Saturday, October 17, 2009

Searching for gold!

If you're lucky in the country, you'll see both pots of gold!

Today brought us gorgeous sunshine for hours, but late in the afternoon a sudden downpour came down the lake, headed straight at us. I rushed the dogs and cats in from the yard, catching a glance down the driveway of this glorious rainbow, so I just had to pop back outside to capture it. It was just what I deserved after a busy day at Busy Solitude Farm!

Cleared most of the vegetable beds today, putting them to bed for the winter. I left the kale and cabbage -- the chickens just love them, so until they've been eaten, their beds will be full. And I did not have a chance to build the final raised beds. Maybe tomorrow.

Inside the house, I worked on my craft room, changing the above to the below.

This wall will have shelves on it. The blue will peek out from behind whatever it stored there. As is evident from the boxes stacked in the middle of the room, this project is really pressing! I am eager to have a place to set up my sewing machine and leave it in place, and to be able to find my tools and supplies without digging through fifteen boxes each time.

In the barn, Egglebert's challenges have grown more frequent and aggressive. Look at that spur on his foot -- he can do damage. Part of the reason is that the vision in his left eye is totally gone (wounded by Tweedledum in the fight that ended Tweedle's stay with us). I think the young adulthood of this year's chicks has also tweaked his testosterone.

In any event, he is wearing on me. The two chicks that hatched this summer show potential to be roosters as well. If that is fact, then I have a difficult decision approaching.

But for the time being, I'm going to enjoy the rainbows in my life!


MaryEllen Schneider said...

Gorgeous, Johanna! Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to post.

Callie Brady said...

Hope Egglebert calms down and that your chicks turn out to be hens. Love the rainbow photo! The shelf wall will look great.

Chicken Boys said...

I give my roosters away. I put an ad in the bargain trader (free add) for a free rooster to be picked up or delivered locally. Had a guy pick up four mixed bantam roosters the other day.

The JR said...

Love the rainbow. Hate that about the chickens.


Johanna said...

Thanks for all your thoughts! The chicks hatched just before Labor Day, so I have a few months before there's an issue. They're just so darned cute, you know?

Nancy K. said...

I'd say that you've earned a couple of pots of gold!

What a beautiful photo!