Into the abyss

It’s a dark tale of chaos – lives shattered, fowl betrayal and a nasty stink in the air.

No it’s just my backyard – a skunk has taken up residence under our shed and has been eating our eggs. Found the brooding hens nest under the trailer and ate ten of the eighteen! We had to remove the remaining eggs and now the hens are in an uproar. I’m just hoping we can trap the thing without loosing anymore eggs or a chicken. Not getting sprayed would be good too.

Dog fight

I’ve been working on photos for my webcomic and ran across a funny story. When Hickory first learned that Druid would be joining the family we thought she was sharing her favorite blanket…

But she was trying to bury him. lol 😂

“That ought to do it!”

Now she goes and pouts …

Until she wants her blanket back! Bwahahaha!

She is so put out and Druid is having his finders keepers moment.

A few weeks later … revenge!

Told you

As I mentioned before the leprechauns like to mess with me and as today was the 18th I was prepared but my husband was not- don’t think he really believed, until today.

The tv remote went missing and I watched him tare the couches apart trying to find it (I’m lame right now after bashing my knee). After talking about my luck and vacuuming the torn apart furniture I decided to rearrange the cushions just for good measure- lifted up the seat and the remote was there! My husband started freaking out. lol

How I bashed my knee- Hickory likes to round up our chickens and when they don’t mind her she starts to nip at their tails. They didn’t need to be rounded up since they were all coming to me for treats and I was defending my flock- I chased the dog away and forgot about the facet spigot that sticks out of the ground. Bash. Bang. On the ground – and the chickens just flocked around wanting treats while I lay curled up in a ball of pain. At least they didn’t peak me while I was down. lol

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 neighbor’s 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!

The 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