This week:One morning I stepped out the door to do the morning chores and heard several crows cawing stridently. The barn cats froze, close to the ground. I had to look since the crows were so loud. There were three of them, chasing a red-tailed hawk as it flew low overhead. The hawk was bigger than the crows but it was clearly out-gunned by the crows. They fought for quite some time and then disappeared from view.
We finished the chicken enclosure; I just have to add a ramp up to the pop-up door. Now we just have to wait for the girls to get a little older/bigger, and for some nice weather so they can enjoy the outdoors.
We put in a new walk-through gate to the horses' winter pasture near the barn. The horses are still adapting to this new location; sometimes one will go to the big gate we have always used in the past and seem surprised that it isn't open, in spite of my standing at the new gate calling them.
I guest-posted at The Essential Homestead this week; I hope you'll stop over there for a peek.
This week's posts were:
My Friday Find:The Definitive Guide to Keeping Chickens in Winter, a six-chapter guide containing everything you need to know about chickens in wintertime.
My hope is to inspire you, and to encourage your homesteading plans and your dreams of a
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