Month: July 2018

Jesse’s Instagram

At first I thought this was just shoddy work on a watermelon bowl but when I held it up I discovered that it was actually their first attempt at a picture frame! My CraftsChickens are so talented! I should get them an agent.

At first I thought this was just shoddy work on a watermelon bowl but when I held it up I discovered that it was actually their first attempt at a picture frame! My CraftsChickens are so talented! I should get them an agent.
#petchickens #backyardpoultry #chickenportrait #chickensofinstagram #chickentreats #watermeloncarving #myflock #crafty #artproject

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Snack bar! Rosie is still not feeling well so I'm trying to encourage her to eat or drink something. I think she has sour crop. I plan to call the vet in the morning.

Snack bar! Rosie is still not feeling well so I’m trying to encourage her to eat or drink something. I think she has sour crop. I plan to call the vet in the morning.
#Rosie #petchicken #Chickenfood #gamebird #tail #poundchicken #adoptdontshop

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The corn thievery is now a felony! The squirrels are taking the merchandise across state lines! (Property lines = state lines. Squirrels are small.) They ate our entire second planting. Fist shake of anger!

The corn thievery is now a felony! The squirrels are taking the merchandise across state lines! (Property lines = state lines. Squirrels are small.) They ate our entire second planting. Fist shake of anger!
#squirrelfood #gardenpests #homegrowncorn #stolenmerchandise #squirrel #gardeningingeorgia #zone7b

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It is really hard to give just one chicken extra treats! Rosie is working on a little cup of oatmeal with scratch and I am defending. I have six chickens exiled to the garden, three locked in the coop, the rooster is corralling two hens and Big Red is over here supervising. Big Red does not jump and is therefore not a threat to the oatmeal at this height. She will take care of any bits that go astray. Please eat faster Rosie! Your sisters are hard to contain!

It is really hard to give just one chicken extra treats! Rosie is working on a little cup of oatmeal with scratch and I am defending. I have six chickens exiled to the garden, three locked in the coop, the rooster is corralling two hens and Big Red is over here supervising. Big Red does not jump and is therefore not a threat to the oatmeal at this height. She will take care of any bits that go astray. Please eat faster Rosie! Your sisters are hard to contain!
#petchicken #petchickens #treats #chickentreats #poundchicken #Gwinnettcounty #backyardpoultry #eatlocal #steelcutoats #scratch #handfeeding #tinyfarm

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My Rosie feels a little puny today. She's laying down, refusing treats and letting the other chickens walk near her. That is a behavior change! I am hoping it is just a light molt and the heat that is getting her down. She drank from the mud puddle I made her (That's her preferred water source. Clean water is for pansies.) and her breathing is fine. The white on her feathers is from a dusting of Diotomacious Earth I did for No one else has any issues. Please send good vibes!

My Rosie feels a little puny today. She’s laying down, refusing treats and letting the other chickens walk near her. That is a behavior change! I am hoping it is just a light molt and the heat that is getting her down. She drank from the mud puddle I made her (That’s her preferred water source. Clean water is for pansies.) and her breathing is fine. The white on her feathers is from a dusting of Diotomacious Earth I did for #chickenlice. No one else has any issues. Please send good vibes!
#Rosie #poundchicken #adoptdontshop #petchicken #chickenportrait #backyardpoultry #myflock #diotomacious #gamebird

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The other day I saw a squirrel climb a cornstalk, tear off an ear and then carry it away in his mouth. This is not a drive-through! Or a dine-is establishment! That's my corn! And if I have to share, we should all wait until the ears are full size. That's just smart.

The other day I saw a squirrel climb a cornstalk, tear off an ear and then carry it away in his mouth. This is not a drive-through! Or a dine-is establishment! That’s my corn! And if I have to share, we should all wait until the ears are full size. That’s just smart.
#stupidsquirrel #backyardgarden #eatlocal #gardenpests #squirrelfood #jerks #homegrowncorn

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Today I asked my CraftsChickens to make me a watermelon basket. In the first picture Glo, Gretch and Hawk are discussing strategy. Swipe to see the final result. These are self taught chickens with no formal training in sculpting or culinary arts. Pretty darn impressive. What's next? Ice sculptures?

Today I asked my CraftsChickens to make me a watermelon basket. In the first picture Glo, Gretch and Hawk are discussing strategy. Swipe to see the final result. These are self taught chickens with no formal training in sculpting or culinary arts. Pretty darn impressive. What’s next? Ice sculptures?
#petchickens #watermelon #crafty #watermelonbasket #oliveegger #SicilianButtercup #EasterEgger #backyardchickens #chickensnacks #craftschicks #chickswhocraft

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Sharing is accomplished by pushing greedy bullies to one side and offering the peach to less greedy sisters. These are greedy bullies. They are AGGRESSIVE!

Sharing is accomplished by pushing greedy bullies to one side and offering the peach to less greedy sisters. These are greedy bullies. They are AGGRESSIVE!
#petchickens #chickentreats #georgiapeach #pearsonfarm #chickensofinstagram #oliveegger #EasterEgger #backyardchickens #comb #pearsonfarmga

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Sonia hates it when I let the girls free range. It is so hard to keep track of them! He has to make so many fake treat sounds to keep them close.

Sonia hates it when I let the girls free range. It is so hard to keep track of them! He has to make so many fake treat sounds to keep them close.
#roosterproblems #SoniaSotomayor #silkierooster #freerangechickens #gardening #freshfood #happychickens #happyhens #foraging #petchickens #petrooster #peckingorder

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The tool for the job. Pulled out my Ferri slope mower for some clean up at my neighbor's house that I'll be putting up for sale. Yes, I'm a full service real estate agent... If you're looking for a large house on acreage and don't mind having me for a neighbor ๐Ÿ˜Ž drop me a line.

The tool for the job. Pulled out my Ferri slope mower for some clean up at my neighbor’s house that I’ll be putting up for sale. Yes, I’m a full service real estate agent… If you’re looking for a large house on acreage and don’t mind having me for a neighbor ๐Ÿ˜Ž drop me a line.

#johndeere #2032r #mower #flailmower #ferrimowers

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The tool for the job. Pulled out my Ferri slope mower for some clean up at my neighbor's house that I'll be putting up for sale. Yes, I'm a full service real estate agent... If you're looking for a large house on acreage and don't mind having me for a neighbor ๐Ÿ˜Ž drop me a line.

The tool for the job. Pulled out my Ferri slope mower for some clean up at my neighbor’s house that I’ll be putting up for sale. Yes, I’m a full service real estate agent… If you’re looking for a large house on acreage and don’t mind having me for a neighbor ๐Ÿ˜Ž drop me a line.

#johndeere #2032r #mower #flailmower #ferrimowers

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The Thing I Did Not Plant has returned! You may remember it emerged from the compost pile a couple if years ago, was dumped in an unused corner of the garden where it inexplicably tripled in size, then had to be moved again for spring tilling. Most recently I moved its pile of dirt with a shovel to a flower bed under a tree and here it is again!

The Thing I Did Not Plant has returned! You may remember it emerged from the compost pile a couple if years ago, was dumped in an unused corner of the garden where it inexplicably tripled in size, then had to be moved again for spring tilling. Most recently I moved its pile of dirt with a shovel to a flower bed under a tree and here it is again!
#lifefindsaway #Cannas #volunteer #zone7b #gardeningsuprises #hardyplants #gardeningsuperstar #cantbekilled

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It's so hard to find good garden help. Tubbs (Violet) over there just eats anything I drop. Also, I ate most of those tomatoes before I got inside.

It’s so hard to find good garden help. Tubbs (Violet) over there just eats anything I drop. Also, I ate most of those #BlackCherry tomatoes before I got inside.
#cucumelon #cucumelons #cherrytomatoes #Cochin #petchicken #backyardchickens #tinyfarm #harvest #Gwinnettcounty #mastergardener #zone7b

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My official position on this walking nightmare is that you need to take your disco ball butt to the other side of the fence because I think there is a tiny spider army brewing in there. No thank you!

My official position on this walking nightmare is that you need to take your disco ball butt to the other side of the fence because I think there is a tiny spider army brewing in there. No thank you!
#spider #eggsac #Georgia #wildlife #wildlifephotography #discoball #relocated #arachnophobia #arachnid

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This is one broody sitting on top of another broody. That DOES NOT count. You did not hatch that other chicken. She is your sister. You're both idiots.

This is one broody sitting on top of another broody. That DOES NOT count. You did not hatch that other chicken. She is your sister. You’re both idiots.
#broodies #crazychicken #Silkie #cornish #petchicken #backyardchickens #nestingboxdrama #nestingboxes

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This may be more cucumbers than I can give away in one day. Feels like 25 pounds. I should pick them smaller but I never do.

This may be more cucumbers than I can give away in one day. Feels like 25 pounds. I should pick them smaller but I never do.
#garden #zone7b #cucumbers #Burpless #Gwinnettcounty #CherokeePurple #tinyfarmer #eatlocal #growyourown

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So incredibly broody! Rosie is broody for the third time this summer. She has pulled every feather from her belly and refuses to stand up. She's currently trying to hatch a branch in the isolation pen. I usually just let them brood for a while but it is too hot and she is too stubborn to wait it out. She would be a fearsome mother hen!

So incredibly broody! Rosie is broody for the third time this summer. She has pulled every feather from her belly and refuses to stand up. She’s currently trying to hatch a branch in the isolation pen. I usually just let them brood for a while but it is too hot and she is too stubborn to wait it out. She would be a fearsome mother hen!
#poundchicken #gamebird #petchicken #backyardchickens #fresheggs #broodychicken #broodymonster

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Thanks stupid bug. That leaf was too attractive. It's much better with holes. (At least it is on a volunteer squash. That's something.)

Thanks stupid bug. That leaf was too attractive. It’s much better with holes. (At least it is on a volunteer squash. That’s something.)
#gardening #laboroflove #ladybeetle #zone7b #organicgardening #squash #volunteersquash #squish #Georgia

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Ancient Proverb: Give your chickens corn and they eat for a minute. Tie that corn to a fence and they eat for five minutes.

Ancient Proverb: Give your chickens corn and they eat for a minute. Tie that corn to a fence and they eat for five minutes.
#chickentreats #backyardpoultry #petchicken #cochins #silkies #chickentoys #chickenpinata #chickensaddle #Gwinnettcounty

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Do you see those hash marks all around the top of the circle? It seriously looks like someone Frankensteined a cherry tomato into this regular tomato. Fyi, I ate it anyway. It was delicious.

Do you see those hash marks all around the top of the circle? It seriously looks like someone Frankensteined a cherry tomato into this regular tomato. Fyi, I ate it anyway. It was delicious.
#frankenfood #CherokeePurple #homegrown #zone7b #gardeningsuprises #gardener #vegetablegarden #tomatoplants #eatlocal #heirloomtomato

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This level of beauty does require some effort. And to think just a few months ago Rosie was a pound chicken looking for a home! If you are thinking about new chickens consider checking your local shelter before buying chicks. isn't just for dogs and cats! Thanks for the tip @adoptabirdnetwork!

This level of beauty does require some effort. And to think just a few months ago Rosie was a pound chicken looking for a home! If you are thinking about new chickens consider checking your local shelter before buying chicks. #adoptdontshop isn’t just for dogs and cats! Thanks for the tip @adoptabirdnetwork!
#Rosie #poundchicken #junglebird #turkey #preening #bosslady #broodychicken #petchicken #flock

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Harvest! I managed to get cucumbers and peppers at the same time so I think I'll try to make relish.

Harvest! I managed to get cucumbers and peppers at the same time so I think I’ll try to make relish.
#cucumbers #summersquash #CherokeePurple #bellpeppers #cucumelons #fiskars #zone7b #gardener #prepickles #tinyfarmer

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The planting has been a success! After a truly unbelievable germination period and a slow start up the trellis, the vines are thriving and the harvest is starting to roll in! They taste like strong cucumbers and are super crunchy. I bet you could sell these for $8 a pint at the farmers market! (I give away all of my extra veggies for free but I like to calculate the market value.)

The #cucumelon planting has been a success! After a truly unbelievable germination period and a slow start up the trellis, the vines are thriving and the harvest is starting to roll in! They taste like strong cucumbers and are super crunchy. I bet you could sell these for $8 a pint at the farmers market! (I give away all of my extra veggies for free but I like to calculate the market value.)
#gardening #zone7b #cucumbers #trellis #vegetablegarden #homegrown #farmersmarket #organicgardening #tinywatermelon #tinyfarmer

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The first Chocolate Cherry Tomatoes! I love this type because they are big enough to matter but small enough to snack on. They have excellent flavor and don't crack immediately. Also, Rosie and Glo have no respect for the fence that keeps them out of the garden.

The first Chocolate Cherry Tomatoes! I love this type because they are big enough to matter but small enough to snack on. They have excellent flavor and don’t crack immediately. Also, Rosie and Glo have no respect for the fence that keeps them out of the garden.
#growyourown #eatlocal #cherrytomatoes #chocolatecherry #zone7b #Gwinnettcounty #mastergardener #oliveegger

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I'm already a vegetarian. I don't know what I'll eat if my vegetables cry when I pick them! Dammit.

I’m already a vegetarian. I don’t know what I’ll eat if my vegetables cry when I pick them! Dammit.
#crisisofconscience #cucumbers #gardener #zone7b #vegetarian #eatlocal #Burpless #vegan #plantbased

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My talented flock created this perfectly hollowed out watermelon bowl today and are currently working on a coordinating loop. If you're interested, all of their beak-crafted work will be available on their Etsy shop. (Just kidding! It will be in the compost pile.)

My talented flock created this perfectly hollowed out watermelon bowl today and are currently working on a coordinating loop. If you’re interested, all of their beak-crafted work will be available on their Etsy shop. (Just kidding! It will be in the compost pile.)
#crafty #myflock #petchickens #rooster #SoniaSotomayor #Rosie #Violet #silkierooster #cochins #watermelon #chickentreats