Been a while. Great pics, Telia! Your girls are so pretty!!
Easing into fall here in the Eastern USA. The sycamore trees are dropping more leaves every day. The maple trees have started to turn their brilliant orange/red. The weather is cool now, 60's, sometimes up to 70, and 40's to 50's at night. This Saturday it is supposed to get down to 33 at night, which means we will fire up our wood stove for the first real fire of the season. Between then and spring, there will not be many times that the fire will run out.
We survived all of the rain a couple weeks ago. It rained for about 2 weeks straight. Talk about cabin fever!! We lucked out, though, and did not get the 10" they were forecasting for us. South Carolina got hit hard, though.
The guineas went to their new home this past weekend. They were becoming rather aggressive to all the young chickens. Many had no tails and one was even bloody. I decided guineas were not for us and they went on to live in the next county with a bigger flock of guineas.
The new coop has been on hold since school started back up. We have been so busy here. It probably has about 24 hours left on the build. I hope we can have it done by Thanksgiving.
Roosters, Roosters, everywhere!! No hits on my ad for roosters. Blackbeard is still ruling the roost, but I have 7 juveniles that I need to do something with. I believe I will keep three of them (the older three, Marshall, Willie Two, and "Piney" the EE who has started roosting in the pine tree. The younger 4 will need to find new homes. at 11 weeks old, their momma just now quit sleeping in the nesting box with them and went back to the roost.
I have some big news. Yesterday I called and got on the waiting list for a West Highland White Terrier!!!!!!!!!! We lost our Westie to lymphoma four years ago, and my heart has been broken since. We got Lilly, our pound puppy, almost immediately after, but she is the boys dog and adores my husband. I miss my little shadow. Maybe more so now that the boys are gone all day at school. My Max used to sit right at my feet while I worked. He truly was a once in a lifetime dog! Anyhow, it may be 7mo to a year before I get my call back, but my heart is racing at the thought!!! I have had my eye on this breeder for 4 years, and wow, they really are amazing. I can not wait!!