William and Henrietta Boyd, picture taken before 1910

William and Henrietta Boyd, picture taken before 1910
The very first Boyd's to live in our home, my husband's great great grandparents..now I know where my youngest son gets his looks from!

March 26, 2012

New Chickens and cold weather...

Well, here is one pic of a few new chickens that arrived today...White americauna and a white Silkie named Snowball. In the background is the rear of a black rooster, not sure but it looks like a large Polish and than you can barely see her, but an orange and black americauna.  I willtry and get more pics up tomorrow if they sit still lol. All toll there are 4 roosters (meaning I have 5) and 10 hens not including the ones I already had. The darn birds refused to go into the coop tonight and hid in the old dog house so I had to wait until it was almost dark and get them one by one by the tail and pull them out to put them in the coop. It is quite funny to hear the crowing contest going on...hope the neighbors don't mind!
Saturday I went to an auction spur of the moment...was there for only 2 hrs as we had to go and get new shoes for Rhys to wear his leg braces in...hubby had gone to work for a few hrs in the morning and wasn't happy that I scooted out with the kids to of all places an auction lol. Oh well. I got a green wing back chair for $10 and a wash board with tin for the scrubber instead of glass or wood. Never seen one like it before :) Will also have to post pics of them too!  Sunday was beautiful and sunny so hubby spent the day mixing cement and spreading it on the front porch and inserted the braces for the supports for the roof.  Can't wait til it's all done than I will have something to sit under and enjoy having evening drinks in the summer :)  Today was quite chilly again, nothing like last week. They are calling for freezing rain tomorrow, can you believe it?  I guess we were getting spoiled last week :(So back to using the wood stove again for a bit but it's nice and cosy in here. I am off to bed now, my feet hurt so much I can hardly walk.  Have a great night everyone!

Hugs, Trish


  1. I have my first four chicks this year. They are still small at only three weeks. Love them!!

    1. Thanks for stopping by!! Chicks are lots of fun :) I don't know what I would do without my feathered family,lol. have a wonderful day!