I've been neglectful of my blog with so much going on at work...weekends have been an endless cycle of canning or freezing tomatoes, cutting back plants, harvesting pumpkins, spaghetti squash, and tomatoes and finishing up the winter prep-in addition to getting used to my 'new' Sunday hours at the Church...and of course, the elections and debates have taken up a lot of my time too! I am a political junkie!
Today, I had some time when the sun was out, I didn't have anything to 'do' and my chickie girls were just being so cute so I took some photos!
This is BO...named after the President...but she is now just "Bo-bo." She is a very aloof chicken. She does not like being touched, but she loves corn and worms. She is the only one who lays a dark brown egg every freakin' day in the nesting box. Ol' reliable.
She is a very friendly chicken, and loves to sit on my lap, on the chair, and actually pecks at the back door to come in or to get our attention. She is also the first one at the door when I get home every day!
And she drives Bridget the Yorkie insane!!
We bought a heated chicken waterer for the porch (since they are in the yard free-lancing, uh, free ranging all day- to paraphrase Gunny Highway in Heartbreak Ridge) and for the coop.
Kevin is building a play yard for the winter and I bought a bale of straw today for the playyard...yah, my personal advise is never buy a bale of straw after Church, in your dress clothes, and bring it home in a closed car and then, open the windows since it was stinky and warm...I have straw in places it never should ever be...
We are getting some snow tonight, so we will see how the girls handle the cold weather. They have a red lizard light in the coop that comes on at 35 and stays on until 45 degrees...but, since I do baby them, we might be making a temporary chicken hotel in the garage if it gets REALLY cold this winter. I guess, you will find out as soon as I find out what they can handle! So, enjoy our chickie pics!