Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Apple festival

We had the apple festival last week.  It is mainly just some booths set up and lots of junk food.  Fun!  Here are some pics.

Welcome to the apple festival!
A big fat money sucking black hole!

We've got tractors!
How about that pink one?

Apples!
Nutritious and delicious.

Carmel apples!
And charity.  While my sister was fishing coins out of her purse to buy a  $3.50 Carmel apple some old guy came and bought it for her.  Why does she get the free stuff.  I know, because she looks innocent.  She may look innocent but she isn't.  If you lived with her you'd know what I mean.

And a big slow tractor parade!
We got stuck behind the tractor parade on the way home.  Whee.

Parker

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Dove hunt

 Saturday was the dove shoot.  My aunt and uncle were there from Florida,  We just had a big family get together.  We swam and ate and it was fun.  At the dove hunt I only killed two.  But that is better than nothing.


We got a new calf.  His name is Crumple and he is so cute!  He is a Brown Swiss.  They make really good meat cows.  He is going to get big fast.  We got him from the animal auction.  When we put him in the field with Faith she seemed okay with him and now he is filling out from all that milk.



The chickens are laying up to 6-8 eggs a day. I am so happy!  Now I can sell eggs.  Mom wants me to put away a lot of money this year.  Fun.  huh.



Parker


School

New Song has started back up.  That means Tuesdays and Thursdays at the pawn shop.  And blogging.  Today I am babysitting my little sister as I type this.  She is currently reading "Lassie come home."  There was a little error on the My new blog page.  It accidentally sent you to a different site.  But I fixed it.  Yay me.

We have this tall green chair in the kitchen.  This may seem random but the next part is kind of funny.  My cat never gets off of it.  You know, Sophie?  She loves it.  She sits there all day and naps and licks herself and naps....  She loves it.

We have this little Bantam rooster named Shuck.  He is hilarious.  He likes to run behind 4 wheelers.  Don't know why. He just does.  He's been hit twice.  He jumped up in front of the 4 wheeler slammed into the front and went out the back.  He got back up and kept chasing. Goofy bird.

Parker

Thursday, August 28, 2014

We got a dog!

Well. I haven't posted in a while so let's get you updated. All the guineas are dead. Actually one went to live with our neighbors but he disappeared. The chickens are growing and two of the roosters have started crowing. But the hens aren't laying eggs yet.

Now for the dog. 
His name is duke. 
He is a basset hound. 
He is four years old and lived most of his life as a stray. 
He is underweight and eats puppy food to fatten him up. 
All in all, a perfect dog. 

The sausage himself!
 

Did I mention he had a PHD in sleeping?
 
Parker



Thursday, March 27, 2014

Happenings

We get to go to our grandparents house on Thursday.  HOORAY!!!  It has been too long.


We moved the baby chicks out to the barn.  Never again will I have chickens in the house.  It makes everything harder.  You have to be extra careful and clean up everything.  At the barn you give them food, water, and you are done.  Plus they stink.  Not fun.  They made the entire basement stink -  miserable, especially when the Wii is in the basement.  But I moved it upstairs.  We lost a Guinea.  Poor guy.  Here is a record of the chicks we lost and how they died.


About twelve (I lost count) were dying a slow death & I put them out of misery with my 22.
Loki  Got too wet and was hopeless.  Pulled head off.  ;(
Favio.  Got too wet and died
4 brown iso-something-or-others.  May have gotten Bronchitis.  Shot.
Lacy  Was sick and got shot.
2 Brahmas.  was sick and just died.
Bigfoot.  Got too wet and died next day.
Wellsummer.  Sick and got shot.
Honky the Gunea.  Just died for an unknown reason.


So sad,
Parker

Guineas

We got guineas! guineas are game birds that eat ticks. As babies they look like this.





Cute right.  They are very soft and very loud.  My sister named one, Honky.  Very original.


This is a full grown Guinea.





Quite a dramatic change right?  My Guineas are still babies.  But they will grow.  When they grow up they get louder.  And they never stop screaming.  Some of my friends have guineas.  They are loud.  Guineas are native to Africa.  And they can practically fly.  They don't fly like a goose.  They don't fly like a chicken.  They fly like a chicken-goose cross breed.


Parker

Baby cheepers!

W went to Rural king this week and got..............  Baby chickens!  We are so excited!  Due to the cold weather the babies are in a box in the house.  That makes it all the more fun.  Good news right?  Right.  Now the bad news.  We "ran a  test" on the adult chickens for bronchitis.  They have it.  We are trying to find a home for the hens.  It isn't looking good. 

Here are some pictures of the new chicks.
This is my sister's chicken Hestia.
Mom wanted something that went with Spark, my sisters other chicken.
Hestia is the Greek goddess of the hearth.
So it worked out.

Chickens.

More chickens.

This is lacy.
She is very weak.
She won't eat and we have to use a dropper to get her to drink.
I think she is going to die.
We will see.

Parker