We are not.
We realized we would need three chicken coops, and quick, so Amazon fairy to the rescue! We bought a prefab chicken house for our middle girls. The husband built it this afternoon Continue reading
So for the Husband’s birthday, I took him to the Balloon Fest in Anthony, Kansas. He (of course) used to fly hot air balloons when he was younger. I found a hotel, and made all of the arrangements I could – not many. We were at the mercy of the winds.
But it was a nice day. We left mid afternoon on Friday and meandered our way down to Harper, where we were staying. Got settled in and then went down to Anthony.
I fear that Dottie has crossed the road. We can’t find her. We can’t find any evidence of fowl play, but she’s nowhere to be found. She didn’t come home to roost last night, and we looked for a while, but no luck.
We remember you as someone who hated the chicken saddle most of all.
In addition to the beekeeping this weekend, we had our first hatch of chickens. We had no idea what we were doing, and were hoping for the best.We did pretty good.
We started out with nine eggs. Picked at random from the coop outside. We chose 4 Americauna Eggs, one each of Colombian Wyandotte, Buff Orpington, and Partridge Rock, and two Rhode Island Reds.
So this was a big weekend at the farm. On Friday, I called WW Bees to see about the status of our hives, and he said we needed to pick up today. Um… okay.
So now we have bees.
It’s been a busy time here at the farm. We have chicks, eggs pipping and brand new bees that were an epic fail last night.
I was stung maybe five times, and the Husband once. More as we get settled.
So living in the Midwest, we are used to weird swings in weather. This week was no exception. On Thursday, I wore my cute little sundress that I made and was outside as much as I could with my work schedule.
Friday was an entirely different story. Cold and crappy. We originally had planned on putting the little girls in a big pen in the garage, but that was a no-go – since it’s so dang cold. Saturday, we woke up to snow on the ground. YIKES.
The last day was pretty non-exciting. I missed the billboard that I always want to take a picture of, because of a joke that hit me about ten minutes after seeing it the first time, like five years ago.
But the rest of it was a couple of stops at junk stores, and listening to the KU game. Not too exciting.
But we did get to sleep in our own bed, and it had been two weeks since I had. So that was nice. Also the kittens were happy I was home.