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Pig Tails

Pig Tails

Since I'm not responsible for putting the pig to bed each night I stay outside from the time of feeding to the time of rest and it's fun. I watch the animals in a new way sitting nearby. I watch the hilarity of the rats peeking out from their hiding spot to see if...

Pig in a wet blanket

Pig in a wet blanket

As it gets colder, my duties get a little bit more detailed. Not much, but a little bit more. I have to remember now that when the pig comes out to eat, I have to rush back into the coop and remove the blanket from the ground and place it hanging from the wall. Then...

Chilly but fine

Chilly but fine

This is what fall weather is supposed to be like. With your shoes and perhaps a light jacket, it's nice to sit out for a while. The dogs aren't as impressed because there's no current sun beams for them to lay in but it's not like it's raining so they're not super...

Rooster Reminder

Rooster Reminder

Although I didn't expect to feed the hens today, I gave them some nice food around 4:00 and it was a good assortment of three different types of food. We have several locations we feed them into keep things interesting so I fed them at the northernmost elevated...

Hens are dumb

Hens are dumb

There are a couple of weaker hens that get extra attention occasionally. If they don't come out because of the weather or whatever reason we sneak into the chicken coop and feed them a private dish. They were out in the bright sunlight today a little before noon when...

There be whales here

There be whales here

In truth, there be goldfish here isn't as impressive but it did surprise me. I had given up on the fish being alive and stopped feeding them there fresh clear water fish food because I saw no sign of life and no sign of them eating the food. Last night it came up in...

Do Roosters carry rabies?

Do Roosters carry rabies?

I know they don't. Probably. It was a brief fantasy about finding a reason to get rid of the rooster and win the war once and forever. Another attack from the front line happened this morning. I also witnessed the rooster being a bit of a bastard. Not doing his...

Am I boring you with my evil rooster stories?

Am I boring you with my evil rooster stories?

Warning. This blog was voice transcribed from the bathroom after feeding but I don't have my teeth in so I noticed a lot of errors. I should probably go and edit it manually but I'm pretty sure I won't. Not much has changed over the past while. The rooster still tries...

More chicken shit to deal with.

More chicken shit to deal with.

So the rooster has figured out this none shall pass power that he has When he standing where I need to be and I can't get by. We waited out As I inch and inch. Gaining ground until such time as I can squeeze past while maintaining eye contact at all times. He tries to...

Best laid plans vs Chicken logic

Best laid plans vs Chicken logic

When I can out the door for the afternoon feed, the weak chickens that linger in different circles are always first to detect me, and the waddle towards me. Over the past couple of days I've tried to death feed them their own portion before the rooster and his harem...

Mojo and Me

Mojo and Me

I learned the name of the rooster's mojo but I prefer calling it the rooster anyway because calling it by its name implies some form of relationship. I suppose in a way we do have an adversarial relationship he wants to attack me and I want to avoid being attacked. He...

The Monday before I have to pay attention again.

The Monday before I have to pay attention again.

I'm feeling more stressed than I need to be,but that doesn't really help. Then again, my stress has always been pretty mild. Since I go with the flow about everything, worrying about the future is a useless pastime. He starts a job tomorrow that will take him out of...