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by WLLady
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Good Morning!
Replies: 534
Views: 66344

Re: Good Morning!

yuck.

well fox has been back twice now. no more nice person. gun is sighted in and ready to go....sigh. i wish they would just scare away but guess not when theres dinner to be easy had by takeout.

the deerflies here are horrid....gah
by WLLady
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Poultry Breeding and Projects
Topic: Somebody talk me out of this...
Replies: 42
Views: 19221

Re: Somebody talk me out of this...

just had a duck hatch 18. i gave her another 2 which she accepted with no problems at all. another 3 ducks sitting...conservative egg count is 50....a hen sitting on 9. 1 hatched...2 days later another and those were taken to the brooder because she had not intention of getting up to show them water...
by WLLady
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Good Morning!
Replies: 534
Views: 66344

Re: Good Morning!

morning all! i think we all need to hang on with getting new chickens/animals because in 6 months (or less when people need to return to work) there are going to be many of all types - chickens dogs cats...you name it-looking for homes. sigh btw anyone want some muscovies? lol good news is no more l...
by WLLady
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Any guesses what this will grow up to look like?
Replies: 10
Views: 2596

Re: Any guesses what this will grow up to look like?

that chick down pattern is ER. the E locus dictates pretty much where the "colours" will go as an adult. ERs tend to be either solid white (in which case the chicks are blond or white) or solid black as females. The males are usually a solid base colour with the regular hackles in whatever gold or s...
by WLLady
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Any guesses what this will grow up to look like?
Replies: 10
Views: 2596

Re: Any guesses what this will grow up to look like?

Solid black likely-possibly with white on the very tips of the wings.
by WLLady
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Rain
Replies: 32
Views: 9932

Re: Rain

well that HUGE storm on radar near my place? nothing. it rained north of us. west of us. east of us. nothing.
at least it got a bit cooler for a few minutes.
by WLLady
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Gardening
Topic: About New Plants Planted Last Spring
Replies: 5
Views: 1986

Re: About New Plants Planted Last Spring

my daylilies are a month early. the asiatic lilies are lasting 1 day. the irises were nice until the heat hit and then the blooms were gone within 24 hours. the california poppies are loving this but they are a desert bloom lol. the catnip-insane!!! and my russian sage has gone nuts. but even the cl...
by WLLady
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Good Morning!
Replies: 534
Views: 66344

Re: Good Morning!

Hey everyone Sad to say i lost 6 older birds to the heat yesterday. It's so dry and hot. We have farmers down here plowing what is left of the corn (4 weeks after planting) into the fields to prepare to hopefully get either a late crop of soybean or plant winter wheat. If we don't get rain in the ne...
by WLLady
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Coronavirus - how much do you worry ?
Replies: 441
Views: 27421

Re: Coronavirus - how much do you worry ?

This virus is unfortunately bringing out people's true colours. in many cases it is depressing, saddening, infuriating, and did i mention depressing? There are a select few that would do ANYTHING to help someone else. And there seem to be the madded masses that are hell bent on destroying everything...
by WLLady
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Garden Diaries, 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 27661

Re: Garden Diaries, 2020

my last package of osc zucchini seed was obviously crossed with pumpkins...they were nasty. i ended up pulling the plants out. thankfully i had some vesey seed that i had also planted and they were actually zucchinis.... kohlrabi is great raw in salads. can also be cooked like potatoes but i prefer ...

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