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I thought I'd do something nice for my husband and make him homemade goooy caramel rolls for breakfast and all he could say was I made noise and disturbed

his quiet Saturday morning. So I decided I was going to eat them all myself and get fat. They are really good :p 

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I got the pigeons! One Baldhead Birmham Roller pair, one Crested Birmingham Roller male, and one Yellow Birmingham Roller female! Plus pics of the two broody hens! Pigeons are so awesome, they flutter around so gracefully and their voices are so peaceful!

 

Everest the male.

 

Rey the yellow female.

 

Zealand (or just Foofoo), the crested male.

 

 

Exploring the coop!

 

Pearl the Baldhead female.

 

 

Elizabeth my broody African goose.

 

 

 

Siri the maiden rock who is sitting on 5 growing eggs!

        5 African Geese,  1 Mallard, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Fawn & White Indian Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 

                            2 Mixed Ducks, 15 Pigeons, and 5 Ducklings! I'm Chicken Free!!!!!!!!!!

John 14:6: Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

                                                     

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        5 African Geese,  1 Mallard, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Fawn & White Indian Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 

                            2 Mixed Ducks, 15 Pigeons, and 5 Ducklings! I'm Chicken Free!!!!!!!!!!

John 14:6: Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

                                                     

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I thought I'd do something nice for my husband and make him homemade goooy caramel rolls for breakfast and all he could say was I made noise and disturbed
his quiet Saturday morning. So I decided I was going to eat them all myself and get fat. They are really good :p 
What a turd lol that is a good way for him to get you to stop cooking for him!
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fire in the hole!  just finished up burning off the bottom.  we burned from the down wind side up and turned the fire around the corner and it went fabulously!  my money says that after it rains tomorrow we will see this turning from black back to green real quick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I should have been outside before the rain but I couldn't keep myself from these four boxes of flooring. It was pretty easy to work with. Vinyl planks. I have one spot that didn't snap in but it will be hidden by the toilet. It's hard to get it to go. May try some tools to help me get leverage. It was on the last row of plank.
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 First one

 Do not know this one

 

 second one

 

 river bottoms is where I was at 

 

  alcohol inky caps . I do not eat these . OK if you do not drink alcohol 

 

Did not see any pheasant back mushrooms . They are not that great anyway . Saw a turkey and a deer . On the way back I scared up a rabbit . Took a look where she had been and there was a small puddle of blood . I would say she recently gave birth . Oh I only found 3 Morel . This should be the best week coming up ..

Charter member of the Ameraucana Alliance. Helped develop the breed.
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Charter member of the Ameraucana Alliance. Helped develop the breed.
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The Minnesota mushroom forum says you may find some morels in the very southern part of the state but he's predicting the best foraging next weekend.
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Trying to decide where in the yard we would put some chickens, we have a rather large concrete slab from where I assume the previous home owners had a hot tub? It's not smooth concrete, rather it has a smooth pebbley top. Is it feasible to build the coop/run completely on top of that? Obviously then there'd be no grass for them, but I assume the grass doesn't last too long before it becomes mud anyways. And they could wander the yard when we're home. The only major downside with that is that then we'd need to get the okay from the neighbors on that side of the house as the ordinance says if it's within 50 feet of a neighbor you need to get their okay, and it's probably 20 feet away from their house.

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Trying to decide where in the yard we would put some chickens, we have a rather large concrete slab from where I assume the previous home owners had a hot tub? It's not smooth concrete, rather it has a smooth pebbley top. Is it feasible to build the coop/run completely on top of that? Obviously then there'd be no grass for them, but I assume the grass doesn't last too long before it becomes mud anyways. And they could wander the yard when we're home. The only major downside with that is that then we'd need to get the okay from the neighbors on that side of the house as the ordinance says if it's within 50 feet of a neighbor you need to get their okay, and it's probably 20 feet away from their house.


In my limited experience - and it is so I would like to know what others thinks also - I would not put the coop and run on cement. After digging my base/foundation for predator safety issues, I refilled it with the dug out dirt and then topped it with landscaping sand. Its good for the chickens to scratch and peck at the spilt food and use the dirt/sand for grit. Some chickens are quieter than others and some chickens are friendlier than others. Plus they are trainable. I know that sounds silly but it is fun. And they will have the opportunity to be in the yard when you are home. Is your back yard fenced? But . . . if you top it with soil so that they can scratch - other thoughts? Please tell your opinion chickeners - I would like to hear it so that I can learn more.

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In my limited experience - and it is so I would like to know what others thinks also - I would not put the coop and run on cement. After digging my base/foundation for predator safety issues, I refilled it with the dug out dirt and then topped it with landscaping sand. Its good for the chickens to scratch and peck at the spilt food and use the dirt/sand for grit. Some chickens are quieter than others and some chickens are friendlier than others. Plus they are trainable. I know that sounds silly but it is fun. And they will have the opportunity to be in the yard when you are home. Is your back yard fenced? But . . . if you top it with soil so that they can scratch - other thoughts? Please tell your opinion chickeners - I would like to hear it so that I can learn more.

 

Yes, our yard is completely fenced, although just chain link fence, so it isn't very high. However we have a larger than average yard for our area. Obviously there would be either bedding or sand or something on top of the cement, not just plain cement all the time, I was just thinking as a base layer. I tried searching, and saw some people say it would work fine provided you give enough bedding on top of it. We just never use that area, so it would be ideal as far as not taking up space we're using. However having such a large yard we do have plenty of other space, just in a more center part of the yard

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