Monday, April 25, 2011

Just Because....

...I thought they were pretty.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

No Sweetie, we Cannot get ANOTHER dog.

Despite the incredible cuteness of our neighbors new puppy (a Maltese) we shall wait for one of ours to....ahem....depart before bringing another canine into the house.
But he is adorable!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Ok....the Feed Store clerk MAY have lied.

The turkey chicks are bullies.....they keep pecking at the littler chicks. I'm not sure if they were the culprits but one of the baby hens died yesterday (not uncommon, but we didn't lose any last time). I'm thinking we may need to give them a very long time out.
(relax, we're just moving them to a separate box)

Yes, I'm talking about you.

Friday, April 8, 2011

We Bought our Thanksgiving Turkey Today

I love that I can go to the feed store for a couple more laying hens, come home with way too many, introduce our homestead to the prospect of raising our own turkeys and all my husband says is,
"I guess I better get to work on that second pen." What a guy!

I had no intention of buying turkey chicks today but I got curious when I saw them in the same box as the Buff Orpingtons. I started chatting with the clerk about raising turkeys and how different is was from chickens...apparently, not much. So we are now the proud owners (at least until November;) of two turkeys, one white and one brown...

...and in about 5 months, the new chickens will be adding to our daily egg totals. Next thing we want for our ever growing city farm is meat rabbits.....shhhhh, don't tell the neighbors.

Win a LOT of Flour!

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Soccer Ends

It's been a long, tiring, wonderful season for the lady Monarchs.

Annie will miss her friends who are graduating this year...

...but is looking forward to being the big man on campus.

Friends since first grade ~ Annie, Alisa and Kayla.