It’s Raining Chicks

Sunday, when I was at work, I received a text message from my husband.  It said “”We got lots of new chicks raining out of the hay loft”.  It turns out a hen had secretly sat on a nest up there, despite the fact I had removed the ladder, and I thought eliminated their access to the hay loft in our barn.

So Tom spent part of Sunday morning catching these chicks and their mama and putting them in a crate.  Now this hen has a similar background and is quite mean when you try to do anything with her  chicks.  Yesterday I cleaned up a pen for them and kicked them out of the crate and suffered some injuries from her for my efforts.  Here they are in their pen. I think there might be 12 chicks, but it is hard to count them.
raining chicks

In other news, I harvested Weinlander green beans today for the first time in a few years.  These are my favorites beans for their taste.  In 2014 all I could find were 10 seeds for $2.50.  So we planted them and let them make seeds so I could not eat any.  Those seeds made three rows of beans this year, and they are finally ready.  We had them for dinner, and they are SO good!!!.  Plus we froze some.  Hopefully we will have a good harvest of them and be able to save seeds and continue to eat well!

Weinlander beans

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Vintage Motorcycle and Muscle Car Shows

 

Honda CB360

Honda CB360

We went to the Vintage Motorcycle Show at the Lemay museum on Saturday.  Here are the photos of some of the cool bikes we saw.

Honda 4 cylinder

Honda 4 cylinder

Honda trail bikes

Honda trail bikes

older Honda

older Honda

Yamaha 250

Yamaha 250

Orange Ducati 750

Orange Ducati 750

NSU bike

NSU bike

Moto Guzzi bike

Moto Guzzi bike

Gilera bike

Gilera bike

Mi Val bike

Mi Val bike

Sears bike

Sears bike

1929 Harley

1929 Harley

Bultaco bike

Bultaco bike

Seattle Cossacks

Seattle Cossacks

1915 Indian

1915 Indian

old Indian

old Indian

Hill Climb Indian

Hill Climb Indian

Indian

Indian

classic Indian

classic Indian

Tom and Dad looking at old Indian

Tom and Dad looking at old Indian

Indian headlight and emblem

Indian headlight and emblem

gas lamp

gas lamp

1926 Indian Hillclimber

1926 Indian Hillclimber

Whizzer bike

Whizzer bike

1937 Phoenix bike

1937 Phoenix bike

BSA tanks

BSA tanks

colorful Honda

colorful Honda

1916 Thor bike

1916 Thor bike

There was also a muscle car show inside the museum we checked out.

1969 Superbee

1969 Superbee

1970 Challenger

1970 Challenger

1970 Cuda

1970 Cuda

1969 Road Runner

1969 Road Runner

1972 Hurst Olds Cutlass

1972 Hurst Olds Cutlass

1964 GTO

1964 GTO

1970 Superbird wing

1970 Superbird wing

Shelby GT 500

Shelby GT 500

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Lewis 2003-2015

lewis face

Lewis died yesterday.  He was our mascot, on our business cards and cafe press stuff.

Lewis T-shirt

He was a gorgeous black and white spotted (flecket) ram with stunning horns.

lewis side

He was a well-behaved ram who produced nice wool that was fun to spin and beautiful baby lambs over the 12 + years we had him.

Katarina and JosefinaRecently he was appearing old, thin and frail.  I had been trying to spoil him with the nicest pasture we have, grain and bread treats.

Lewis

Lewis

But despite this his body gave up on him, and we had to say a very sad goodbye yesterday.  He will be sorely missed around here.

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