Thanks so much for the birthday wishes and "sparkly balloon banner"
I had a feeling from the start that you were a kindred spirit!
Love the photos but you do make me jealous having access to an arena ....and sunshine too. Harry looks so well behaved!
My sister and I managed two rides yesterday, so we got all 3 horses out and MeMe had to go twice again.... only fair when when is the youngest and I am going to try to get her fit to do the local hunt fun ride in May which is about 18miles..... she did 5.75 yesterday. It was dark when we got back from the second one and it was too late to go out by the time I got all the animals finished, so no Dad's Army or burger last night, but maybe tonight or tomorrow.... since it's Valentines Day. Our first Valentines Day, Ian took me to Harry Ramsden's so Burger King would be pretty much par for the course!!
Hi Coc-o-vin and welcome to the thread and the wonderful world of chickens...Feeling pretty jealous of you right now when it's raining and sleeting here and no doubt the sun is shining gloriously in the south of France. How many chickens are you planning on keeping..... beware that whatever figure you have in mind will be almost impossible to stick to once "Chicken Maths" takes over! What breed/s are you going for and is it just for eggs or meat as well?
GGBEAR..... if you're there, put us out of our suspense.... she must surely have arrived by now???.... really hoping for your sake that you have a "not so little" bundle of joy in a crib and you're not still wallowing around like a hippo.
Congrats to Malkered on your girls egg production. 8 from 10 is excellent. I seem to be having a good day when I get 10+ and then a poor day when I just get 4 or 5. Scranner Anna has resumed laying thin shelled eggs and every now and again they get accidentally broken and eaten making a horrible sticky mess of the other eggs and nest box. I can't bring myself to cull her since she is at least trying to work for her keep, unlike some free loaders, and her eggs are huge, its just that there isn't enough shell to fit round them with enough thickness to make them stable. She's not a young bird and she's been a reliable layer for me and my friend before me, so I'm assuming her shell gland is getting tired. Sadly, I'm also getting tired of washing eggs caked in egg and cleaning nest boxes...arghh!
Think that is all my news for now.... other than Henry and the Oik had a major falling out yesterday over who is in charge and who is deputy. I'm not entirely sure who won at this point but it was a bit of a blood bath from the state of them when I found them. Harry seems to have benefitted from their falling out though, as they are not giving him nearly such a hard time!
Wishing everyone a Happy Valentines Day for tomorrow.
Edited by rebrascora - 2/13/16 at 6:58am