|Bearded Belgian D'Anver Bantams|
Three bags full....well, really, one bag, but there is lots left over.
|I love these little birds|
The kids had a friend stop by yesterday to shear the ram and ewe they are keeping and to take the other one over to today's sale.
They also brought home a bum lamb that another friend gave them. I am most glad that it is not me who has to traipse to the barn so many times a day with a bottle of milk. I have been there, done that, and enjoyed it too, but I am still glad it's not me doing it.
|Klondike and Echo|
Varmints got most of the lovely little chickies the kids were raising, so today was bird moving day. Now the remaining chicks and one hen are in the coop the boss, Alan, and Jade built last winter. We had one like it back in my chicken days and they benefited from the mistakes we made and have an even better one now. I used mine for 20 years or more.
The big Cochins are now in the small free-standing coop right outside the back door. Matt gave it to us a few years back. I love having them out there where I can hear them and see them from the kitchen. The coop is too cold in the winter, but it does them well in summer.
|Enough wool for an ostrich nest with some left over....|
if ostriches built nests from wool that is
Anyhow, no one has any use for the wool from the sheep, so I grabbed some to put in a mesh bag for bird nesting amterial. I am going to ask Liz to save me a bit in the barn too, so it stays dry so I can put more out later, when the nesting season really gets going. The chickadees are already picking at it!