Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Sandwich Poll continues

Thanks for all the comments on the sandwich poll - they're great! Of course these sandwiches are going to be made fresh and will "packed" so I'm looking for something that is easily transported yet appealing. I would like to offer 3-4 choices so keep the ideas and the comments coming! Ya'll are great!
Happy Trails...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I'm taking a poll and need your help

This question is directed more to the men so, ladies, please ask your guys this question. If you were given a choice of sandwiches for lunch, what would you choose: chicken salad, ham & cheese, roast beef, tuna or other?
Happy Trails...

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Too cute!

I know I just posted but I had to post this...this is too cute. When I went out to close up the chicken house, Pong had made it all the way to the highest roost with the big girls. He's (remember I call him a "he") moved from a corner on the floor, up to a stick, up to the middle roost and now to the top. Gee, I hope this little guy makes it.
Goodnight all,
Happy Trails...

Chicken Attack

Okay, I's been awhile since I posted excuses. Just no motivation. I think it's the heat. The heat and drought is bringing up coyotes into the yard (or near the yard). My 20+ hens, one rooster and two clutches have been reduced to 8 hens and one chick. Talk about sickening!! And they are quick! Each day when I was on the lookout for the coyotes, it seemed they came up an hour earlier each day. I would glance out the window and see one trotting off with a chicken and before I could get out the door, they were gone. The only thing that saved them several times was the field fence between me and my neighbors'. They would just stand over there and watch me.
So now my chickens have been moved closer to the house. They are actually in their own yard in my yard. I love having them close. I love my chickens!
It's been 100-107 degrees here for weeks. There is no grass left. I'm now making mud puddles for my chickens to keep them cool. And I'm getting only two eggs a day...if I'm lucky.
I guess this is one way to keep a fuzzy butt cool...lay the egg in the mud!
This is my one little chick that's left. His name is Pong because when he (I call him a "he" in hopes he's a rooster) and the other little chick hatched, they looked like ping pong balls. Ping didn't make it.
Since I've moved the chickens, I haven't seen any more coyotes. I'm sure they're out there looking for something to eat and trying to find water.
Hope everyone out there is staying cool..
Happy Trails...