Don’t count your chickens

We had given up on our three oldest hens for egg production- thus the reason for the new flock of birds – however we have noticed that they have been congregating on my friend’s trailer stoop – making and awful racket, and disappearing under the trailer. So we pulled back the hay bales … a dozen eggs! I wouldn’t mind more chicks.(wink)

Muscle relaxer

Had an adventure yesterday – thus the reason for not posting last night.

It all started while watching my horses basking in the sun – Mousse, our big paint mare was done warming her belly and decided to roll over to get her backside. Unfortunately she was to close to the fence and got her big feet and legs stuck. The rest of my horses plus the neighbors horses all rush to her side. At first they looked concerned but then they began to pick at her almost as if they were teasing- haha you got yourself stuck.

So out I trudged past the mud to her rescue in an attempt to set her free from her hecklers and shackles. I was able to chase away the peanut gallery but could not free her by myself so called for backup. So now there are to invalids try to move a one ton horse. After some fence cutting, leg wrangling and heavy rolling me and Kar were out of commission for the rest of the day!

Photo is for reference- Chaser, Misty, Mousse (Blue Mousse – the gentle giant)

We’ve got …

After many month of store bought eggs I discovered that one of our silver-laced birds has started laying. This would also explain Carmine’s interest in the youngsters suddenly. She is quite the prissy one – she had to watch and make sure I made her nest right and even then she still complained. Maybe it was because I was too slow and everyone wanted to see the new quarters so she had to lay her egg on the hard floor. Oops Anyhow- we now have 1 good egg and two cracked ones.

Clever girl

One of our new chicken, named Blue – after the velociraptor – decided to figure out what was going on in the big house. (see video on Instagram) She actually made it into the house after several failed attempts at peaking, jumping and analyzing the door. Ok – I let her in – just to see what she would do.

She made herself comfortable! lol

Living in obscurity

Maybe I like the fact that most have never heard of, or know where I live. Yes I know it’s the country and not much goes on here – just how I like it – but it dawned on me that this is not the first place I have lived that has no baring on a map. I’m at peace with my surroundings – even if some moron wants to plow through my fence at three in the morning – or the neighbors dog takes an interest in herding my goats at midnight – I can sleep soundly knowing that my towns name will not be of any interest to reporters, nor will it be headlining the nightly news.

Happy Halloween 

Because we live in the country and on a highway road we usually saddle up the horses and ride over to the subdivisions to throw candy at trick or treaters- not this year. I’m still suffering from an ear infection so we stayed in and started the new season of “Stranger Things”.