Thankyou to Judys Jems for todays graphics
Good afternoon y'all. Well, lets hope that Old Man Winter has blown his last after last night. It got down into the twenties.
I did my usual routine last night. More of the chickens are getting the idea as far as going into the new house. I am having to get fewer and fewer into a house at night. That doesnt mean everyone is cooperating.
We had another casualty last night. Those darn penciled rocks, they are so determined that they are not going to go into an enclosure, they would just a soon hide from me that go in with their flock.
This morning I got up the recipe, as usual..went to let out everyone...took a glance over to the back corner of the property...and there was a lump in the frozen grass. Could it be a body? How? Before letting anyone out I went out there to investigate. Sure enough...a penciled rock hen. This time, whatever got her, was really hungry. I mean it ate dinner right there. There was nothing left but a hollowed out carcass. No head, no rear.
Have they caught on to the recipe? I dont know. I am going to stuff the dead carcass this evening with the recipe...and set it out for them to take it home. As cold as it was last night, I am guessing the recipe was frozen solid. Doesnt make a very good meal.
Everyone was put up, locked up tight. What happened? She hid from me. I dont know where, but she did,and now she is dead for it.
So, that makes an even ten birds. Enough about this.
I have a few more pictures to share from the show. Here we have a White Crested Polish Hen. These are among my favorite of the colors Polish come in. There was no roo, or I would have made sure to take his picture too.
Next is a Buff Laced (maybe called Golden Buff Laced, cant remember for sure) Polish hen.
Next are two REAL Aracuanas. Both are roos I believe. A lot of people try to sell Americaunas off as Aracaunas...but true Aracaunas are rumpless and have the feathers sticking out of the sides of their head.
There isnt much else going on around here. Just waiting out the cold...waiting for some warmer weather to get these old bones moving. This weekend holds promise of warmer temps...so I am looking toward the weekend. :)
Everyone have a nice Thursday...I hear the laundry and dishes calling my name...and its time to homeschool and make out a grocery list.
Oh there is one bit of news...Ian is buying me a 20 gauge shotgun. I have never shot any type of gun, but he is going to teach me, and maybe on some of these warmer nights the predators coming in will find me waiting for them. I could start a foxtail collection..yeah... (evil grin).
I was supposed to get it on Valentines Day ( is that redneck or WHAT??? LOL).
Whatdju git fer Valentines Day? A SHOTGUN! Woo hoo! Hilarious! ;)