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Updated: Tuesday 31 December 2013
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Years ago our oldest child attended a Waldorf-inspired nature school. One of the moms helped the kids make this delicious salad dressing. When I make it, I can’t help eat gobs and gobs of greens! Goddess Dressing Makes 2 cups 1/4 c. fresh lemon juice 1/2 c. vegetable oil (she uses sunflower oil – so do we!) 1/3 c. tahini 1/4 [...]
He’s so excited! It’s springtime! He wants to chase and peck and crow! The only problems is, he isn’t allowed to crow because we’re in The City and he isn’t exactly welcome here. Poor Lord Firestar, he doesn’t like being put in his cage.
Another egg! This one is darker than any of the eggs we’ve gotten so far. Who layed it? The plot thickens. Hopefully I’ll get some pictures soon! I keep forgetting! Suspects: Yellow Chipmunk (possible….) Help (I doubt it) I don’t think it was Egglantine or Lady Sandstorm. Egglantine still looks like an overgrown baby and Lady Sandstorm lays a lighter colored [...]
We think she is! We’ve gotten two eggs on the roosts so far and Lady Sandstorm never lays in the roosts! Best of all, we got two eggs yesterday! I’ll try to get some pictures in the next few days! Lord Firestar has been crowing a lot. He’s also been dancing for his wives more than [...]
Kooshie may be my Backyard Chickens username but she’s also my adorable Easter Egger! Don’t you love her?
We ate the two Lady Sandstorm eggs today! That means today was the first time since August that we had real eggs! They were really good and extremely orange! Pure happiness! We thanked Lady Sandstorm, of course.
QuackStar was a funny duck. He decided to join our family on May 31, 2009. We were pretty startled when a day old duckling ran up to us! We quickly became good friends. He would follow us around the house, feet slapping on the floor, bill vacuuming lint and crumbs. He loved water! Baby QuackStar: This is [...]
She finally did it! That’s our first egg since August 28, 2009! That’s a long time to go without eggs. But there’s more: Chipmunk and her sisters keep sneaking into the Eglu and sitting in the nest! Maybe they’re going to lay soon. Yay!
Today was a perfect day to take pictures. The photos I took were so clear and bright that I didn’t need to use any filters to enhance the color! Chipmunk and Help hang out. Lord Firestar. This picture is beautiful!
I haven’t been able to take new pictures lately because it’s been raining! Last night the wood pellet bedding swelled up so much that it lifted the roosts! Poor chickens. Eglus are fabulous but they aren’t the best in wet weather, they’re too low to the ground. Commenting: I have been getting a LOT of spam [...]
We went to a poultry show today! Here are a few of the millions of pictures I took! This Call duck was adorable! A true Ameraucana (bantam)! She was very interested and alert. Lovely to see. I just loved this Delaware bantam! I have plenty of pictures left to post but resizing takes time and not resizing [...]
Lady Sandstorm is an obsessed creep. Really. She doesn’t care what I do with her as long as there’s hair to peck. I would have been able to put that diaper on her but I was afraid of accidentally snapping her neck. Even with her *ahem* oddities, she’s still very loveable and has helped me with [...]
I tried putting the diaper on Lord Firestar today. That’s right, tried. Turns out he’s too big and feathery for the extra small size! Next I’ll try it on Lady Sandstorm. Hopefully it’ll work! Here’s a few useful chicken links: Omlet is the company that created the Eglu (yes, that should be enough to tell you that [...]
That’s right, diapers! Some relatives got me and Lord Firestar a purple butterfly extra small chicken diaper! As you may (or may not) know, I really wanted one! I’ll take pictures of it tomorrow! Cross your fingers that it will work right! We gave the Seramas milk today and Lady Sandstorm drank a lot. Then her [...]
I have six Seramas at the moment. Two from Jerry’s Seramas and four which were hatched from said pair’s eggs. They are: Lord Firestar, rooster of the flock. He’s heroic in the sense that, like a hero in a book, he fears violence and bloodshed. A gentle rooster. Lady Sandstorm has an obsession. She loves hair! The [...]
So, we’re having a passive solar bermed home built in the Pacific Northwest. You might not think that this would be a sensible venture (how often does the sun shine amidst cloud cover and rain?). But we have great southern exposure on this land, and all the calculations showed that we could have an effective [...]
Pretty exciting! We haven’t had a new decade in ten years! I’m not sure what I’m going to do to celebrate. Don’t worry, I’ll think up something.
Yikes! Yikes is wise and funny. She likes pecking shoes. Snowneck! One of the biggest, Snowneck has a deep, grumbling voice and a huge appetite! She’s sweet and gentle, too! Cutie-Pie! She’s huge and strong! Her ambition is to hatch eggs… or never get another case of impacted crop. Sleeve-Eater! Sleeve-Eater is calm and quiet. Her vocabulary largely consists [...]
After some very basic customizing, I think it’s time to tell you a little about my birds! I have 14 hens ( if I did the math right!) and one adorable rooster. I also had a duck for a while but he decided to leave. He was cute. The hen in the picture is Yikes. [...]