When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. Isaiah 43:2

Friday, June 20, 2008

The Haner Farm Update

Corn, sunflowers, and squash
Rosemary, Basil, Fruit Salad Tree
Peas, eggplant, tomatoes, and corn
First ears of corn forming
Green Beans, peas, and squash
Baby chicks before their house is lined with newspaper, straight from The Round Up.
The babies after being lined with the news and introduced to their new feeder and waterer.
Blueberry patch

Strawberry and Tomato gardens
Another tomato planter
The first cucumber flowers
Zuchini plant

We got our first chicks today. We got two Rhode Island Reds which are "all purpose" birds. They are solid in color and very sturdy. Hens are fantastic brown egg layers and can lay up to 255 eggs per year. We got two Americaunas which are known as the "Easter Egg" chicken. They lay green, blue and pink eggs! They are energetic and very easy to raise. Every Americauna looks different as an adult, so you never know. And finally, we got two Black Australorps which have shiny black plumage with a purple-green sheen as adults. They are fairly large birds with a great egg laying record. As many as 300 a year per bird. They also make good fryers though we'll never know. ;) They won't need a coup until they are several months old and ready for laying, but Scott is already busy designing his masterpiece.

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