We have now added a 5 x 10 foot "open" fenced in area with top covered. This will be left open to the sun and rain. This gives then a spot to get into the sun or rain if they wish to. Our other sections are covered with a plastic tarp to keep it dry for them. They seen very happy, we have even put the guinea in with the chickens and a little getting use to each other, they are all getting along fine. We let the guinea out to roam the yard during the day and put him in the protected area at night.
One night he did not come home, I believe he spent the night behind the neighbor's garage, he was there the next day and stayed rather close for a few days. Now in the evening when it is time to put him in, he comes running. I told my husband "he got scared out there alone".
We have the happiest chickens in the world, so spoiled it is not funny.
We have discovered a hornets nest just behind the drain pipe on the house.
OF course we will get ride of it. Looks funny as the "enter hole" is on the side of the nest and not the bottom.
And to think that we dug up 3 dead evergreens and then dug a hole for some tall grass right under it almost. One of the trees was in the ground so good that he even got out the lawn mower to pull it out of ground.
Thank goodness, they did not come out and bother us at all.
We planted out grasses yesterday. They look great and I love the amount of privacy they give. Can't wait until they get as large as all of our others. We also removed 5 dead little bushes from around the house, we will replace them I think with a couple of arborvitaes.
Last couple of days have been so nice and cool with a breeze, have enjoyed very much. something tells me that fall of the year is not far off.
I also dug up some Iris plants, pruned and planted in a different spot. Needed to do that for some time. Now my body tells me I need a break. :-)
We also discovered a hugehornet neston the corner of our house behind the top of the drain pipe. Needless to say, that will not stay long. Will take a pic of it and post later.
I have added some new chickens and one rooster to our flock.
Here are a few pics, better ones coming later on. Except for Pepper- Penny (red hen)-Shadow (another grey hen)---the rest are Polish hens including the Rooster. This weekend we will be adding another section onto their pens, so they have more room to roam.
Here are a few pics of my tangerine pearl doves, they like my orange pied are just lovely and are so sweet and tame. Just love them. The body is an
intense rusty red color. Head, neck and breast are
violet. Flights, tail, neck ring are white. The white feathers are tipped with tangerine, giving a pearl effect.
The last one on right is a tangerine "pied" dove, very pretty.
Here are my Orange Pied doves. The body of a Pied bird is always white splashed with another color, in
this case orange. Pied is not a combination of white and a dark color
but an entirely separate mutation. Pied can be produced in any color
combination. The eyes are always black.
If anyone plans on getting a lovely dove, please keep in mind they can live
10 to 12 years. Their weight is 41/2 oz. They are 10 to 11 inches long.
I just love these little guys, they are so sweet and make a cooing sound.
We have 2 babies now--once larger will take a pic of them.
This is a Christmas card made using a card that has a cut away for the center. Design is stitched out on fabric and then attached to card. I made several different ones and sent out that year.
Below is the doily that I stitched out. It was a freebie design, but there was no center file. So I used my head and design my own center and I think it come out very nice. I used fabric for the center and sewed on a design.
Say I have a couple of pics of some flowers that are huge!
First is the one that stinks really bad, but so pretty.
These below are my other large flowering succulents. The yellow one smells so sweet, just love it. The white one blooms at night and also smells sweet.
Below are my angel trumpets this year, they are so tall that after they bloom this year, I will be cutting them back by half. My largest one from AK that I brought with, is almost as tall as the roof of the house.