Friday, January 16, 2015

We're down to only one chicken :-(

We have some visitors from out of town.  When they got here a few days ago we cooped our chickens up because they have two big dogs.  Along the way someone let the chickens out and the dogs left them alone, so for some reason we didn't feel an urgency to keep them cooped up.  Until this afternoon. One of the visiting dogs killed Toek, my Barred Rock chicken.  I'm really sad.
I'm not sure what to do now.  We have only one chicken left and as social birds, one alone is not ideal.  We haven't planned to replace any of the girls, but an opportunity came up this past week that we may go for.  Watch this space . . . .

Saturday, January 3, 2015

New Year's surprise!

New Year's Day the kids came running in to my room to tell me it had snowed overnight.  Not so strange, right?  Wrong, because we live in Arizona in an area where it snows only every couple of years and no more than 0.25" when it does.

We had about an inch and it stayed until early afternoon.  The children loved it!