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Differences from yesterday’s Blog

The Rooster

Differences from yesterday’s Blog

It’s become clear that there is very little that is interesting about my tasks. Blogging everyday about feeding the chickens, avoiding the rooster, feeding the chickens again and letting the dogs out, and then going to feed the pig just as his owner comes home and takes over the job to do it right.

Today has been reasonably successful so far and that I haven’t made any mistakes, or lost any cats, or forgotten any of the tasks.

It’s 2:00 p.m. now I’m going to try and stay outside a little longer than usual if I can avoid the rooster. Chairs tend to be a hard thing to come by in this backyard. They’re there one day and the next day they’re somewhere else and there’s almost never a comfortable chair near the building to just sit in and relax but recently he has built a mini Oasis based on an old tub. It has a nice table near it and a little fountain and I think I’m going to sit there for a while and let the dogs be outside longer than just enough time to pee.

I may even consider taking a laptop and doing some work outside. Could be a different kind of motivation.

Rain Rules

Rain Rules

The chickens don't want to get wet so when it starts to rain instead of going back to the coop they come up to the house and hang out on the porch under a roof. Likewise, I'm not a big fan of getting wet, so today I made up rain rules which indicate it's okay to feed...

Do Rooster carry rabies?

Do Rooster carry rabies?

I know they don't. Probably. It was a brief fantasy about finding a reason to get rid of the rooster and win the war once and forever. Another attack from the front line happened this morning. I also witnessed the rooster being a bit of a bastard. Not doing his...

And so it continues..

And so it continues..

I was almost at the steps to the house when I turned my back and the rooster. It's usually a safe spot especially since the food is a long way away. I think you may be mad because I didn't bring out a fifth portion for him which for a while I was doing,   It's so...

Afternoon Feeding conflicts

Afternoon Feeding conflicts

I placed the majority portion of food in the elevated area near the door. Because, it had rained earlier, I had to reach to grab the main dish, flip it over and let the water out as everyone came running, eager for their dinner portions.   I set my defence stick...

I was a bit early

I was a bit early

Actually, I'm on schedule but the three remaining birds that are last to go back to the coop in the evening are still out. The rooster and his two first officers. So I sit up at the front seeing if they go inside in the next short while. You don't seem to have noticed...

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