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Monday, May 14, 2007

Not giving in.

After a long talk with my husband the other night, we have decided that we will be starting over. I have no idea when, but we will begin again. It saddens me that things have gone this way, but it has and it's just another lessen I needed to learn. We will do better next time.

Those that have asked, no the Sheriffs will not be able to do anything but laugh at us. We just need to build a better pen.

Also welcome to the Wall Street Journal Readers. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

For my regular readers, Keith Huang has wrote up a paragraph about the Homestead as well as a few other novice farmers. If you have a subscription, you can read it online; here Blogs to Watch.

12 comments:

Jeff Roberts said...

Hang in there! Time to train some attack roosters or paint some grenades to look like eggs...

El said...

Congrats right back at you, Phelan! (When I got the email from Keith I initially thought, are you kidding?)

Phelan said...

Jeff, thank you, and not a bad idea :D

El, I know. I even said I was surprised.

Stephanie said...

Start over with the chickens right? Not the farm? (you mentioned being out further in the last post.)

Wall Street Journal?!WOW! too cool girl!

Phelan said...

Stephanie, the chickens, right. Sorry have a migraine this morning, might not be too coherent.

Wren said...

I'm sorry. That's hard breaks. But, a good pen isn't ever a bad idea. There are just too many predators--2 and 4 legged.

mom said...

You are the BOMB. I'm not proud. I'm beside myself with joy.
We will find & destroy the chicken thieves. Well maybe not destroy. How about disable, yea, that's it disable the chicken thieves.

mom

Caroline said...

I like the idea of the trap. Use something that will dye their skin/hair purple or green or something! Nothing less than they deserve. Either that or rig up something to electrify the barn (or coop) door, enough to shock them on their patootie if they grab the handle... hot fencing isn't only for critters!

QT said...

They probably stole them so they could go sell them at a swap meet. Unfortunatly, this seems to be common at this time of the year.

I am sorry for your losses - I raised mine until for the first two weeks in the garage in 5' kiddie swimming pools. Easy to lock up at night.

Once you get some adult geese on your property, don't worry - you won't have that problem anymore. My African geese are so loud when something is amiss, it is unbelievable!

lisa said...

Adult geese! Yes, that would help a LOT...they are loud, and will even give chase, hissing and biting. Electric fence/door handles would be good too, just make sure you have signs-somebody gets shocked without warning, they could actually SUE. Unfortunately, it happens all the time-burgular gets hurt robbing you, sues, and wins!

farm mom said...

So sorry to hear about stolen birds! And you're illness! But hopefully the bad stuff helps make the good stuff, like the Washington Post piece more enjoyable. Here's hoping some more good stuff comes your way!

Phelan said...

Wren, thanks for the pep talk the other day.

mmmmooooommmmm!

Caroline, hahaha! you should have heard of the ideas we had.

gt, thanks, and we do have adult geese.

Lisa, I have heard of criminals sueing and winning, it's sad.

Farm mom, thank you so much!

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