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.
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!
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 trail bikes
Orange Ducati 750
Moto Guzzi bike
Mi Val bike
Hill Climb Indian
Tom and Dad looking at old Indian
Indian headlight and emblem
1926 Indian Hillclimber
1937 Phoenix bike
1916 Thor bike
There was also a muscle car show inside the museum we checked out.
1969 Road Runner
1972 Hurst Olds Cutlass
1970 Superbird wing
Shelby GT 500
Lewis died yesterday. He was our mascot, on our business cards and cafe press stuff.
He was a gorgeous black and white spotted (flecket) ram with stunning horns.
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.
Recently he was appearing old, thin and frail. I had been trying to spoil him with the nicest pasture we have, grain and bread treats.
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.