It was a beautiful day to explore the backroads.
No more outhouse.
Wide open spaces
Home cooking at its best.
Main Street Cafe & Bakery hours: closed Sunday and Monday, open Tuesday thru Saturday 7am-2pm
Main Street Durham
Such a beautiful clock.
I was here on Sunday, but will make sure I get back for a great meal. We’ll meet you there!
Just south of Junction City, Ks on a hill over looking the Smoky Hill River is a statute with a plaque that reads “The Indian”.
Built in 1920, the statute is trying to survive the elements, but the vandals have certainly taken their toll on it.
I always have a few “good” books on the coffee table, that I rotate occasionally. When I was putting away my Christmas decorations I chose the book “Bev Doolittle New Magic”. She is an artist who uses a technique that she refers to as camouflage technique. She “hides” images in here paintings. She is of my favorite artists as her themes are of Native Americans, animals and landscapes.
When I was out taking photos while there was still some snow on the ground and trees covered with frozen fog, I though of some of her works. I’m still trying to find hidden images in my photos.
One probably thought by the title of this post, that it was going to be a day that I was going to “do little”. I had just received word the night before that I didn’t have to report for jury duty. To celebrate – Wylie and I loaded up and went on a cold adventure.
St. Joseph Catholic Church, Olpe Kansas Built in 1910
A beautiful morning for a hike in the sand hills just a few miles to the west of us. There were so many yellow flowers.
A sign of Spring is “chick days” at your local farm store. We are increasing our flock due to the losses from a hawk. Our plan was to pick up 4 or 5, but I left my “list” at home.
This is what’s in our box. Six ISA pullets. They are a hybrid from a complex series of crosses including but not limited to Red and White Rhode Island Reds. Wonderful layers! Beautiful large brown eggs. Also included in the box are two Golden Comets, a cross between Rhode Island Red and White Leghorns. They don’t have names yet, I can’t tell who is who. They are SO cute!
We moved the nursery this year. They are living in the feed room on the chicken house. This will make it easier to keep watch over them and Mr. Farmer won’t have to babysit them in his shop.
Starting them off right with organic starter/grower. I used this non medicated feed last year and had the best luck with it.
The temperature in my feed room is a constant 60, but for a few weeks they will be under a heat lamp. They grow so fast. In only 18 weeks they will be laying eggs!! I like mine – over easy.