To all of you faithful readers who entered a name in the 'Name that chick' contest, thanks! I appreciate all 6 of you.
BTW, Yonder Way comments are dwindling before our very eyes. What's up wit dat yo?
I would like to inform you that ALL 6 of you have won and we are using your names to name the 13 of the chicks that hatched. We were hopeful that just one would hatch, but 13! Are we farmers or what???
Here are the names that we have selected to be the first 13 baby chicks.
Aristotle- really who came first here?
Yolko Ono- for our more eclectic readers
Stan- when we determine which one is a rooster, this rocks as a roosters name 'Stan the Man'
Indeed (Because even though Brandon didn't post a name, he still posted a comment.)
NaShell- how funny is this?
Princess (this ones KK's)
I'm sorry. There are no portraits to follow of the individual chicks with their cute little names below. So, this will have to do.
Out with the old, and in with the new!
Jason also made improvements to the previous beach house chicken coop and re-invented the chicken coop as we at Yonder Way know it. Its pure genius if you ask me and much more farm-esque complete with tin siding and wheels. We have 60 chickens here on the farm. The new ones needed somewhere to go.
This coop is much easier for Jason to transport around the farm and also much easier for us to get the eggs due to the lower and light weight door on the back. Aunt Debbie and I appreciate this feature very much.
We've also learned that chickens don't really need the cute little metal chicken coop boxes to lay eggs in. Sad, I know.
So Jason built little wooden squares and put hay in them for them to lay in. And they work like a champ. We had some lay in them yesterday.
We also have 4 cute little goats running around the chicken pen. Jason adopted the natural way of mowing by putting the goats in the pen to eat down the grass. Brilliant. Less mowing, less gas being used, fun little goats for our children to play with.
Billy, Nanny, Lucy, & Ethel
Our goats are full grown Pygmy (pronounced pig-me) goats. They are adorable and have such cute personalities. I think that more people should have these as their pets. It might not be so great on the landscaping, but you get cute little goats to adore!
I think that is all of the news for now.