This is a picture of my little flock of Bantams.
I haven't taken pictures of them in a while, they
want to sit and be broody all of the time.
I still kind of wish that I did not get rid of my little
roosters, but these girls were not very friendly to the
boys and every time they got to close the girls beat them
up so bad the little roosters started going the
This is one of my Cuckoo Marans, she is my buddy.
She follows me every where and always manages
to be outside the gate when I am. I am always afraid
that the fox is hiding and will grab her and take off.
This is another better picture of her. She is a free
thinker, she won't lay her eggs in the nest box but
now has a nest underneath the nest boxes. She is the one
who hides her eggs if I let them out in the yard.
This is one of my New Jersey Giants. I love these hens too
they are gentle and sweet. They are very good layers too.
I am very happy with this bunch of hens this year. I am getting
12 to 15 eggs most days. My older hens are laying too now that it
has cooled off some. My older hens though are starting to molt. I
know that will effect egg production. I have been buying high
protein crumbles and I have stopped getting soft or shell less
eggs. I have noticed they stopped eating eggs too. I had some older
hens that would do that from time to time. I know they have
got lots of produce and fruit this year so I don't know how
that has factored in but it is nice to be getting such nice eggs.
I had to show you this picture, I walked out my front door,
and there was this nutty preying mantis on the door mat.
I didn't see it at first, I heard it making this weird sound.
It ran at my foot hissing. I went back in and got my camera.
It was the perfect model. I suppose it is a girl since they bite the
heads off of their husbands and she looks like she was going to
lay eggs. I have noticed that fall must be on the way, because
I keep finding these crazy bugs like this.
I remember my Grandpa saying, after watching one when I was a kid
that if they were bigger they would take over the world.
After watching this one, it even kept running at me hissing,
I thought there needs to be some horror flick with one of these things
as the bad guy.
I just left it alone and went in the house. Silly bug.
I hope you have a lovely Saturday, and guess what?
Three days until fall officially starts! Yahoo!!
Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, for His wonderful works to the children of men!(Psalm. 107:6)