Thursday, November 25, 2010

Note To Self...

Never ask Brian to melt butter. There's a "You know you're a redneck when" joke in here somewhere! Love you Brian!!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE! Have a safe and wonderful holiday.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Does It Come With Biscuts?

Mama was ready for dinner! It was chicken with roasted garlic and mushroom gravy... just fyi, I got the chicken from Kroger, not the back yard.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Beautiful Breezy Sunday

We found William Jake napping in our neighbor's backyard grass.

I think I see a smile on his face...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Farm Life

This would be the only part of farm life we don't like... yesterday morning, Albert and Pumpkin had to be put down. It was the only humane thing to do for them. They both had signs of Marek's Disease.

Monday evening after work we found Albert in the dog house. He was unable to walk. Albert had signs of paralysis on his left side. Brian notice on Saturday that he wasn't eatting as many minnows as he usually does but thought that he was just full. Sunday and Monday morning when I let him and the girls out, he was normal. There were no early signs that we saw. The disease hit Albert hard and fast.

On Pumpkin, we noticed her eye sight was getting progressively worse. In "The Chicken Health Handbook" page 286/287, DIAGNOSIS - symptoms (especially discolored iris and irregular pupil...distorted or blinded eye... We believe Pumpkin was blind in that eye with the irregular iris. Her feathers were not growing back and I also notice white bumps (tumors) near her back side. These are all signs of Marek's Disease.

Those two were the most photographed and story filled birds here at the Seehafer Farm. We will miss them deeply.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Video Man

Brian created the new job of camera man for Seehafer Farm. He'll be adding various videos of the "kids", farm adventures and giant pumpkins!

The first video: "Pumpkin Chasing BT" is about Brian's favorite girl, Pumpkin who loves to chase this squirrel who lives around our house somewhere. We can tell it's him by is short tail, hence the name BT, short for "Bobbed Tail." BT's entertainment is to annoy the girls and William Jake.

The second video: "Albert Showing Off For JD" is of Albert sliding down the hand rail of the back deck to get to his girl, JD! We actually thought he would fly down to her but why when you can look cool and slide down to your girl! Albert needs a little work on the "cool" part but he's doing great.

Enjoy the videos! There will be more to come by Brian, Seehafer Farm's camera man!

Friday, November 12, 2010

She's Moved In

Brian made Albert a special box so he could have his own area in the roost. It's his very own "man cave" but recently we've been finding little white eggs in the "man cave." J.D. has moved into Albert's box!

Poor Albert, he gets no personal space. I think Brian knows how he feels. Poor Brian.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

For Michele and Chris

We love you and miss you both. Kiss the kittens for us.

Josie in her normal position. She's got such a smooch-able face, that is her mother's opinion... me!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Taking Your Job Seriously

So, you're looking at this photo and thinking... "why is Angie showing us a picture of a tree?" Hmmm... well, if you look really carefully, in those branches there, Albert is amongst them!

Brian called out to me... "Angie, where's the camera?!?!? You're not going to believe this!" Brian grabbed the camera and took these shots of Albert. Brian said that he watched Albert come up the stairs onto the back deck (as usual), hop on the outside chair (still usual), fly/hop on the railing of the deck and fly up into the tree (not at all usual). Our guess is that Albert had to get to the highest place he can for the other roosters to hear him in the neighborhood. That kid takes his job pretty seriously.

You get 'em Albert!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Wonderful Thing About Pets

I think this is my favorite segment here on the Seehafer Blog. It shows how crazy our animals are and how silly these pet owners act... meaning Brian and I... more Brian though... hee hee!!

Take notice of Albert up in the club house. Look behind Albert, that's Brian. He put Albert up there! I caught them both red handed!

See, case in point, Brian is crazy about his rooster!

Wait till you see tomorrow's blog!

Friday, November 5, 2010

By Cupcake Tree

On January 20th of 2010, I wrote about a wonderfully creative woman, Olga. Olga hand carves rubber stamps at are the greatest thing since sliced bread! They are the bee's knees! You've got to visit her etsy shop...

I've ordered most or all of her farm animal stamps.

She's also created some specifically for us... like the tomato and pumpkin stamp! Just awesome!!

Here's the two new "Seehafer Farm" stamps... LOVE THEM OLGA!! All your stamps make me smile!

Olga made another stamp for us too... the "Seehafer Farm Strawberry Wine" Label! I've got to get a picture of that soon. These are for projects I have in the works. I'll let everyone in on that "mystery" later!

THANK YOU OLGA!! As always, we love your stamps here at Seehafer Farm!

Monday, November 1, 2010

At the Farm

This is early Sunday morning breakfast with the chickens...

Yes, your eyes are not playing tricks, two dogs are in there too.

They also enjoy the bananas, apples, lettuce, tomato and sunflower mix served on Sundays.

Things just ain't right here... seriously.