June 24, 2011

Friday Follow-Up

This week:

-- Spots, one of my bucks, has learned how to get over the fence in their new pen too. He's been climbing over the fence and eating the clover in the horse pasture. He comes to me when I call him and goes right back in the pen, but obviously when breeding season arrives I won't want him getting out! One morning he had squeezed through the gate that divides the front yard from the barnyard, and came to meet me at the door. This will not do, I told him, and I fixed his fence by wiring a piece of pipe along the top of their fence and pulling the fence fabric up to the pipe with baling wire. So far, so good...

-- We were gone for two days to go get our granddaughter for her annual summer visit. Trey, the yard rooster, died while we were gone. It was over 100° both days. Poor old guy.

-- The chicks are integrating into the flock now. I lost two of them after moving them from the brooder to the coop, but the rest seem to be getting along. The cover on the chicken run is working quite well so far, providing shade and a cooler place for them to hang out during the day.

-- We've been keeping an eye on the monarch chrysalides. Today is the first day that the first pupa might change to a butterfly; it takes 10-14 days.

-- I've spent the rest of the week entertaining our granddaughter and making memories. We've had such wonderful opportunities to talk about profound things.

These commandments that I give you today are to be on your
hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you
sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down
and when you get up.
Deuteronomy 6:6,7 (NIV)


  1. I'm sorry to hear about your rooster! Was he very old? I have yet to lose a chicken, as I'm new to this, but I know my son will be sad when we do.

  2. Beautiful post. sorry about Trey. He was a handsome guy. May the Lord bless, and may ya'll enjoy your visit with your grandaughter.

  3. Thank you both. Trey was over four years old and had a good rooster-life. I miss him running up to share the dogs' food in the afternoon, and sleeping the hot afternoon away under the truck. He was a character.


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