Thursday, February 27, 2014

Young Pullets and Eggs~

Nice flock of birds, if I do say so myself.

We have the turkeys of course... but for the chickens, we have Buff Orpingtons, Speckled Sussex (those are the spotted ones) Both British breeds and the Welsummer, a breed from Holland.

Loved this shot... on the fly. LOL
Sure the Hen is say... treats,, treats,, she must have treats!

The size of the eggs are increasing.  The darker spotted one on top is a Welsummer egg.
Hope they darken up even more, as they continue laying wonderful eggs.

The Lighter eggs are from the Opingtons, Sussex and the two Golden Comets I kept, along with the RIR.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Turkey Helpers~

Turkeys making sure DH works on his Motorcycle correctly.... LOL
Love the look of that one Turkey.... like it is saying, "You missed a spot"!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Snowy roads and the Aquarium~~~

Yes,  Bowling Green had snow... most snow I have seen since I moved to VA. This is towards Bowling Green.

Fort AP Hill

Below.. a massive Turtle coming up for air.

Yesterday, we went to the Aquarium.  That was quite the adventure.  

The roads in Caroline county were ok... bit of Ice here and there. 
Then we got into King George
County... all was going well, until, we ended up behind three snow plows, and get this... they were making the road worse!  Like... good grief people....
Had to follow them for over 20 minutes.   

Luckily, once we made it to the MD bridge and into MD, the roads were clear of Ice.  However, there was Plenty of crazy drivers.  We were going 5 to 10 mph over the speed limit....
We were being passed by the majority of the drivers there.... like we were standing still.  Holy carp!

Took us over 3 hours.  

But once we arrived at the aquarium.... the people were really nice.  Was like a breath of fresh air.  Aquarium wasn't bad either.

Enjoyed the day, but goodness... it was a long one.  Came home, ate and went to bed!


DH being silly

Big Jellyfish

Little colorful Jellys

Beautiful Lionfish


Top of main tank

Find the Seahorses

Shark tank

Cute Turtle..... they had a large number of different types of turtles there.

Sunset as seen from the MD Bridge as we were going home. This was taken through the the car's windscreen 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Last nights snow and ~~

Snow from the snow storm last night.  Not a whole lot... maybe 6". 

Hail storm on top of the snow, adding about a 1/2" of hail.  Plus some good cracks of Thunder and Lighting...

DS cleaned the snow off the stairs earlier... and salted them, so the hail did not build up much here, thank goodness. 

Supposed to have more snow tonight... so I am not sure what is going to happen for tomorrows plans. :P

I should be happy, so far, the power has stayed on!!

Homemade food~

DH, made some yummy Chicken Tenders from scratch.

DS, made some wonderful Chocolate chip cookies to put in the Tardis.
Nothing better than homemade food!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Tangerine Tree~

Bought a small sun lamp, to make sure my tangerine tree had enough light... bought the recommended Lutz citrus fertilizer and it is a very happy tree.  The tiny blossoms smell wonderful in my Art room and I can see fruit starting to develop. Keeping my fingers crossed we will have some tangerines to eat in a couple of months.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Eagle and Vultures~

I was getting ready to feed the outside animals and I saw a whole lot of movement outside the back window.

Ended up being a Bald Eagle and a bunch of Vultures eating something just outside the back pasture. 

I know they will take off the minute I open the back door, so I grab the new camera and start shooting some snaps as soon as I stuck my arm out the door. 

Did not have time to set the Camera up and I am very limited on my distance shots right now.

But here is what I did get.   (I can't wait until I can afford a good lens!!)

Luckily it was only a Possum or Grey fox they were eating.