Well, after the long wait the puppies are here. I should say puppy. there was only one. After two huge litters, for Buhunds, of eight each, Cherokee has decided that mass production is to difficult.
This time she decided that she should make the very best puppy she could make.
She has succeeded in the best way possible.
She has given birth to the most beautiful and rare all black female puppy.
She has only a tiny bit of white on her two back feet on her middle toes.
She is Buhund perfection epitomized.
Now we have a difficult dilemma, to whom shall we entrust this treasure?
Good Morning Friends!
I’m so excited this morning! Last night one of my favorite bloggers and Facebook pages, “The Chicken Chick at Egg Carton Labels by ADozenGirlz” kicked off a giveaway with us as her sponsor! The prize, 18-24 fertile Coturnix quail hatching eggs! Head on over to her facebook page for your chance to win! Just click on her GIVEAWAY tab at the top of her page under her profile picture.
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Happy Mother’s Day to all you Mom’s out there! Whether you have “human” children or a farm full of furry and/or feathered children, it’s your day!
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Just a reminder, our CONTEST ends on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 13th at 7:00pm! There’s still time for you to get in on a chance to win a really great prize! Click on the CONTEST tab to get the details. Good luck everyone!
My family quit eating microwave popcorn and went back to the good ole’ days of stovetop popcorn for health reasons. There’s is such a difference in taste, plus I can get creative with it and add anything I want to give it my own flavor. Stovetop is so much better!
I recently discovered that I can have the best of both worlds. Did you know that you can have the convenience of microwave popcorn without the health risks that have recently been associated with it? You can! Simply take your popcorn kernels (I use organic popcorn that I buy from the farmer’s market) and put a couple handfuls in a brown paper lunch bag, fold it closed, lay it flat in your microwave (I put mine on for 3 minutes, pop time will vary depending on your microwave, play around with until you get it right) and VIOLA you have a bag of popcorn! It’s great to take in the car, put in your kids lunch boxes, or enjoy simply sitting on your couch enjoying a movie and you don’t have the messy clean up, although, if you put too many kernels in you may have to clean out your microwave:)
A good friend of mine recently hatched 1 single turkey, 1 single serama bantam and 11 ducklings. I hatched 1 single runner duck “Rosie May” and 6 seramas. So my friend thought it would be a good idea to trade ducks and seramas, the turkey would still be the only turkey, but at least the duck and serama could have a friend of their own kind. So, I paid her a visit to swap chicks, (this is how “Daisy Duck” came to be with us). Well, now that her serama had a friend she thought she could take the turkey out of that brooder, she was oh so wrong. Let me just tell you, 2 serama chicks and a turkey chick the same age look very silly together, the size is so different! The serama that I swapped her for the duckling “screamed” for hours after the turkey was taken out. Her son even went and woke her up saying, “Mom do something, that chick won’t shut up!” Not knowing what to do, she thought she’d bring the turkey back and see if that helped. Low and behold, the “screaming” stopped! The serama and the turkey had bonded! Forget that the serama had another little serama to be friends with, she wanted that turkey! Picture that bond if you can. A very large breed of bird, and the world’s smallest breed of chicken! Got your visual? Mine is of a tiny little serama riding around on the turkeys back! So silly, but so very precious!
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A few days ago I introduced you to “Rosie May” our runner duckling. If you read her story, you know she was a big surprise! A friend had given me 3 blue eggs and those blue eggs ended up being duck eggs! Unfortunately for Lil Rosie May, she was the only hatchling:( It is to my understanding that ducks will be lonely if they don’t have another duck to be around. So, as luck would have it, another little runner duckling came our way through a friend.
I would like to introduce you to “Daisy Duck.”
Meet Rose Shadow Ranch’s first duckling “Rosie May” she is runner duck. She was a surprise! A friend gave me some eggs she thought were Easter Eggers and they turned out to be Runner Ducks! It was a pleasant surprise and I am just in love with her!
Thought I would introduce you to some of our pullets! Below is a picture of my kids chickens, we have, *Buffy* the Buff Orpington, *Honey* the Easter Egger, *Dolly Parton* the Isa Brown, *Simba* a Red Sex Link I believe (my daughter’s favorite movie is The Lion King) and *Boo Boo Chicken* a Rhode Island Red I believe, Simba and Boo Boo Chicken came from Tractor Supply in a bin labeled “Red Pullets” which were a combination of RIR, New Hampshire Reds and Red Sex Links. The dog in the back ground is one of our dogs *Cherokee*
On this particular day, the weather was beautiful so I locked up the other chickens so the pullets could spread their wings and have some “playtime” in the run. We currently have them in a “playpen” while the others get used to them. Keeping them in a “playpen” allows introduction to go a bit smoother. The others can see and hear them but not pick on them. As the weather warms a little more, I will slowly start allowing them to be together, providing lots of distractions to keep everyone busy as the pullets ease their way into the flock. What methods do you use to introduce new members into your existing flock?