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Living small in our 880 square foot cottage and micro farming on approximately an acre of land.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Doubled Flock

I woke up this morning to some of the thickest fog I've ever seen.  This is looking across the farm field next door.  You should be able to see red barns and tall towers over grain bins.  Instead, it is a wall of gray only 30 to 50 feet out.

But, that didn't stop this fellow from crowing at 5:30 this morning!
This is Humphrey Bogart, or Bogie for short.  He is our main man, taking care of his flock and letting us know it is time to get up.

But, we have another rooster!  Turns out our Lauren Bacall (the colorful one) is now Sir Lawrence Olivier!  He's not a very rooster-y rooster, though.  He crows, but it is awkward, like a teen boy's voice changing.  But, he's a sweetheart.  I can pick him up and hold him without a fuss and he's moderately protective of the girls without getting in Bogie's way.
Standing with Sir Lawrence is Myrna Loy (the demure brown/red hen) and Marilyn Monroe (the curvy white and black speckled an ermine coat).

This is Betty Grable.  She's the white one with the pale comb.  Bogie seems most interested in her right now and she's getting pretty good at playing cat and mouse with him.

We also have Maureen O'Hara, the other reddish/brown hen with a bit of an Irish temper.
Jayne Mansfield, the white hen with dark red comb and total escape artist and rebel.
Ginger Rogers, the ginger hen with white striped collar and white tail.

We hope to get two more hens, but we need to build a bigger coop.

No eggs, yet, but hopefully in September they will start laying.

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