Showing posts from May, 2016

Happy Birthday To the Best Friend Ever!

This post is dedicated to Sara, my best friend. Here are some hopefully not (too) embarrassing photos;). You are a great friend, Sara, Happy Birthday!

She hates is when people spell her name with an "H"  Her smile of pleasure is always a grace, She loves and she shares,  She prays and she cares, She is awesome as can be!  She is a best friend to me. 

     Well, Sara, Happy Birthday! Can't wait to see you :).

A LOT of stuff happening!

Hi guys, how are you? I am quite well, and am enjoying my last two weeks of being 13; wow, it has almost been a whole year since I started this! Well, my birthday is June 10th, if you want to comment happy birthday, or if you just wanted to know. We have been quite busy on what I like to call our hobby homestead.  Two female adult quail have been added to our small flock, named Ophelia and Athena, as well as two Salmon Faverelle pullet chicks. Names for them are TBD, and we just put seven, yes seven, duck eggs into the incubator, this night, as a result of the duck tragedy. Thea is at a dance right now, about to get home. I am quite tired; I had babysitting at high school youth group, as I am not quite in high school. I also did a bit of work around the house with the chicks and quail. I always feel like when I turn another year older, I am going to somehow feel so different, but it just feels like I am another day older, which I technically am. I have been writing letters to a g…

A Really Hard Week

Hi guys, I have some really bad news. We have lost six of our animals in one week. First, we lost Lila and Penelope, our probably only two hens out of our seven chicks. They are buried in our iris garden. Then, we lost four ducks, and that was one of the hardest things I have ever been through, because I forgot to lock them in their pen, for the first time even though I have done it several hundred times, and thus if I had remembered they would be alive. They were probably killed by a mink, as four were dead, and mink kill as many as possible, but we only found three, and they were not bloody at all, which is the hunting style of mink, and we have seen mink around our neighborhood. It killed Runner, Taru, Leroy, and Daisy. Honestly, I will miss them very much, but we found out that Taru had put up a fight to protect his girls, which ended in his death, but probably saved Illya and Dragon, and it makes me so proud and even sadder than before. I made a beautiful grave for them with …

I'm Back

Hi guys, I know I haven't posted in a while, but we had some, well, technical difficulties with our computer. Well, er, both of them. They both broke down in the same week. They were easy to fix, except then the other one broke down again. We took it to the shop, again, they were able to turn it on, and it kind of sort of caught on fire. So, not really my fault I haven't posted in a while. Quite surprisingly, the computer that caught on fire is home and all fixed up, thanks to some awesome computer repair people. Anyways, seriously a lot of stuff has been going on. A LOT. First of all we, had chicks hatch. Seven chicks, under Frisky.
Aren't they cute? Raising chicks is so much easier with a hen, and if I ever hatch my own chicks or quail again, I am using one. I only have a name for the definite female, and it is Penelope. Frisky is being a great mom, finding food and grubs for her babies. They turned one week old today. I have also been gardening like crazy, so the chi…