Pam: How many hours? (to do the decorated pysanky eggs)
Most of my eggs take two to three hours per chicken egg. I have some videos here, just type in “pysanky” in the search bar… or here’s a good one.
For Paul and Pat who asked about those old trucks … sorry, haven’t got back there to answer your questions! I will though… I will… Marilyn did ask if we still had ‘old red’, our big farm truck. Yes, we do. It doesn’t get the workout it used to, but it still works.
Larry: Carol,have you had an adequate amount of snow this year to prevent a really dry summer?
Oh, yes. The snotel (weather observation units) on the mountains say we’re at 100-125% of normal. Of course, it all depends on how the weather brings it off… too hot and it roars off the mountain and floods. Nice and slow rise in temperature and all that snow will come off slow and sweet!
Marilyn and others asked about the tree at the end of the video, whether it had leaves or what. This is a boxelder tree, from the maple family, and it often keeps its seed pods through the winter. Here’s a close-up.
Joanne: When baby calves are tagged (that nice earring you give them) is the number unique or does it reference their Mamma? Does the colour tag have any significance?
The calves’ eartag numbers match their mommas’. It’s very easy to keep track of who goes with who that way. Different colors help organize them… other places around here have different colors… orange, blue, purple. From a mile away, you might not read a brand, but you might get a glimpse of color.
Marilyn (and Margaret): Do you have a stable for the horses in the winter, or are they outdoors? And do chickens venture outside during the cold season?
Our horses are not stabled during the winter, or any other time of year. They grow nice thick winter coats and have natural shelter in a very large pasture. We feed them plenty of hay. The chickens’ coop door is opened every morning and it’s their choice if they’d like to come out or not. If there are walkways like ruts or paths from me or the dogs, they will come out in deep snow. The cold doesn’t bother them at all since they come in at night. If there’s lots of snow, with no chance of scratching the ground, they’ll tend to stay inside the coop.
Kay asked: “…a classic breeder in Oklahoma, who was willing to sell me her female…” In case you’re trying to protect her privacy, I’ll just ask, is that the breeder who was owned by Susie Q?
If I’m understanding your question correctly… no.
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