2011/7/23

We are chickens 雞兒錄影

Home Made Bio-CharcoalHome made food recipes
My Goats
Third generation baby goats
Fourth generation baby goats

Art Works 手工藝品









Videos 短片:
Baby duck loves to drink LOTS of water 鴨寶非常愛喝水
08/01/2011 Baby duck was born this morning.
She is one week younger than other baby chicks
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Baby duck can't walk as well as baby chicks yet. She falls upside down very often
鴨寶今早才出生, 走得没雞寶穩, 常摔得四腳朝天









Baby duck is sleeping. Baby chicks step on her
雞寶踩到正在睡覺的鴨寶身上

Baby duck falls asleep 鴨寶累得睡著了
Duckling enjoys sunshine and grassy ground in the yard 鴨寶喜歡在草地上玩耍
Baby duck eats what hen mom does 鴨寶跟著雞媽吃東西
Baby duck eats with her siblings 鴨寶和兄姊一起吃飯
Baby duck meets her chicken family 鴨寶第一天加入大家庭
Mom hen takes 9 baby chicks to look for food 雞媽帶九個寶寶找食物









Crest Top Hat and Silver Polish are kissing
Are we born?
Baby chicks dancing (fighting)?
Chicks clean Cherry's hair 雞兒幫櫻桃小丸子清毛
Leghorn and goats
Leghorn likes to fly high to the roof









Leghorn flies high
Leghorn flies to the roof
Flying black star
Crested Silver Polish
Crested Top Hat
Crested Top Hat and Silver Polish









Black Star and Golden Laced Wyandotte
Black Star is laying a brown egg
Black Star announces she just lay an egg
Black Star searches for food
Barred Rock
Americanas
Leghorn
Golden Sex Link
Can you tell who is who now?
Chicken go home before darkone month old baby chicks are on their own feet now
(Mom peck kids if they don't go out to search food by themselves)
Dark Cornish rooster protects his hens from Black Star Hen
黑康康公雞保護他的兩個太太

Dark Cornish rooster chases girls 黑康康雞追女友

2011/7/17

Shelter for goats 羊棚

Bio-Charcoal 自製木炭
Home made food recipes 中西食譜
My chickens 雞兒錄影
My Goats 山羊
Third generation baby goats 第三代羊寶
Fourth generation baby goats 第四代羊寶









科學界預測這兩年
天氣會越來越冷, 天災頻仍, 此言似乎有幾分道理,








已經七月中旬了, 好不容易有三天像夏天 (華氏 80 度), 羊兒高興的吃著比人高的雜草








昨夜卻突然下起豪雨, 轉回涼秋









幸虧前週趁天氣好, 從早到晚 (7am - 9pm), 每天超過 12 小時, 不停工作, 買來四大卡車的碎石舖 900 英呎長的車道,











20 yard 的細沙在羊兒三個臥室裡,








墊出 6 英吋厚的床,








搬回 14 捆一割苜蓿草的冬糧 (因為不確定今年會有二割牧草), 收取一穫蔬菜的種子, 翻土播新種, 採藍莓櫻桃等等等等









整修羊兒的帳棚, 是重大工程之一, 耗時費力,








一個人需工作兩個整天 (24 小時),
才能完成一座帳棚的拆除和重建








媽媽和寶寶如常的跟前跟後,









一副很想幫忙的樣子,








其實不停打斷我的工作, 要我先跟它們玩玩
, 才放我繼續幫它們蓋房子








羊兒的屋子 (goat barn) 是用來過冬和生寶寶用的,








夏秋多半讓他們住羊棚, 開放寬敞,











只是用來搭在鐵欄彎成帳棚屋頂上的塑膠
布, 經過兩三年風吹雨淋日曬, 已有多處破綻,








需要拆掉, 或在上面再搭一層, 帳棚裡才不會漏雨








經過今年初冬雨的經驗, 第五, 六, 七牧區的地基過低, 棚內地面很難維持乾燥, 對羊兒腳蹄不利









因此全部拆除, 並在帳棚周圍挖出深溝, 以利雨水的排除








作為帳棚骨架的鐵欄豎立一旁








鹽盒,








食槽也拆掉搬出








重新用木樁圍出平台, 舖滿
細沙









打穩鐵樁, 鎖緊各片鐵欄的連接處 









搭上背面,








屋頂
和兩側的塑膠布









單人拆/舖/拉布棚其實也有學問








必須先在各洞裡穿妥繩索, 先推上頂部, 再靠繩索兩邊和中間慢慢拉齊, 不能從兩邊硬扯, 會被鐵欄邊緣割破塑膠布








外側拉上繩索, 否則像小乖一樣頑皮的羊寶, 會跳上棚頂當彈簧床跳著玩, 帳棚很快會破損










新布棚看起來堅實平整多了








鹽盒架回棚內
, 食槽添滿牧草,









和我剛砍回來 芳香新鮮的杉縱枝葉









遠望深深樹林掩映間, 又是一座嶄新, 堅固, 溫暖的新居