Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Free Range Chickens

The girls had their first taste of freedom today. They were very hesitant to come out of their run but eventually got brave and walked right out. They didn't stray far from each other or their run but they enjoyed digging and scratching in the dirt and had to be stopped from digging up some crocuses. They even got to meet 2 of the dogs face to face and neither seemed to be bothered by the other. They can dig a hole pretty fast and trash a plant in nothing flat so I'm not to sure how often they will be running free in the garden! Next time I'll make sure to get pictures!

Spring has Sprung

At least at Hick's. Although my yard is getting there, all the bulbs are popping up and the daylilys are poking through but there is not a lot of color yet. To be honest I was a little disappointed with the display's at Hick's this year. All of the color was a great pick me up but the only display that really got me excited was the vegetable garden. It was so neat and perfect. Maybe that will be my next project....

Sunday, February 22, 2009

What came first...

In my case the chickens came way before the eggs. I've been a bad chicken mom and haven't checked inside the girl's coop in a few days, well this morning I decided to clean it out and much to my surprise there were 4 beautiful eggs waiting for me! I thought I would have to wait until the spring to have eggs but one of the girls decided to start early. Now I just have to figure who is doing the laying.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Some Winter Color

I've been going a little stir crazy lately and really looking forward to some seeing some color in my garden. I thought I would have to wait until Spring but I had a few very colorful visitors to my backyard. These aren't the greatest pictures since I took them from inside through windows that haven't been cleaned since the summer. There were six Cardinals flying between my yard and the neighbors.

Friday, December 26, 2008

The Girls

I can't call them chicks anymore, the girls are almost four months old and huge. This picture was taken in October and they have grown quite a bit since. Unfortunately egg production slows down in the winter so I probably won't see any eggs till the spring but in the meantime they are still very entertaining and really easy to take care of. They each have their own personality and are very sweet. I am still terrified of birds especially the hawk the visits my yard but I love my chickens. They even put up with the dogs.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Winter Blues...

I was very excited to get some garden catalogs in the mail over this past week. I sat down and read them and dogged eared all of the pages of plants I might order. By the time I was done I was completely depressed, I want to go outside and plant something!!!! I'm happy that Christmas is almost here and if it wasn't for all the baking, decorating, and crafting, I would probably lose my mind but it's just not the same. The only reason I have to get into the yard is to visit and feed the chickens (they are huge and I'll post some new pics soon). I guess Nichole's Garden is moving inside for the season!