So my six year old son posed the question to me a few weeks ago, “Do the chickens get Christmas presents?” I gave him the only response I could, “OF COURSE!!!” Since our dog and cats have stockings, my son wondered if the chickens had stockings too. Ummm, not yet!?!?
We live in town. There are stray cats around but we have never had a problem with them. In fact our two hens have cornered them before when they have entered our fenced in yard! Our girls live a very free range life. They get up when they want, always
A few months back a group of us girls were brought together to form Farm Chick Chit Chat. It was through this group that I came into contact with Amanda Schmitz of Louise’s Country Closet. Let me just say, before I tell you about here business, Amanda is an amazing
That question recently came up among a group of women near and dear to my heart. With so many hens molting, the fresh eggs were becoming few and far between in many of our coops. That is when I realized that yes, yes indeed, I say it proudly, I am
If you have read my blog from the beginning, you are aware, I am a reluctant farm girl. I thought I had left that life behind, only to have it brought back to life by my child. I let my son have chicks and that was all it was supposed
Darkness falls. The girls have gone to bed. Do you ever wonder what they are doing out there? I do! So I figured, why not go have a peek! So as quiet as a mouse I snuck out to the coop and found by the glow of the heat lamp……
There is a first time for everything and with children there are many, many, many first times. We were bless to have the chance to give our neighbor’s little girl her first time meeting a chicken. We tried playing Chicken Frisbee so she could watch them run around the yard,
As I have said before, I was reluctant to get back into the whole “farm girl” life. But when my son wanted chickens I did what any good mom would and caved! Well since the hens now rule my backyard, I figured I should just make the best of it.
As I was looking around for neat Halloween idea I came across Mad Scientist: 3 Halloween Experiments for Kids. My initial response when I saw the experiment for making Alien Monster Eggs was “That is soooo cool, my son is going to love doing this.” “Alien Monster Eggs: Eggs bubble
We have a chicken named Goldie. She has never, ever, EVER gone into the “coop” (aka our shed with chicken door cut in the side) at night on her own. Never!! Through rain and snow I have had to carry her lazy fluffy butt. Last winter I actually fell while
Remember my rant about why baby animals are cute? Yeah so the suckers (we humans) will fall in love and not eat them! Well cute has struck again and there are two evil baby chicks in my dinning room for the second spring in a row. Alas, what am I
Why are baby animals so stinking cute? It is NOT so their mothers will love them. Oh no! As a mother I have come to the conclusion that no matter how butt ugly your offspring are, you will love and care for them because they are yours. Baby animals are
**Queue Star Wars Music** Long, long ago, in a childhood far, far away……… At the age of 10, my parents moved us out into the country. My Aunt quickly provided me with my first “farm” experience by giving me a rabbit. He was a Red Satin I named BR (bunny