Thursday, August 12, 2010

More Roosters...

We received a rescue rooster last year that we named Van Gogh. He is a gorgeous enormous Buff Orpington but meeeeannn. His name should be Diablo. He has attacked my oldest daughter and myself despite attempts to kill'em with kindness. He is a rooster of the worst kind. Once they are bad there is no way to retrain the dominance out of them. I thought I would make some soup but couldn't bring myself to do the deed because he is so pretty. We made him a smaller coop to try and tame him and tone down his roosterness but he is none the less aggressive. Well now we have an up and coming 11 week old araucana (we'll call romeo) that could be trained to be nice if I show myself to be the dominant bird.

Did I mention the constant screams coming out of these birds that started this morning? Ugg

6mo Rooster VanGogh
I guess it is time to make a giant soup...

Friday, August 6, 2010


The garden is a little over loaded

Flowers are helping attacted all the right helpers. The girls and I saw our first hummingbird the other night

Our mix of araucanas and americanas are 10 weeks now and should begin producing blue and green eggs in October

Ant and I have been painting and he is rebuilding the sitting porch

Sitting porch

We cristened a new addition to the farm

Nicey nice!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Harvesting in the LillyZoo

Just finished a Chicken harvest of 26 Cornish X Rocks and now on to a daily harvest of:

Dried Pinto Beans

More on the chicken harvest in a later post