Brrrrrrr! Just two weeks ago it was over 100 degrees and unbearably hot at night. I would tout that I was going to roll around in the snow naked and embrace the cold this year. Well, the last couple of nights and mornings have been brisk, leading me to find a sweater and socks. I feel like a little kid with my arms crossed screaming “I don’t wanna!” I feel like a hypocrite. Maybe, dear reader I was speaking out of turn and didn’t really mean what I said. Maybe I will keep my clothes on when there is snow on the ground.
In other farm news, we were anticipating getting 75 new baby chicks this morning. They unfortunately didn’t arrive this morning, so tomorrow will probably be the next day. Don’t ask what variety they are, I have no clue. I didn’t even know we were getting new baby chicks until a few days ago. Maybe I’m being kept in the dark on purpose, hard to tell. Also, a bear attacked the pen that was constructed in the orchard to house all of these chickens. I say bear, but it was more likely a large deer that ran into it, freaked out and karate chopped it to the ground. Pictures will follow, it’s pretty amazing. There is a metal pole in the ground that was bent in a 90 degree angle, and now laying flat. The moral here is, don’t let your chicken fence get in any deer’s way. The deer will always win.
There were also wild dogs that would carreen through the field and tear up the (duck) fences. Make sure there’s now way to dig/pry up the bottom of the fence.
more than likely a deer, as you say ….maybe after the fruit trees, unless you have a bear in the area after the bee hives, might want to check with fish and game to see if there have been any other happenings in the area,they can come out and tell you if it was a bear or not. might be good to know before you put the new hens in the area!!!! Good luck.