Our chickens have become escape artists. Over the past weeks I have observed some curious activity in the chicken pen, our feathered friends have become excavators and are industriously digging their way to freedom (or China !). Sadly, freedom around here typically translates into Coyote snack or eagle lunch and escapees are strongly discouraged. We have reinforced the pen, we have put down logs and bricks, we have blocked up holes and barricaded escape routes but still they broke out. Kevin was introduced to the fine art of chicken catching before he had even woke up on Monday morning….he was very quickly wide awake !! Thanks Kevin. I had the opportunity to say “told you so” ….and after Greg had to round up yet another intrepid White Leghorn, the boy team were set on a mission to return the chicken enclosure to something akin to San Quentin ! The “ladies” were clearly unimpressed at the re modelling and we will hopefully have no further breakouts.
Grandson Jaden, spending his Spring Break here on the ranch has been busily employed feeding Shrimp the orphan lamb, Bella the adorable Jersey calf and the two little piglets. In the morning our hard working young grandson uncomplainingly joins Kevin our very hard working WWOOFER in the sheep and cow pens, and happily helped his granddad and Kevin in the garden before the rain returned late yesterday afternoon.
Having three hard working men around the ranch sent me to the kitchen…nothing keeps a smile on the faces of the boy team like an overflowing cookie tin !
Time to go, the cuckoo clock has spoken ! Take care, keep safe, M