Surviving Minnesota!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Bogtown Chick, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    "....It's Beginning to Look alot Like Christmas!" Songs on the car radio, white snow, Sweater and Turtleneck. I'm loving it!

    I'm a lucky person. This is the view from my parking spot at work. Had to Run out and share some Winter beauty...albeit a dusty phone camera lens! Ha.
    There's a young eagle out fishing the edge of the ice. Or waiting for a muskrat or something to surface. One of the two...I suppose.
     
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  2. Cluckies

    Cluckies Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I only have the pollinator so far Ralphie, but my old boss grew awesome pears. Here is some info from the U of M extension, many pear varieties for zone 4. It is weird my autumn blaze pear is not on there... hmmmm well we were told it could be a pollinator, but who knows... you can't eat the fruit it says in other online sources, so maybe it can pollinate though, we'll see, i'm going to pick up a Ure and try it out hopefully this year, i've been hoping to for a couple of years now...
     
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  3. jerryse

    jerryse Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I got my start of Legbar from Heidi also . I also saw room for improvement . I crossed to light brown Leghorn . I will use a cockerel from that cross back to the Legbar hens . Should improve laying and egg size . I also have a auto sexing EE project with some Legbar in the mix .
     
  4. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    Ignorance is Bliss.

    Jerry, are you on or near a lake or is it land only? We're 150 yards from Girl.
     
  5. jerryse

    jerryse Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    On Kego Lake .. Cozy Lodge drive .
     
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    jerryse Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Another tip for the adventurous pear grower . EBay has listings for seed of the Harbin pear - Pyrus Ussurinus species . Same species that Ure , Golden Spice and Summercrisp are from . I plan to get some seed for root stock and or pollinator .
     
  7. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    Okay. Nice Lake. A good friend of mine lives just across the highway on Maple. I'm always over that way for coffee on Sundays. [​IMG]

    What varieties/colors of Ameraucanas are you thinking about for spring? Do you have some Wheatens also by chance? Love the idea of lavenders in my flock, though...gotta say.
     
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    Bogtown Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    Last Winter we had two months of snow up here. And this late starting winter here this year...may help in the adventure. If it becomes a weather trend for us over the next several years.

    I love pears. I guess I just didn't think we could grow them around in these parts. ...Huh!
     
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  9. jerryse

    jerryse Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have about ten black hens that may be split for lavender . I will use Black/lavender , Lavender cuckoo and white over these hens at different times . Not much in Wheaten . 1 cock and 2 hens mixed to buff .
     
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