Monthly Archives: February 2017

We’re Planning the Garden, Put Eggs in the Incubator and Got a new Beta! Week 8 2017

Made a trip to the orthodontist and while we were there we stopped at the pet shop so Brooke could pick out a beta for her fish bowl set up she made.

One of our goals this spring is to hatch out some turkey eggs. The turkeys aren’t laying yet so we decided to get the incubator out and hatch some chicken eggs while we wait.

I’ve been reading about permaculture and have been starting to plan the design of my garden. I’ve still got a lot to learn but have already noticed a difference in just the small changes I’ve made already. We ended the day with a Valentine’s Day dinner.

Our Hens Are Laying Again, Something’s Wrong With Neville and More! Week 7 2017

Neville is still walking with a limp. Can’t decide if it’s an injury or disease… what do you think?

We’re combining our flocks and putting them in one coop. We added more roosts and moved nesting boxes over so there’s room for them all.

We’re making our first egg delivery of the year! After taking the winter off, our chickens have started laying again. It’s so nice to have a steady supply of eggs again. The day was so beautiful that we couldn’t pass up stopping at the park.

We Ordered Our Chicks, Made Clay Sculptures and More! 2017 Week 6

It was a lovely day so we decided to get some work done on that garden fence. Hopefully it will do a better job of keeping them in than it did keeping them out.

Brooke got her sculpture done and we think it turned out pretty nice…

We finally decided what chicks we wanted and got our order placed. Here’s what we’re getting…

Turkey Problems and I Skype With Casey James! 2017 Week 5

We’re wondering if or when our goats will kid…. the lizard escapes and clay sculpting begins…

Lately our turkeys have started becoming aggressive towards us. All the downed tree limbs we have laying around have come in quite useful at keeping them away. We’re trying to figure out a good solution on where to keep them since letting them free range isn’t working out.

The weather finally cooperated (sorta) and we were able to get out in the garden and get the fence opened up to the coop. We got a little cold so we cut the work short and plan to finish up next weekend. We’re one small step closer to getting the chickens in the garden!

It’s a nice afternoon so we took advantage of it and took a little stroll…

Oh my gosh… I’ve got a super fun announcement… I’m going to get to skype with… well, you better watch the video to find out!

Casey James is putting out an album independently so he had a kickstarter to help offset the costs. One of the items on his kickstarter was a skype session with him and so my kids, knowing what a huge fan I am of him, got me that for Christmas!! Oh my gosh… today is the day I get to skype with Casey James!

The turkeys were giving us more problems so we penned them up until we can either butcher or sell one of the toms.

Yep.. it started out being one of THOSE kind of days, but it ended on a good note.