Saturday, December 31, 2011

Expanding our flock of chickens!

We have come to the conclusion that two chickens are not enough.

For two reasons....chickens are social birds.  If something were to happen to one of them, the other would be left alone.

And more importantly, we can't get enough of their eggs.  Now that is is winter, the days are short and cold, and the chicks are laying a bit less.  Dear, hormonally-challenged Mirabelle tends to get broody, and then went through a molting phase, so she's not laying as consistently as Chloe.  Chloe, meanwhile, continues to pop out 6 eggs a week.

I digress.

We hatched a plan (ha!  pun intended) to take on two more chicks, and then decided on three because three breeds that we wanted were available.  And again, with two chicks, you risk losing one and having one left stranded.

So without further ado, I present our three newbies:

Chicken Tikka Masala is an Ameraucana, Omelet is a Buff Orpington, and Drumstick is a Plymouth Barred Rock.

They are all ridiculously cute, fluffy and healthy.  Chicken Tikka Masala will lay blue eggs, while the others are brown-egg layers.  All are hardy in the winter and friendly birds.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Breaking News---Monkey from SF Zoo on the loose!

Oh no.

A monkey from the SF Zoo has been stolen.

His name---Banana Sam.  Hope this little guy is found soon, and they catch the bastards who stole him.

And here's the monkey's twitter page, if you are so inclined.


Here are some bittersweet photos from some old animal friends.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Leaving a mark in the mud.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Golden Gate Park windmill

It was actually working last month.  Beautiful.