Our First Homegrown Egg!

Our chickens are 7 1/2 months old and one finally laid an egg. We figured this egg cost enough that it should have a high end label. We got another egg yesterday and I decided it was scrambled egg time. … [Read more...]

More Bobcat Pictures

The neighborhood bobcat passed by again. This picture was taken about 30 minutes after a picture of my cat in the same spot. The bobcat passing by the Omlet Eglu chicken coop and run, which still seems to be … [Read more...]

A Couple of Bobcat Visits to Chickens

We like to watch the sun set over Shell Creek every evening and then return home and close up the chickens in their coop for the night. Last night we showed up and Kailey the Cowdog suddenly alerted to a scent and took off across the yard. I was … [Read more...]

Return of the Coyote(s)

Early last night at least one coyote was around our game camera for about 10 minutes. It showed up at 8:11 pm. Still around at 8:21 pm. And completely unaware of the camera, it seems. Some of the pictures … [Read more...]

Replacement Trail Camera

I walked by my trail camera a week or so ago and noticed it was down by the base of the tree, not strapped to it at knee height where I had left it. I wondered how it could slide down the trunk of a pine tree, then noticed the face of it was cracked … [Read more...]

Off Road Eglu Chicken Tractor

I found a used kayak dolly that I wanted on craigslist the other day and went down to Bokeelia to buy it. The seller was somehow able to quickly identify me as a person who can't say no to trash and as I was leaving he said, "Hold on a second. I got … [Read more...]

Waiting for that First Egg

Our chickens hatched around April 1, 2019 and are about due to start laying eggs. They're looking very robust and healthy and in this picture you can see some of the green sheen in the feathers on their backs. We bought some ceramic … [Read more...]

Watching Hurricane Dorian

As the state of PANIC here in Florida winds down with forecasts showing Hurricane Dorian will miss us, it seems like a good time to review the projected storm path and how it panned out. When I first noticed Dorian, it was a tropical storm that … [Read more...]

Tater Force One Takes Flight

I took my DJI drone out on the Speck Tater today and had a good time practicing my (very limited) camera and video skills. The space out on the bow between the railings is pretty small so I decided to try hand launching it. "This better work!" It did … [Read more...]

Thirsty Chickens!

The chickens always seem thirsty in the morning and come right over when I refresh the water dish. One of them either can't wait or likes her water flowing and always drinks from the stream as I pour. One or two of the others occasionally do this but … [Read more...]