Tuesday, November 24, 2015


That's what I am. Since Sunday anyway. Laura gave me some of her chickens and Mom got me a bullwhip. Needless to say the boys have been working hard ever since then. Just kidding. I don't hit them with it. They have been working hard though. We all have. See, because Papa has off work, we have off school so we are getting ready for winter. Fixing trucks, splitting wood, fixing fence, and butchering deer that were given to us. I try to shoot deer but I am still learning and haven't been where the deer are in the daylight yet. I'll try to post soon.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

One of God's amazing creations

 I took this a long time ago and found it today on the computer. So I put it on here.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

New shed part 2 (fine shed finished)

I know its been a long time since I did part 1. But here it is finished.

Sorry about the finger over the lens. Whats left of his herd after we took two of them.

The last picture did not get this so I had to put this in. Majestic, huh.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Pics from the chicken pen

I put the charger on a T-post so that it can get more sunlight. I am very happy with it. It's very sturdy. This also keeps it out of the dirt and it makes it easy to find for somebody if they are feeding them for me. Now for the pics.

The charger mounted on a T-post.

Frost on the solar panel.

I was hoping to catch whatever got my chicken but I didn't catch anything.

The corner where the ground was too hard for the post to go in.

The sun is coming up.

This one always follows me around. It's not wanting food because they have all they want in the feeder. Whenever I reach down to pet it it will stop in its tracks, spread the middle of its wings out but with the tips still touching its body and look up at me. It will only do it if I come straight down from the top and if it is not moving at the moment. Not sure what is wrong with it. If any one knows please comment.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Really cool Feeder/Shelter/Nest-box thingy

  • It keeps the food dry
  • It gives the chickens a set place to lay there eggs
  • It gives the chickens a place for them to get out of the rain
It is also
  • Cheap
  • Easy
  • Quick

Whatever got my chicken last night knocked the whole thing over. I wish I knew what got them. I think I might set out a live trap. I will have to do that some time. Too many "I"s for 1 post so,

Deer and death

The other day Caleb and I got out my bow and went out into the woods by the edge of the field to see if I could get a deer. They always came out between 5 and 5:10 so I thought that they would this time too. Arriving there at 4:30 we sat down on a big rock and begin the wait. Sure enough at 5:02 three deer came bolting past, not ten feet from us! We were probably too loud and they saw us. Two ran up over the hill. But the other one calmed down quickly and begin to walk around behind us. After waiting what seemed like hours we slowly turned around. Caleb brought the camera up just in time to see it flash it's tail at us and bound over the hill with the others. After that we went back to another part of our woods in hopes that the deer there had not been scared off. But upon arriving there were no deer there.

Anyway, all this was to tell you that on the way back from this hunt we walked past the chicken pen and noticed that there were only six chickens. Looking around for the last one I noticed that there feed/shelter/nesting-box thing that I made for them was knocked over and feathers were all over the ground right there. Looking closer I noticed that inside the nesting-box was the cold body of a half eaten chicken. When we got back to the house and told people my dad said that maybe the charger was not on. Thinking back I remembered that it was not. After thinking about it we decided that maybe it shuts off when it does not have enough charge and that it was not getting enough sunlight. So, that was how whatever ate it got into the pen. So, today I put up a T-post to hang the charger on. The charger has a thing on the back of it to attach it to a T-post. It seems pretty sturdy. I hope it works.
Oh, and I will try to remember to post some pictures of that feeder thing. OK, now for real this time,

Sunday, November 1, 2015

New Goats!

2 Boar x Nubians. We think. Curly Cue and Dot.

Neither of them are blind. It's just the flash.