I keep telling y’all about my asshole chickens. I tell everyone that they just do whatever they want. And they do. It’s part of the reason our eggs taste so damn good…because our chickens go wherever they please…no matter how hard we try to keep them in their yard… Though, one of the projects on “The List” is to re-do the chicken yard so that they actually *do* stay in there. I have plans to expand our gardens exponentially, and the toughest part of that is keeping the asshole birds *out* of them. So eventually, we have to keep the birds in their yard…
In the meantime, they’re everywhere…
See? Here they’re hanging out under the trailer (which happens to have hay on it), picking through the hay bits that have fallen, clucking and generally just being chickens. This trailer is on the opposite side of the house from where their yard is…in fact this trailer is right beside the driveway, no where near the chicken yard. But don’t tell these assholes that. To them, the entire yard is their yard. 😂😂😂
You see, since March 28th, I have not been able to upload a single picture to the blog. I’ve been having to link to Instagram to show y’all pictures. Today, for some reason unknown to me, I decided to try to upload a few images.
So, now I’m going through any pictures I’ve taken the last month and trying to do a mass uploading, just incase WP decides that I shouldn’t be able to again…
Today you get Cricket, the happy muscovy duck:
Why is he happy? He doesn’t know. He’s a duck. 😂😂😂
Ducks and images aside, gardening is getting underway. This past weekend, I rejigged the small raised beds in the front yard. There are 9 ~ 3’x3′ beds. Well, were. Now there are 3 ~ 3’x3′ bed that are much deeper. I took out 6 of them, stacked them on the other 3 and made them more usable. A good heavy layer of rotted horse manure in the bottom, some straw over top of that and then topsoil. And lots and lots and lots of watering in between. Then yesterday, I planted rhubarb in one and asparagus in another. I have room in the asparagus box for more crowns, so next time MCFHubby is at Canadian Tire, he’ll grab another pouch of them for me…and Thursday, he’s going to a friend’s to help split an established rhubarb for us. So I’ll have 2 rhubarb plants.
And anyone who knows me is doing the quizzical doggy head tilt, because I don’t like rhubarb. But, I like the *medicinal properties* of rhubarb…
Plus there’s wine, sooooo, yeah. 😂😂😂
Next up, prepping the spots for peas, and getting those planted. then we’re onto parsley, carrots and beets. While hathing more chicks…because we like eating chicken. 😂😂😂
I set another 80 eggs on the 1st. And I don’t know what the ducks are doing, but I’m hoping to see some duckling action happening soon. We have so many girls going broody, but no one is sitting nests yet. Our Ripple abandoned hers after we moved it…we knew that would be a possibility, but we couldn’t leave her getting beat up by the turkeys.
Speaking of turkeys, my 5 left from the hatching are doing great! Same with the 10 whites in with them. Eggs every day for breakfast and tons of gamebird feed in their feeder 24/7. Finally, they’re all growing gangbusters! Thank goodness!
Now I just need my full grown turkey hens to get on with the laying. They all have the tell tail sign that Oscar and Dingus are wooing them, but we haven’t seen any eggs yet. They might be like the ducks though…the ducks did nothing for laying/broodiness until their 2nd year. Eh, we shall see, right? In the meantime, there’s no shortage of chickens to eat here. 😂😂😂