Friday, June 14, 2013


It has been rainy - which means lots of mud!  I have been feeling terrible for our chickens because their fenced in area is much too muddy so I cut a very small hole in the adjacent goat fenced area so they can be among the grass.  I am thinking that having the chickens scratch and eat some of the nasties might be a good thing for the goats too.

Navigating the wet and muddy path.

This spring we have six new layers - 3 Rhode Island Reds and 3 Buff Orpingtons.  They should be laying by late summer which means we will have eggs this winter.

During the evening hours, the sun shines (yes it came out!) in such a way that makes everything look beautiful around our little homestead.


  1. It seems to be feast or famine-rain or drought lately throughout the country doesn't it?

    Your chickens look very happy and oh, how I would love fresh eggs throughout the winter season.


  2. Your homestead *does* look just beautiful!!! :)

    Katy :)

  3. We've had a lot of rain too, as evident by the puppy prints througout the house right now.

    You have so much green there right now. It's beautiful.

  4. Beautiful pictures. I miss having chickens, our yard is just not suitable anymore.

  5. It's a mudfest here too! Our poor chickens are pecking around in slurry part of the time, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a few dry days in a row!