We decided we missed having our own eggs, so we got some adorable chicks. This means we have some confused Huskies wondering why they haven't been in the house for a few days!! We are going to have to move the chicks upstairs until they are feathered enough to go out to the coop so the Sibes can have their visits. Then the real challenge begins- keeping them from driving our lovable predators crazy!! The neighbors cats do enough of that... We have a couple of plans though. We may put up some fencing to encourage them to forage to the side and behind the coop where they won't be seen as much. But there is something in it for the Huskies they don't remember yet- fresh surplus eggs. Yumm!
Sunday, April 4, 2010
We have a lot of blogs to post this weekend, but believe it or not the kids both have had fevers. We managed to get them out for some fresh air a couple of times, but mostly they stayed in on the couch. Here they are getting a sweet cuddle in the sun from their Dad.
We had another explorer to keep safe this weekend. Our neighbor caught him running in our area and knew he wasn't from too close by. Thankfully she remembered all I have told her about how Sibes just won't stick around if they get loose. So she got him on a leash and brought him to our kennel until the animal control found out where he belonged. His name is Nanook and he was a sweet, smart, very handsome boy and his family was happy to have him home safe and sound.
It was actually warm enough to get out the dog pools this weekend! No more muddy water with the new wood chips (the Huskies might have preferred the mud). It is so exciting to have such great weather so early on the season. Now we just hope it stays this way...
It was time to take care of the muddy play yards. We decided nice soft wood chips would do the trick! The pups just loved it, and so do I. It was a lot of work, but it will be worth it now to wash the floors - no more mud tracked all through the house by all those husky paws!