Sunday, June 22, 2008

Summer Fun!


Preparing for a messy adventure.



The final product!

I sure am glad we have a shed to do make a mess in.
We all had fun dying anything we could find that was white.

We had 6 colors...red, blue, black, green, yellow, and purple.

We colored 10 t-shirts (I had bought for the kids to split)
7 recycled shirts
1 pr socks
1 pr of shorts
and 2 white blankets
We used up 100% of the color and we had a great time doing it!


A few quick updates:

Animals

Level 1 trauma chickens are recuperating. They are eating, drinking and getting about good. Just hoping infection does not set in. John thought the barred rock may have been a little warm. Anyone know what the normal temp is for a chicken? If that is the case we will have to treat her with some antibiotics.
John clipped a bunch of the chickens wings to prevent them from flying over the 4 ft fencing.

Naughty dog fell off the front of the boat as it was idling , she went right under the boat. She was out with John and the kids fishing. She was attempting to bite the water and lost her balance. No injuries sustained.

Cornish Rocks are going in the freezer this week. Not sure yet if we will be doing it or not. If we can find someone on last minute notice we will bring them in, if not we may just harvest them ourselves.

Sick Partrige, one with the eye infection is cured and no longer in quarantine.

Goats think their Houdini. Trimmed their hooves. Need to take some more pictures, they are getting big. I have been researching some Goat Soap recipes, it is going to be a while but it doesn't hurt to plan ahead.

Garden/Kitchen

Planted celery, more corn & cukes, and mulched around plants. Lost some pepper plants. John worked in it more than me!
Made another batch of Rhubarb crisp. I used 3 different recipes and I like the last one I made the best. I am thinking about freezing some Rhubarb. Anyone have good luck with that?
Lastly, I posted a good recipe on our group exercise blog http://fit4life08.blogspot.com/
for Almond-Cherry Energy Bars if anyone is interested.

Pool is going up July 4th, yeah!!!!!






8 comments:

Razor Family Farms said...

What fun1 The best fun is the messy kind!

What a great weekend adventure!

Blessings!
Lacy

Amy said...

The shirts look great! I hope your injured chickens recuperate well. I don't know what the body temp should be, sorry. I bet it would be easy to find online though. Good luck with your feathered patients!

YD's a little bit of everything place said...

Did you say pool is going up on July 4th? May I come to the pool party please? I will bring food...

coastrat said...

Having beautiful times with your family in the summer, that is what life is all about!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Bless your heart... sounds like a crazy animal week!! Hope the chickies recover from the trauma!!!
Looks like the kids had some messy fun!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Aw, what fun...and what a good mom you are for enabling such a messy (i.e. creative) project! I love tie-dye!!
Normal chicken body temp avgs around 107 degrees...are you going to check it? :-)

Country Girl said...

Thanks for all your comments. I always get excited when I see a new comment!
The injured chickens seem to be recovering, John moved them back outside today in their own pen along with the hen that had her head nearly pecked off by Bob the rooster. I looked on line and could not find the normal temp of a chicken so thanks farmgirl_dk...wow 107, that is quite a bit higher than us humans. She seems to be doing better so I probably will not take her temp now but good to know for future use.
yd's come on over, dogs and all, we need some people to hold the sides and you'll bring food, sounds like fun!

Cowgirl said...

That was fun Kim lets do it again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!