We spent the weekend preparing for a winter storm that was supposed to bring lots of snow, wind and blizzard conditions. It’s something that we always dread when winter hits, mostly because it makes doing chores an even bigger chore when there’s a ton of snow to deal with. Our winter had started out so mild in the beginning that I was really holding out hope that it would continue to be that way until spring. But no such luck.
On Saturday afternoon, we all took some time to put out extra bedding for the animals, fill feeders, and get deicers installed and running. We also made a wood pile close to the house where we’d have easy access to it and tarped it. With everyone pitching it, it really didn’t take long at all to get ready… or I guess I should say prepared because we’re never ready for snow! Continue reading →
As you’ve probably noticed, things have been a little quite around here lately. It hasn’t been intentional, it’s just that things have been so busy that I haven’t had enough time to post. I take pictures and jot down notes of all the latest happenings with intentions of getting them posted then… life happens, so I take more pictures and jot down notes, and pretty soon I have a whole pile of notes with pages being added every day because life keeps going no matter if I’m caught up or not.
So I’ve decided to start making videos of the latest happenings around here because I’ve found it to be a little easier to capture it all and get it posted in a timelier manner. I still plan on posting articles on here too, in fact I have quite a few planned out and hope to get them done soon.
Oh, night time chores! Yeah, they actually live up to their name because they can be well… quite a chore to have to do. It’s not that it’s really hard work or anything; we just basically have to go out, gather eggs, and close up the coops. Sounds pretty easy, right? Well, it is except that we have to go out after dark because there’s a small group of chickens that like to stay out until the last possible second before the sun sets. It’s just kinda creepy, especially being out in the country, to have to go out in the dark. We just really don’t know what kind of critters might be lurking in the dark shadows. Continue reading →