Sign of Spring

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.

It’s COLD Out

A quick powerful winter storm moved thru yesterday. Started out with freezing drizzle then changed to snow along with 40 mph winds. Made for some pretty good drifts.

Please use the back door, I haven’t shoveled the front walk.

 

A great day to stay inside and bake some bread. This is a starter that my mother had used years ago. She gave it to a friend of hers and he has been making bread for years. After she passed away, I called him, he was still using her starter and he gave me some. I bake bread weekly and also make a wonderful chocolate cake. Makes the best pancakes too! I love the end of a loaf for French toast and also make Panzanella salad.

Stay warm

Oh my gosh, I am still learning how to post on my laptop, I think it is easier on the phone (Jessica!).

Merry CHRISTmas

Happy Birthday Wylie

Wylie is 2,556 days old.  He turned 7 today.  Happy Birthday Wylie!!!

I made his 2 layer “cake” out of elk, peas, carrots, spinach and brown rice, “frosted” with mashed potatoes.  I served it on a cherished cake stand that was my mother’s.

I love you Wylie, Happy Birthday

 

Maxwell Game Preserve

Mr. Farmer went to look at a piece of farm equipment and when he told me where he was going, of course Wylie and I wanted to ride along.  We had some extra time and so we drove through the game preserve.  So wonderful to see the buffalo and a few elk.

Even spotted some elk.

Turned Into A Quick Walk

The weather has been absolutely beautiful in Kansas.  A perfect day for a walk in the sandy area just a few miles west of home.  Such a perfect place to walk, very isolated and so peaceful.

 

 

Perfect weather for everything to be out.  When I saw this track,  I thought “this is no bicycle track”  I picked up Wylie and we loaded up.  We’re out of here……………SNAKE

It’s Been A While

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but it’s like a friend you haven’t seen in a long time and you just pick up right where you left off.  Today our adventure was one of my favorite places, Lincoln County, KS.  I love the landscape and especially the limestone, be it fence post, homes or bridges. ❤ Limestone

Lincoln County has a program that recognizes all the old schools.  Here’s a couple we saw today.

Liberty School 1893-1947

Spring Valley School 1893-1953

 

I love goats

 

What a beautiful home and barn.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful to fix this up?

 

Stone Arched Bridge

 

Huge old oak tree.  That’s Wylie sitting at the base of the tree.

 

Unique silo

 

Something I have NEVER seen……..A plane at the gas station!!

It’s good to be back with a post.  Hopefully I can get use to using a laptop instead of a desktop (as I no longer have a desktop because it quit!).  It’s been quite a learning experience for me.  I can get into all sorts of trouble on a laptop.  Touch the little touchpad the wrong way and things disappear!!  Touch the screen and it either grows big or small or disappears.  What do you use when you post?  And please don’t tell me you post on your phone!!!!!