Friday, April 5, 2013

A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy Far Far Away ....

Some sick God decided that chicks need to grow really fast ...

We got these "ladies" one week ago .... On Good Friday

8 Red Sex-Links
4 White Leghorns

The Leghorns were bigger, they looked older - that's why we only got 4, we didn't want the sex-links to get "beaten up" on

Well, that Godly sense of humor has hit ...

The Sex-links are pretty big now ... definitely bigger than those Leghorns!

I will try to get a photo of my daughter holding one of the birds tonight to compare with the ones I have of her holding them the day we got them and on Easter Sunday (3 days later) ... They barely fit in the palm of her hand now!

Here's a comparative photo for the post before this one ...

Monday, April 1, 2013

New season

Wow it has been a LONG time since I've updated this blog ... Just not a lot happening

The drought killed the garden last year ... No tomatoes, no cabbage, very little broccoli, but plenty of squash ... Go figure that one.

This year we are going to not plant corn, but try to keep the land tilled and clovered to allow a build up of nitrogen ... I may plant some small crops though - we will see ...

But we have decided to do a bit of "self sufficiency" but making our own manure-compost! Well we will try it at least.

To do this we got some new additions to the farm (more on the breeds later)