Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Fossils

I like to take walks on my property and explore my environment, I am the curious sort and like to study the area I live. Today I collected some fossils including that of shells that suggest my whole area must have been under water once upon a time, now that is an interesting thought considering I live on a hill but on top a geologists dream of rock...






Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Garden Update

It is a summer like day today with temp in the 80s, I have been out turning the soil in the garden to get it ready...still growing some lettuce which I will pick soon.. Time to get the tiller out and turn the soil..







Friday, February 3, 2017

More Deer

They are out every day on the property, I give them corn everyday. I caught these crossing my dirt road one morning while I was going out... Then later they were back for some corn in the bucket...



Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Garden Update

Lettuce is looking good dsespite the cold weather, will be able to pull these plants before I start the spring garden...I will start tilling the ground middle next month...





Sunday, December 25, 2016

The Hens

I feed the chickens I have everyday but the one thing they always gobble down in record speed is greens and maybe mealy and earth worms. They will crowd around the greens dish and fight over the greens. I also put what I call a cabbage on a stick out in the pen as something they can peck at whenever they like. Always fun watching them and of course collecting the eggs...




Sunday, December 18, 2016

Coldest Air in Years

Air from the north pole has made it down as far south as central Texas where I am with winds at 20 to 30 mph and wind chills in the teens, and that is where I am. It is far worse in the states farther north than me. This morning I had to break up the ice every 2 hours in the chicken drinking bucket so they could get water. I think the fresh greens and feed I put out for them has frozen now at mid day and don't think the temp will get above freezing today or tomorrow. So have taken out fresh greens and seed to them, looks like a long day inside.

 Wind Chills
Temperatures Midday

Friday, December 16, 2016

Best Eggs Around

I was cracking some of the blue eggs from one of my hens and checking out the rich color of the yokes and the egg whites. Time to have some eggs and toast ...





Thursday, December 8, 2016

A Hard Freeze

The arctic has come down from Alaska, first this season and it will bring my garden to an end and bring a hard freeze down south where I am in Texas. I have pulled the rest of what I have in my garden including cabbage, peppers, and broccoli. I have some carrots still there, will have to see how they do...the cabbage will be good for the chickens../





Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Arctic is Coming

Polar air from the arctic is making its first plunge southward and will be taking over half the country by next Wed putting most people in the freeze. I think it might be the end to my garden except for the carrots, they should make it. I will pick the rest of the peppers and beans before then. I wonder if the cabbage could make it...




Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Hens

The hens are back to laying more now that the weather has been cooler. They are funny to watch, there are some that come up to me and beg for something good and then there are some that keep their distance. Some are louder than others, and I have one that is a real pig, she far eats more than any of the others.