Monday, May 25, 2015


Mama Hen ended up with 4 chicks.  They are so cute with one being entirely black and the other 3 with grays and blacks mixed together.  The past couple of days she has ventured down on the ground with them.
Our ducks have taken nicely to the water.  They are so much fun to watch!  They have completely cleaned up the pond of all the algae that had grown over the past year.  The geese now stay down by the pond as well, but do not venture into the water too much.  We unfortunately lost one goose.  It had been bleeding from the mouth on and off for awhile and eventually got very weak to where it couldn't walk anymore (and died that night).  Not sure what was wrong with it but it had always been the weaker and slower one of the bunch.
The top hat chickens are getting bigger (as well as the easter egg chickens and guinea)  They are still kept in the garage.
Our garden is starting to bloom!  The beans, pumpkins and cucumber are starting to grow.  This year we planted 2 types of tomatoes, cucumber and pickling cucumber, bush beans, pumpkin, cantaloupe, 2 types of onion, chives, garlic, potatoes, lettuce, carrots, okra, broccoli, strawberry, 3 types of peppers....I think that's it.  Looking forward to seeing what it will produce!!!


  1. You all definitely are busy! Sorry to hear about the goose. That's part of farm life but still don't like for it to happen. Good looking garden. I hope it will be very fruitful for you and produce lots. Thanks for sharing.

  2. The chickens need a hair .I mean a feather head cut

  3. I think their feathers grow longer every day. I told hubby I should put bows in their feathers :)