Thursday, August 5, 2010

Hanging around

This morning has been somewhat busier than normal. Had to go to town to renew the tags on the car. Stopped off at the bread store. Got home, unloaded, then out to scrub and fill the water troughs. With these awful hot days and no end in sight I put another trough in the back pasture to double make sure there is always plenty of water. Not that there hasn't been plenty of water back there, but it makes me feel better.
And much to my surprise the Praying Mantis is still hanging around. I had thought he had moved on, but nope, here is in on the screen door. And look, he is starting to turn green now!

The reason I stopped off at the bread store was to get a bunch of close to out dated bread for the chickens, goats and donkeys. For $7.00 I got a packed full, grocery cart of bread. Everything from regular white bread to wheat bagels to blueberry English muffins and a bunch of other varieties as well. The picture doesn't make it look like that much bread, but it really is. To get a deal like this you have to sign a form stating that the bread is for livestock only.

I have already given the chickens a loaf of blueberry bagels. The goats got a loaf of wheat bread. And the donkeys got wheat buns. The horses don't much care for bread so they didn't get any.
I love a good bargain. Especially when it helps with the food bill. Naturally the chickens will get the bulk of it.
Oh, my sick little hen seems to be improving. She is still walking slow like it hurts, but she is coming out of the house instead of hanging inside the carrier. Not knowing exactly what is wrong with her I can't help much other than to make sure she is eating, drinking and pooping.
Still no pics of mama coon and her babies. I'll keep trying. Hopefully
Until next time..............................


  1. Ohhh, I had forgotten about bread deals. At the bread outlet, near where I used to work, you can get a similar deal. Each bread bag is punctured and it is clearly labeled "for bird and animal use only." I used to get it, a lot, but it's too far to go for just the bread and I had kind of forgotten about.

    I think it's great that your praying mantis is still around. Here's hoping that it's a female and lays lots of eggs. They are wonderful bug controllers.

  2. Wow, what a deal on the goodies for the chickens etc! No deal like that around here! Not that I have any livestock, but IF I did....

    Poor little hen! At least she is trying to venture out now.

    Have a good day!

  3. are the the major grocery chains(one in particular)are renovating and putting scads of things on sale, so we go religiously to the different stores and buy buy buy. Besides this stuff will last for a year least that's what we think.

  4. I am very intrigued with your newest addition....the Praying Mantis. Never saw one up-close-and-personal. You will have to give it a name!

  5. Gotta love a good bargain...way to go! Somewhere I have seen that donkeys go nuts about that true? Never seen anybody feed them bread at the DSC.

  6. Glad to hear the pretty hen is improving.

  7. I used to end up with large garbage bags of bread from a grocery store (it was re-donated to me), and my birds loved it!

  8. So, I'm intrigued with the whole bread thing. How cool is that? So glad to hear your little hen is improving. :)


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