Thursday, June 3, 2010

Starting the new blog

Well, I decided to start using my Sacred Cat Studio blog for my arts and crafts only, so I am starting a new blog for other things going on in my life.  This is where I will post about living in the country, our search for a place to move to and build our straw bale house, and other life happenings.
For those of you who do not know, I am no longer working at the farm.  We moved into a trailer about ten minutes away.  We are looking for land we can afford, or an Intentional Community to move to.  My hubby, Zoomer, is getting anxious to get building on our home we have been dreaming of for years.
We have the greatest Landlords, and if we cannot find a place to move to and build, they have offered to let us build a home here and just rent the land.  If we do build here, we would own the trailer and be able to use what is in the trailer in our home.  We are considering this as a last resort.  There are two things that we are just not happy about here.  One is that we are on a highway and out n the open.  We want to be more secluded.  The other thing is our dog, Shasta, loves to run and cannot run here as the property is too close to the highway and to small.  But if we cannot find any other option, we will take them up on it.  The other thing is we would have to build under the shelter so the house would be really small and we would not be able to build the round house we had dreamed of.
For Mother's Day, Zoomer got me 8 baby chicks.  I picked out 4 Buff Orpingtons and 4 Gold Laced Wyandottes.  They will be 5 weeks old this weekend.  They are growing like weeds.  The BO chicks are very friendly and fly up onto my leg and shoulder to sit.  The GLW are still freaky and do not like to be held.  I am hoping one of the BO is a rooster as I want to keep that breed true.  It looks like two of the GLW may be roosters.  If so I will have to find a home for them, as I only want one rooster so they will not fight and stress out the hens.  Here are some recent pics of them.  This is Sweetie Pie, the friendliest of the bunch.  She/he flies onto my leg, then onto my shoulder where she/he likes to sit.  And poo on my back.  LOL!
This next one is a close up of Sweetie Pie in the front, and Goldie behind, then some of the Wyandottes in the back.
Next is a close up of Lemon Mahogany, which I believe may be a rooster, and the last, one is a group shot

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