Happy New Year!
|Earl the Silkie who knows his name...|
Why is it blogging along with a frog and 2 dogs? Well yesterday, while out hiking with the dogs, my sweetheart and I came across a frog in mid-jump frozen on the surface of a pond. It had leaped right out there onto the ice slick surface and now was stuck in that position, frozen in time. I think it sums up a blog entry pretty well...... Incidentally we did try thawing it out to see if it would resuscitate, but no luck. It sure is pretty though.
At present I have 55 chickens (17 breeds- Bantam: Lavender Ameraucana, Araucana, Barnevelder, Modern Game, Frizzled Polish, Seramas (some frizzled), Showgirl, Silkies; Large Fowl: Brabanters, Jaerhons, Black Copper, Blue Copper, Cuckoo, & Wheaten Marans, Partridge & Wheaten Penedesenca, Polish Tolbunt (w/frizzling), Barred Plymouth Rock, Frizzled Sumatra, Welsummer, and some Welsummer/Penedesenca + Marans/Penedesenca crosses), 20 Indian Runner Ducks (some of them crested), 14 Guinea Fowl, a pair of American Buff Geese, a pair of Mini Rex Rabbits, and 2 nutty Shar Peis. I have raised over 65 breeds of poultry from at least a chick (if not a hatching egg) to adults. Due to this experience, I teach classes/consult and my exposure to predators and health problems is fairly extensive. I have found nifty tricks to deal with a lot of these issues, but am still at a loss about those folks who just let their dogs out in rural farm country...???