Archive for March, 2014

It’s that time of the year

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Not that time of the year where Garden Guys starts back up (though I swear it will be soon – the computer issues they’re having are apparently legendary), but that time of the year where someone gets broody. They’re laying more eggs, it makes sense that someone’s gonna want to sit on them until they hatch. Of course, that will be never since we don’t have a rooster, so I put them in the “broody buster,” aka, an old bird cage. It tends to cure them of the urge to hatch the unhatchable. You can read more about it here. So, I’ve got this to deal with while Garden Guys sorts out their computer woes. Of course, it’s mostly sitting around waiting for the voices that tell the chicken to brood to go away, but hey, someone’s gotta do it.

The blurryness of this photo is meant to evoke Bigfoot photos. Bigfoot also likes to sit on eggs.

The blurryness of this photo is meant to evoke Bigfoot photos. Bigfoot also likes to sit on eggs.

Spring is here, Garden Guys is not

Friday, March 21st, 2014

coming soon

We’re still in a GG holding pattern. I’m told the end of the month is looking good. I’ve got plenty of material to go, so soon the floodgates will be open. Topics include: chicken mysteries, changes in the flock, winter molting, and chicken depression. How does that sound? Maybe we’ll even find out what the deal with the Garden Guys dead motherboard is.

Meanwhile, I got a call from our town today alerting me to the fact that the town bear is awake and prowling for bird feeders and trash cans. Be careful everyone!

Motherboards and mother lodes

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

So, you may have noticed that there was still no Garden Guys show on Friday. The motherboard issue at GG HQ is still ongoing. Meanwhile, I am sitting on a load of eggs like you wouldn’t believe. (I’m also sitting on a pile of chicken stories, but those aren’t as good for breakfast.) Egg production really slowed this winter, as it will. The cool thing was that everything totally stopped exactly one week before the solstice, and exactly one week after. Nature! In the last couple of weeks we’ve stopped having the ebb of an egg here and have moved into “Oh, we have three dozen eggs on the counter all of a sudden” territory. Tough problem to have.

chicken butt

Guess what?

I swear new episodes are coming soon!

The adventure continues . . .

Friday, March 7th, 2014

So, it looks like there are still problems at Garden Guys headquarters. I’m told what we’re looking at is a motherboard problem. I’m not actually looking at it, but I can picture what that looks like.



We’ll try again next week. Should it fail, I’ll have some chicken news on deck for you. And not a picture if a chicken on a deck, unless that’s your thing. Everybody’s got a thing, man.

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