Neck
Today, we’re “cooking” for the chickens. You may refer to it as cleaning out the fridge. Jack is guarding the smelly artisan cheese we’re putting on top of this delicately flavored dish, inspired by all the potential garbage languishing in the back of the fridge. We’re finishing it with some shredded basil (because you can… Continue reading Questionable Queso Casserole
Please do us a solid and take our super-short survey. Just click here – thanks! Even before the first little flock of chicks blossomed in to the frenetic bird herd we call Spumoni today, sharing eggs with others has been something we treasure. Few things are more satisfying than taking good care of the birds,… Continue reading On The Horizon