Tuesday, April 23, 2013

It's freezing!!

I'm stuck outside! While I was at work Dean decided to self clean the oven. While that's wonderful he wanted to make my oven sparkly clean and all, I'm now stuck outside freezing my toosh off! The house is smoking and smells terrible! And there's another three hours to go!

I know I could just leave and go somewhere but I just wanna stay and hang with my animals. So I'm sitting outside plotting my garden bed layout. We just finished yesterday building and filling our garden beds. I'm so excited to grow my will first garden. Last spring and summer we were so busy doing work around the house, since it was our first summer here that we were to busy to build an actual garden site. Hoping this summer will be decent for some fresh home grown produce!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

They got me

Well as I previously posted u got my first silky egg a couple weeks ago. Which is really funny because Dean kept teasing me that they were all roosters. And if course me being the proud mama said "no they're not, they don't look anything like the silk roosters!" We'll it turned out that this chicken mama was right thank goodness or I'd never hear the end of it. All three of my Silkys are now laying eggs and rather consistently too.

Now on to another fun adventure I've started. I've put seven of my khaki Campbell duck eggs in the incubator, fingers crossed that they hatch. This is my first time and I'm a little nervous. I've promised Dean I would sell the ducklings however if there is a crested he agreed I could keep it since I lost my beloved crested last fall. I know my chances of hatching a crested is small but you never know!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Loving the spring!

This spring feels completely different, it's our second spring here in our house and its already changed a lot. Our flowers are blooming that we planted last year which is always amazing to watch. Our plum tree and blueberries are also looking amazing.

It's also been a year since we've started raising chickens. We've been getting an abundance of eggs everyday. Last week I even got my first duck egg! And yesterday I got my very first silky egg, they turn a year next week. :)

The first picture is of my khaki Campbell egg and the second Is a silky egg between my two Rhode Island eggs. It's amazing how small the silky egg is.