So there will be no pictures today, I have to borrow Rusty's camera then my broken lap-top that is connected to my old desktop screen photo card reader is broken. I have certain "things" I would love to show you.
If I had my camera, I would take a picture of the new Great Pyrenees puppy I now have here. She will be Izzy's guardian partner. They really should work in twos and after hearing the coyotes, I think Izzy needs the back up. The puppy is from Tennessee. (Hello Brit in TN!) Yes, she came up with two of her sisters in a trailer full of Myotonic goats. My friend that I got Izzy from, bought the other two. We are both having a hard time with names. I would love to name her after a strong Goddess or Warrior, but have to be careful she is not a destructive Goddess. I named my foxhound Odin (who is now flying in the sky somewhere), and always questioned my choice, even after getting him a Crow (cocker spaniel) and a Raven (black chicken) he never settled.
Plus, Sophia is weighing in on the name. I brought the puppy to Sophia's Pom-Pom practice yesterday, and about 10 girls suggested naming her Snowball and another 8 suggested Fluffy. Yea, no. Why did I bring the puppy to a practice? Daylight saving clock issues. I was never one who appreciated a clock. Too demanding, those time keepers. I can't even believe I was able to work for so many years. Anyway, I thought I would be there at the end of the practice, not the beginning.
So yes, a puppy... and...
- My Black Copper Maran hens are laying, or at least one is. I now need to put them in a breeding pen with "Wood Pile" the BC Maran roo, who got his name from the place he loves to hang out on.
- I have a few regular customers now who come all the way out here from the closest city and buy fresh free roam eggs. I have an egg order for 8 dozen on the November 21st. I told my hens they better get crackin'.
- I have eggs in the incubators and under one Broody hen. Quail, Lavender Orpington, Blue and Black Copper Marans, Golden Campines, Speckled and Silver Sussex, Red Shoulder Yokohama, Black Java, Plymouth Rock, and Black Sumatra. I think that is it. It is not the best time to incubate, and many of these are critically endangered livestock, but I am hoping I get enough to grow out all Winter and have them ready for Spring 2012 to start a small rare flock.
- Two of my Indian Runner ducks are laying. One blue egg, one white.
- I had a American Rabbit Breeder Association Registrar come to my farm to register rabbits. My American Chinchilla rabbit weighs 8.5 pounds. It is a good weight. I registered, four of my rabbits, and learned how to tattoo a rabbit. Normally, a Registrar will only be found at shows, but he came here! Very exciting and exhausting.He was very nice.
- One of my English Angoras rabbits broke his back (somewhat common) but it was so severe, we had to put him down. He had no pain reaction in his legs and lost control of bowels. If he had either, believe it or not, you can put them in a small confined area and rest, herbs etc and bring them back. But not the case for him. We guess something spooked him and he hit the roof, literally. He was in an outside hutch. More tears. It never gets easy saying good-bye. He was from the first litter here. A great looking buck that I had high hopes for.
- Crick the special needs duck went to sleep one night and never woke up. He was such an amazing duck, but I guess his time here was meant to be short, but ever so sweet.
- I am taking over the barn house up the hill to make a proper rabbitry, and perhaps a chick nursery if I am successful in this big hatch. I so need to take pictures! That is, after I clean up from the last tenant. No public comment on that one.
- Company is coming from Florida and from New Hampshire.
- The holidays are coming too. Ugh. I dislike the whole "Christmas spirit frenzy" I think people should be giving and kind all year long, and spend all that money in the Christmas gluttony rituals and do something useful with it. Like buy me a camera and a laptop.
- Faint. More like, a brief collapse.
|Old church pews from a Baptist church here in Appalachia. |
Two are going on my wrap around porch.
Oh, and I lost two blog readers. I wonder why? Don't they know I always land on my feet?