It's been a year and a half to two years since I had a coyote problem. I'm thinking I need to nip this in the bud. This was taken off my camera where I put out feed every night for the deer. The last time I had a problem with coyotes eating my chickens, I would walk through the woods and leave my scent. Sometimes I would put sweaty old gloves and then I started spraying a cheap perfume around and got rid of them. I had better start again.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
My first buttercup for the year. It is going to be in the seventies again today. It has been since Sunday.
My lime tree is budding out again. Yea! That dead leaves is the back is my Jew that didn't make it. I forgot to put the heat on in the greenhouse when it got really cold.
A little of the rye grass is coming up behind the barn. Severe storms are expected tonight. I hope I have my barn sealed up to avoid flooding; Sealed up until I can get a permanent fix.
Friday, January 25, 2013
One night last week something almost got this chicken. It is my sisters chicken. Her house is a little in front of my barn and her chickens are always out and about there.
Anyway, I don't know why her chicken wasn't put up that night, but it almost didn't make it. The skin was ripped from her left chest to the right side. My sister heard it yelling in the night and went running out and saved it.
The next day when she showed me we doctored it. We put an antibiotic spray on it then used duck tape to hold the skin back in place. We put gauze on some areas before the duck tape. She appears to be doing alright. She keeps to herself because the others were picking on her
Thursday, January 24, 2013
You guessed it. Might as well put out extra, although I had already put a couple of this year hay out for them. They ate it while I was doing other work.
This is last years hay that I'm putting out now; must still taste pretty good. There is a chance of rain everyday through Tuesday. It is only a slight chance till Monday or Tuesday. Doesn't straw and mud make bricks? Maybe the hay and mud will eventally firm up.
Poor Boots has a hurt leg so she just sits down to nibble on grass. It is better today so hopefully she will be well in a few days.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
This morning Molly and went for a walk. First, up the road to my brothers. Then we cut across the pasture and by the pond. It looks late because it was cloudy and COLD. Not minus fifty degrees cold; only about forty degrees. Then Molly and I kept walking and then went home for lunch. I was only gone one hour no matter how long it sounds.
Then late this afternoon, after feeding the horses, we went to feed the deer and then a stroll through the woods. Chili was for it today. Molly found an armadillo hole, cool, so Chili had to check it out.
Molly probably covered at least three times the ground that Chili and I did. That's good, she needs to.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
We are really enjoying the sunshine these past few days. Thursday, first day of sunshine, I zipped up to town and had my car washed. And everyday we are storing up the sunshine. Chili is sunning on the porch while I'm in the swing sunning and working a crossword puzzle.
It is hard to see them, but that is the horses laying down taking them a little nap. They must have had a busy night.
And remember the Sweet Olive leaves that had ice hanging off them last Monday; The buds made it through that and now are going to bloom. It is going to smell so good.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The little birds have really been munching at the feeders this last couple of days. Gotta eat up to fight off the cold. What they knock off on the ground the chickens get. Plus when the chickens are not around, some of the little birds get on the ground. No waste.
It wasn't too cold for the fish to eat. I put out some feed and it is almost gone now. Of course they mostly waited for water run off to push it down.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Might be a good thing I got a picture, although I don't think thirty or thirty-one degrees will wipe out the buds.
But this is what we have today. This morning when I got up at six thirty it was thirty-four degrees. When I got home about eleven, it was thirty-two; it did warm up later to thirty-three. It's hard to believe it will drop only to thirty-one, but that is what they say.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
As you can see, Chili is feeling better. As first she kept trying to pick up the Frisbee but couldn't get a good grip on it; so just wallow on it. This was yesterday and play didn't last long. At least she is eating a little better.
Yesterday I also went down to the barn and worked on a little drainage on the south side. After Poppet ate her hay I had put out for them, she then went to eat the old hay I had out for the runoff.
As you can see, it didn't work well. But in my defense, I don't think much would have worked. We got three inches in under twelve hours. The majority of the rain in a shorter period of time. Fiddle! I guess we will dry out one day. The back of the barn is doing pretty good though.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
First of all, I can't tell you how excited I am about this blog today. I got it to download straight from my phone. (you would think I would learn to read instructions first). This morning I came out and the top of my red bud tree was broken off. It wasn't doing well at the end of summer.
Molly really enjoying being out of the house. She's watching the horses. She wanted to run chase them, but I ask that she not do that. You know that she always minds.
This afternoon after going and feeding the deer, Molly and I went walking through the woods. The streams were still moving pretty swiftly, although it had been at least five hours since the rain stopped.
We did enjoy getting a little exercise. Molly definitely needed it. Chili didn't want to go. She has been sick all week. In fact she had to go to the vet. We got a few pills and nothing serious I guess.