-- My chickens have found a way out of their run. I went out to feed one morning and found both roosters plus two of the three hens loose in the barnyard. They followed me back to the run and walked politely through the door to get their breakfast. Since then, I've found one or two out every morning, and sometimes when I do the evening chores as well. One day I noticed a rooster was loose, but when I went out to feed in the evening, he was back in the run, so evidently the hole goes both ways, so to speak. That's pretty awesome for a tiny chicken brain to comprehend.
-- Am I the only one who feels a great sense of urgency to get ready for winter? It doesn't matter that it's mid-August and the temperature is in the high 90's, it just seems like winter is right around the corner and biting at my heels.
My hope is to inspire you, and to encourage your homesteading plans and your dreams of a