This is the little structure that could. It started out life as a garage, a two-car garage to be specific. It lived its quiet, two-car garage life for 15 years. Then we bought the house that it was cohabitating with, and then...everything changed. It started slowly...First, Bill didn't want to sacrifice the entire garage, and also … Continue reading It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a garage?…NO! It’s a barn!
Donut Hole The Donut Hole ((207) 929-5060) is located in Buxton, ME and is a cute little place with a variety of offerings...all good. I found it one day when my daughter and I were on an errand for my husband: a run to pick up baby chicks at Andy's Agway, a truly taxing job which required … Continue reading The Donut Hole
One of my roles is Farmer (well, Wife of Farmer, to be more accurate). As such, I have a morning (and evening) routine when the primary farmer is away. Get coffee. (Get coffee is always Rule Number One, no matter what). 🙂 Feed the Teenager Chickens in the transitional coop; refill their water as needed. … Continue reading A bird in the hand
The peeps have graduated!!! They are "teenagers" now...each week in a chicken's life roughly corresponding to 3 to 4 years in an adult's life (in my non-expert opinion). They are big enough to move to the transitional coop where they can see the big chickens and the big chickens can see them. This gives both … Continue reading Spring chicks update, week 5: Teens in transition
So, week two with the peeps and life is good. Losses have been minimal (despite the frigid temperatures after the balmy ones and a malfunctioning heat lamp). In about 5 months, our egg production should be through the roof. We're gathering about 30 (or more!) eggs per day now and the peeps are eating and … Continue reading Peeps update: week 2
...is proving to be no easy task this spring. My husband anxiously anticipated the arrival of the chick catalogues, nad contacted some new (to us) hatcheries for their catalogues, and planned to get some chicks from New Mexico in March and from Texas in June. At the end of February they wouldn't accept the March … Continue reading Expanding the flock~(revised)
Lately we've been getting so many eggs because we've (well, full disclosure: it's mostly been my husband) been working on the timing of new chicks. . . the September 1st chicks have now begun laying brown eggs. In the spring, we will refresh the white and green egg layers. We used to only get new chicks … Continue reading Winter bounty