Month: February 2005

  • Hens, Lights, and ears

    Well it’ s rather wet and dreary and chilly again today. Yesterday the hennies gave me a white egg, then three brown eggs, and that was it. Today it was exactly opposite. First a brown egg, then three white eggs, and nothing more so far. It’s funny to look at the eggs in their prospective […]

  • It’s a cool day

    Today it’s been cool and overcast, a bit gusty at times, and then rain started this afternoon. It “feels” chillier than it really is, due to all those conditions. This is normal, as hotter temps have the same thing making it usually “feel hotter”. Drier hot days don’t feel “as hot”, just as some cooler […]

  • Spring! Signs everywhere!

    It’s a lovely day so far. It’s supposed to be up to around 61 degrees F. The sun is shining. Spring is in the air. I forgot to post this exciting news the other day. Victoria were on the deck the other day sorting through some Thyme I’d cut out of my herb garden (hair […]

  • Egg Counts moved to own page

    Yesterday I began a new page with the egg counts. See it here . It’s a work in progress. The first page is a list of all pages with counts, and I have them named by month, so all egg counts are on monthly grouped pages, with the format, currently, similar to how I put […]

  • Eggs for Feb 23 2005

    Today we have, at this point: 4:57 PM, 8 eggs. Today we got a green egg, yesterday we did not. We got our biggest count yesterday of the year without the contribution of Hawklady. So today she has laid, an additional Leghorn has laid, as well as 5 others as we had yesterday (whether or […]

  • Upgrade to WP 1.5 complete

    I’ve now upgraded this weblog to WP 1.5. It was a bit difficult due to my customization of my comments form, but I got it straightened out fairly fast. I had to change some of the the php tags from “{ ?>” to ” : ?>” and then I forgot to transfer a couple of […]

  • Sunrise after a night of Thunderstorms

    Last night we had major thunderstorms come through, including earlier in the day as well. After dark we had the worst of them, harder pounding rain and pea-size, and some a tad larger, hail. Lots of Lighting, cloud to cloud mostly, it was wonderful to watch. The sky was filled with the flashes and glowing […]

  • Eggs for Feb 22 2005

    Eggs for 2-22-2005 9:00 AM – 1 Brown 9:15 AM – 1 White 9:30 AM – 2 White 11:40 AM- 3 Brown PM – 1 White PM – 1 Brown 4:30 PM – 1 White (freshly just laid!) Order gotten in: BWWWBBBWB Total: 10 4:40pm Update: We have 10 eggs so far today. That’s our […]

  • WordPress 1.5

    I converted my “other weblog” over to WP 1.5 yesterday. I’m planning on doing that here as well. It’s going to be a bit dicey though, as I need to clean up my CSS file anyhow, and to convert the existing blog, I’m not so sure I want to with all the plugins and stuff […]

  • The Dog and the Storm

    It’s raining very hard right now. It wasn’t raining awhile ago, but I thought I heard the rumble of thunder in the distant WSW. I looked at my accuweather email for the morning and it didn’t mention any thunderstorms. So I went online and looked at the radar and sure enough, there was a nast […]

  • Eggs for Feb 21 2005

    Eggs for 2-21-2005 8:30 AM – 2 Brown 9:30 AM – 2 White 10:15 AM – 1 White, 1 Brown PM – 1 White 4:45 PM – 1 Brown (nice and warm!) Gotten in this order: BBWWWBWB Total Thus Far: 8 It’s an overcast/foggy/rainy day. It’s not raining right now though. The egg production has […]

  • Eggs for Sunday – The Lord’s Day Feb 20 2005

    The Lord’s Day Eggs for 2-20-2005 8:30 AM – 1 Brown, 1 White 11:00 AM – 1 White PM – 2 Brown, 1 Green, 1 White Gotten in this order: BWWBGBW Total: 7

  • Eggs for Feb 19 2005

    Eggs for 2-19-2005 1 Green 3 Brown 3 White gotten through the day in this order: G B B W W W B Total: 7

  • Eggs for Feb 18 2005

    Eggs for 2-18-2005 9:30 AM – 1 Brown, 1 White 11:00 AM – 2 Brown 12:15 PM – 1 Brown 1:30 PM – 1 Brown, 1 White 3:40 PM – 1 White Total Thus Far: 8 It was cold last night, below freezing for the first time in awhile. The hens are laying fine today […]

  • Dog training in session

    These two photos are from the other day. Dog is now being trained to stay inside. Previously he has only been crate trained and stayed outside mostly, in his 10×10 corral and running free in fenced in backyard. So he’s new to the inside during daytime nice weather, not in crate. In these photos he […]

  • Eggs and Industrialization

    I am so happy to have our hens laying again. I’ve so missed their eggs, even though we found a farm less than 10 miles away to get good eggs from. They use the same layer feed that we are now using [we get it from them]. So now that “their” eggs are gone we […]

  • Eggs for Feb 17 2005

    Eggs for 2-17-2005 9:30 AM – 2 Brown 11:30 AM – 1 White 12:oo PM – 1 Green 1:00 PM – 1 Brown Total Thus Far: 5 Update: 12:10 PM: I went out to check for eggs and found Hawklady in the A-Frame Nest Box. She was in a laying position, close to actuall dropping […]

  • Eggs for Feb 16 2005

    2-16-2005 Egg Count: 6:00 AM – 1 Brown (the hens and me were up before sunrise and so I got this one nice and warm) 8:00 AM – 2 Brown, 1 Green (1 brown was very warm, the other two were cooling down) during the PM – 1 White, 2 Brown Total Thus Far: 7 […]

  • Eggs for Feb 15 2005

    2-15-2005 Egg Count: 9:00 AM – 1 White 11:30 AM – 2 Brown (both not warm when gotten) PM – 1 Brown Total: 4 I went out to check for eggs at 8am today. We had an egg right before that the day before. I didn’t think there’d be one that early today, not from […]

  • Valentine’s Dinner

    It’s Valentine’s Day night. It’s dark out and getting foggy. I was going to make an alfredo sauce to go with chicken breasts but couldn’t figure out what I wanted to really do. So I ended up just grating a bunch of parmesean and putting butter and cream in a pan, heating that and putting […]