Archive for August, 2012

mystery blood…

So I tried to take a photo of this but my camera is at my parents and my husband’s has no memory card (because I stole it and put it into my camera) but there were two bloody stools in the coop this morning.  They had to belong to one (or 2) of the original flock members b/c the new two are separated still…though one got in with the big girls and was not too kindly received.  So after on-line research it’s either nothing…or fatal…awesome.

The girls are getting pretty big, I’m wondering if they will pass blood before they begin to lay.  Any of you chicken veterans out there have any advice or suggestions for me?

On another note.  I hate fixing plumbing problems…however if you don’t fix them they begin to pile up…now we have something to fix in every room in the house with running water (minus the laundry room, thank God)  Guess I know what I’ll be doing in September.

and then there were ten…

Two more chickens…photos to come…

A Few Loose Ends.

After seeing other bloggers posting their knitting I figured I would throw mine up as well.  I have several projects in the works (who doesn’t, right?) but this one may be done in time for entry into the State Fair.  I doubt I will have the lace scarf finished but I’m going to knit my fingers off for the next week in a valiant effort.  Wish me luck!

Here is a close-up of my son’s baby blanket. I made similar blankets for my other two chidren. I use scrap yarn, and crochet in a circle, creating the pattern one round at a time however the mood strikes me.

Here it is next to the one I made for Bubba when he was little (trust me, he will be the first to tell you that three year olds are big boys). Both the big kids wanted colors from their blankets incorporated into baby’s. The light blue near the outside of the new one is from Bubba’s and the Green in the center is from Bean’s.


I just love the textures in these giant doilie-blankets.

Now all I have to do is weave in a few loose ends and she’s good to go.


Shamelessly posting photos of my chickens…

Miss. Dr. Beard Face (a la Scrubs) and one of the RIRs

After eating two of our silkies we decided to give teeny weenie to my uncle. She didn’t roost up with the other girls, and we felt bad having her sleep on the ground all alone. She’s getting along well with her new flock. We’re now down to 3 RIR, 2 Barred Rock, 1 SLW, and 1 Welsumer

I’ve never seen a chicken with a beard before…weirdo

Baby loves the chickens, and they all follow him around…though considering the last time he tried to gie him a leaf he got his finger bitten I don’t foresee him trying that again any time soon…then again he is a baby. I don’t think his memory is too well-developed at this point.

It’s been hot this week.

…oh…and these finally bloomed. LOVE IT!
Enjoy the week. And if you get clear skies make sure you check out the meteor shower. My husband and I saw quite a few of them last night. Good times.

Washington wildflower

Washington wildflower