Wrinkly

Sorry it has been so long since my last post, but I have been busy. I have some sad news. A couple weeks ago, Wrinkly died. It happened peacefully, in her sleep. She was old, but my family and I still loved her. We gave her a small burial in our garden.

photo 3-2 Goodbye, Wrinkly.

What’s happening

I had a fun day making moisturizing cream with and cross-stitching with Mom.

My humming bird and my Mom's California cross-stitching.

My humming bird and my Mom’s California cross-stitching.

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 My button collection. (By the way, I don’t knit)

And last but not least, the lambs now and when they were babies!

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Begonia

Begonia

Begonia

Buttercup

Buttercup

Me and Buttercup

Buttercup

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Laurel

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Laurel

Adorable!

LAMBS!

On Saturday we got our lambs! They are SO CUTE! We got Buttercup, Begonia and Laurel. They eat a lot!

Buttercup

Buttercup

Begonia

Begonia

Really cute!

Really cute!

Laurel

Laurel

                                                                                          I will do more on them later. Goodbye!

Ostrich is Broody!!!!!

IMG_0361A couple days ago, we found out that Ostrich was broody! For the non- chicken-keepers reading, being broody means that they want to be a mother.  They find eggs (They don’t care if they are  imaginary, fake or real!) and sit on them for around a  month until the eggs hatch! First she tried to set  up her eggs in the nesting box, (Failure, as the other chickens pecked her to try to get to the  eggs) then we moved her to our barn in an old dog crate bedded with straw and with little cups of food and water. She was happy in there for a little while, then my Mom pointed out that it would be hard for her to stretch her legs. We moved IMG_0366the crate to the chickens old coop, but Ostrich didn’t want to go back in. We shoved her in and closed the door. She got frantic and broke an egg. She sampled the yolk and suddenly wanted to stay in. I pulled her out, replaced the eggy straw and removed the eggshell. All Ostrich wanted was to sit in the nesting box. We let her in and marked her 10 eggs with blue sharpie. Then we put her in the ‘Broody-Box’ as we call it. The Broody-Box is an area of the upper coop that you can block from other chickens by inserting a piece of wood with a window attached. The other chickens can look but can’t do anything else.IMG_0371IMG_0369

I hope we don’t have anymore problems with broodiness!