Sunday, February 11, 2018

Breed Highlight - Amber Link

This egg is from our faithful egg layer, Misty Dawn.  She is an Amber Link. She has been a wonderful member of our flock since the beginning. She is one of our first chickens from the beginning of our poultry raising journey.  She is one of my son's pets so she will stay with us until she passes.  She is currently 4 years old and still lays pretty well.  She has taken a few breaks but can still lay up to 3 or 4 eggs per week when she wants to.  In her younger days she was definitely one of the egg a day layers, even through the winter.  We easily got 5 to 6 eggs per week from her.

Her disposition has been pleasant as well.  She is a senior member in our flock but is generally non-confrontational and pretty much keeps to herself. If you are ever considering adding a dependable layer to your flock I would highly recommend the Amber Link.  We have really enjoyed her.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Let it Snow!

Or NOT!!  Oh my, so ready for this winter to be over.  It really has been a short one in comparison, but oh has it been so miserably cold lately.  We keep getting hot and cold weather and I'm ready for it to be over.  I have found that the older I get, the less I like the cold weather.  I am to the point where I could just do without it and move somewhere warmer, LOL.

It is so joyful to see my aussie enjoying the snow.  I am also so grateful that I found her the Jolly Ball. I think I found out about it on one of the aussie boards I am on and boy has it been the best thing ever!!  If you own a herding dog or have an over rambunctious canine that needs a distraction I HIGHLY recommend this ball!!  Ours is the 10-inch version which is perfect for her solid 55 lb body.  It is a hard ball that she can herd all over the place and herd she does!!  She loves this thing and has gotten VERY good at herding it.  It is such a joy to watch her.

How is your weather?  Hope you and your pets are braving the cold well if it is cold where you are.  Looking forward to more sun and warmer weather!

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