Amidst of all of the insanity over the last few months, with my dad, his wife and my daughter's illnesses and finally my Dad's death, we somehow managed to order some chicks for spring. We had planned on having an addition built on to the chicken coop by the time they arrived.
However that didn't happen, so I had to butcher both of my buck rabbits to make room for these little guys. I will try breeding my does with Angie's buck next time, and will eventually get replacements.
Most will end up as laying hens to increase our flock. If I ever get the addition built. Scratch that, I MUST get it done and soon!!! In between cutting up felled trees and planting a garden!!
And of course trying to find SOME time to go fishing!
Somewhere in all of this mess of fluff are 25 Vantress Cross broilers, 10 Isa Brown, 10 Buff Orphington and 5 Americana chicks.
Most of the Vantress Crosses will be table fare and are straight run birds, as are the Americanas, but the rest are pullets.
I came upon this surprise quite by accident.
We usually don't see any tree frogs around our yard. I've had a special reguard for these little guys since I was a child.
And even after disturbing this guy's slumber he has stuck around in the same spot for the last 4 days. Maybe he will decide to make this old woodpecker nest his home. The day after I spotted this chap I found another not too far away. I hope they eat all of the mosquitos and gnats they can, because I am tired of donating blood already!
Wifey's tulips are blooming.
And the grape hyacinths are spreading.
I do like the pretty little things though.
Maybe next year!