I think this might actually be the surprise chick. She is different from all of the others and a little small. We shall see.
This might be my Speckled Sussex chick. Sorry the photo is not good.
The barn swallows are going crazy this year. There are at least 12 nests in the hay loft. The photo does not do justice to how many nests are being built.
One thing about the swallows, between them and the bats we are almost never bitten by mosquitos despite our standing water here all year. So I love our swallows (and bats).
The chickens have finally kicked it into gear with the egg laying. Here are some of the hens finally doing their jobs.
And we had one of our birds for dinner. We made local-style BBQ chicken with one of our previously butchered roosters. Here it is (and it was mighty good).
In other farm animal news, the pigs are coming out of their straw more and getting a little bigger.
And I sheared the felted Nigora goats yesterday.
In garden news, the camas root that I thought had died last year clearly has not. Her are its gorgeous flowers starting to bloom.
And we have radishes! I boiled some with carrots to go with the chicken last night. I have been eating them on every salad daily and going to try a new to me radish salad soon.
FYI This is the 2004th blog post since switching to the wordpress site more than 10 years ago. I meant to acknowledge the 2000 one but forgot. So here’s to me and all of that typing!