Monday, October 3, 2011
Hello Farm Friends, how has the first week of autumn been treating you? It’s seemed more like November than early October here at Verde Farm but the weather man is promising a nicer week ahead. We went to a fun event this weekend called “Farmapalooza.” Local farms come together and sell their animals, farm goods and enjoy the company of like-minded folks.
We took six of our bantams, juvenile muscovy ducklings and chestnuts to the event. All of the chickens sold, except one. A rogue, white banty rooster jumped out of the cage in a split second and off he went. All the best efforts to catch him were futile. We are hoping he found a nice roosting spot in the pumpkin park and will be found this coming weekend as the WV Pumpkin Festival kicks off.
Poor Banty Roo, we tried our best to catch you and bring you back home. Be well our little friend.
In thinking about chickens, we wanted to share an update on a building some of you may remember, “New Chicken Digs Contest."
Nancy, of A Rural Journal, won the chicken digs contest by naming our little coop "The Heartbeak Hotel.” We just loved the name and couldn’t wait till spring/summer to paint it and prepare it for the chickens. Farmer and I spent a weekend getting it all ready and it turned out great. Below is the now “open for business” Heartbeak Hotel...featherbeds available.
It’s for the birds and they love it!
Have a great week