Hay Loft Chicks and Squash

While I was away in Idaho, Tom looked after the hay loft chicks.  They did well, but the day after I came back, I went to work and one of the chicks decided to fall out of the loft.  Then the hen and another chick came out.  So Tom had to run around and catch the hen and the chicks, some ran around the barnyard and some still in the loft.  He managed to catch all but one and moved them to the pen with the other hen and her two chicks.  Here they are yesterday after the kerfuffle was over.

Unfortunately he found the one who had escaped dead yesterday behind the barn.

The other hen is chasing this hen and her chicks and not sharing food and water.  I added an extra feeder and waterer in hopes it will help.

After the animal chores, I explored the garden and the squash jungle.  I found a pumpkin for the hogs and this beautiful acorn squash.  Isn’t it pretty?

I made my dinner last night with it.  I added our cubed pork sauteed with a shallot, one of our apple and some Sunnyland pecans.  Then baked it.  It was a lovely autumn meal.

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2 Responses to Hay Loft Chicks and Squash

  1. Jeanne says:

    That was quite the goings on Tom had to deal with. I’m glad it wasn’t as bad as it could have been. The chicks are so cute! It’s too bad the hens choose such poor places to hatch their babes.

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