Articles come off my keyboard kind of… scattershot.Â That might not work for everyone.Â That’s okay, there’s a Guided Tour!
Just pics because I can.
, thank goodness.Â We’re finally getting enough eggs for ourselves (have been having to supplement) and now we’ll have a leeedle extra.Â Such good news!
Here are our six. The two in front are Alice and Alert, from the first batch. The four in back are, from left to right,
1st on left: Welsummer: Brown & gold
2nd: Cuckoo Maran: B&W w/ feathered legs (had all her tailfeathers plucked out at the breeder’s, so she’s called Buttless)
3rd: MilleFleur Leghorn: Million Flowers (I think we’re going to call her Beautiful)
4th, far right: Creole Penedesenca: Grey w/ white legs
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Fun Fact: the size of the chicken, her health,Â how good she eats, AND the season determines the size and amount of eggs layed.
Hey! My camera works! It had been stubborn for a few months. So let’s do ALL the pictures.
Garden Glamour Shot through the new back door that I spent two weeks altering to have a very sturdy doggie door:
Fun Fact: the dog hates the doggie door. It’s too tall for our little dwarf. *sigh*
Our old lemon tree came down in a storm (and then was helped, but we’re not getting into that). So this new keyhole-shaped bed will be a perennial bed, the large circle in the back for the lemon tree (probably another Eureka) and a modified herb-spiral down the rest of the ‘key’.
Fun Fact: herbs can be perennials. Even in Washington State the temperate-loving Rosemary can live for decades.
So here’s what the coop looks like now. We’re planning improvements, but if I wait till “everything” is “done” then you’ll get pics when I’m dead. So!
The doors into the coop have big vents with two different layers of welded wire. Also four points of security on them… but we’re going to add another. We have The Local Animal Wildlife Highway (creek) running through the backyard, which means raccoons, opossums, deer, foxes, cats, dogs, goats, sheep, rats, mice, voles, moles, and other fun things walking about regularly. So, yeah. Another cane brace. Maybe too.
I forgot to turn all of the planters we have over… so some rain collected. And so we got (don’t ask me how) some Pacific Coast Chorus frogs.
They are my absolute favorite frogs in the whole world. They used to send me to sleep at night. I’m planning to create a habitat for them next rainy season!
Anyway. Here they are — sorry some of the pics are very fuzzy. There are two, and here’s me peeling back the planters to find them….!
Fun fact: frogs enjoy still water, so I’m going to have to control my fear of mosquitoes (and mosquito larvae) to get frogs. Cross your fingers for me.
Alert (AKA Neurovore), Agnes (AKA Bossy), Alice (AKA The Stoner). Alert is crazy aware of possible threats, Agnes is even bossier than I am, and Alice is ANYWHERE THE FOOD IS OH YEAH MUNCHIES MAN!!!!!