Friday, January 10, 2014

Random 5


where you share 5 random facts about you, your day,
your pets, your kids, whatever
 
1. Although I a am "winter person", the past week of living in the Polar Vortex, has made me long just a bit for spring.
 
2. I've spent more money on birdseed so far this season than I want to will admit.
 
3. I've decided to Permaculture(Click Here) the backyard over the next few years.
 
4. I'm debating over having a couple of chickens in the yard this year. Since I live in suburbia, I'm sure the neighbours would not approve. I'll have to check the city bylaws. 
 
5. Oh, and I'd love to have a goat too!
 
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27 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Sounds like fun to me and I love your capture for the day!! Such lovely flowers and I would love to see some of them here -- soon!! Have a great day, Karen, stay warm, be happy and enjoy the weekend!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Goats' eyes are mesmerizing!!!

I like chickens in the yard 'cause they kill snakes. LOLOLOL

Lovely wintry, white blossom you've shared.

Beth Edwards said...

i would love to have many animals running around. i think it would be healthier & fun too. we would have to move though. this area does not allow it. nuts, i know. ( :

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aspiritofsimplicity said...

perhaps if you start out with the idea of a goat the neighbors won't mind the chickens so much.

Viv@within the Frame said...

I would love a goat as well it would save on the grass cutting !!!

Muffie said...

Chickens and goats? Interesting! I'll have to look up Permaculture.

Stephanie said...

Get the goat - you won't have to mow your lawn. I'm longing for spring too but I think it's going to be a long winter.

TexWisGirl said...

good luck with the chickens. lots of places are okay as long as you don't keep a rooster. :)

i have spent more on hen scratch this winter than i have in a lifetime... whistling ducks...

Gail Dixon said...

Pretty flowers, Karen.

Nancy J said...

I would have all those too, one tip for when you get the hens, their combs freeze over in very cold temps., so they have Vaseline smeared on to stop frostbite!!! That would be a very positive start for your backyard project/ or two, guess the goat would have to be wintered over inside???They are such friendly animals, I can see some fun in the future. Cheers from Jean.

pragmaticsoul said...

Goat and chickens would be fun to have in the yard :-)

My neighbors will probably have a fit if I have them!

Betty Manousos said...

such a lovely floral photo!

happy weekend!

RedPat said...

My parents live right in the city and their neighbours have chickens which no one has complained about yet! It's funny to hear them clucking away on the other side of the fence.

Pamela Gordon said...

It's nice to look ahead and make plans for summer gardening and yard work. I think we're all tired of winter already. May I ask what you mean to 'permaculture' the backyard'? I've not heard that term. Enjoy the weekend.

Ida said...

That is such a pretty picture. It does remind me of spring. I am "not" a winter person and even though we've had a nice winter here I am looking forward to spring. We live in town and our back neighbors have chickens. I don't think it's legal inside city limits here but no one seems to have complained about them.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

My guess: chickens good, goat not ;>).....seems like you've had way to much winter already even for a winter person. But I'm definitely not one, so what do I know? What is permaculture (I guess I can go to Ms Google and find out .... she knows everything!

Les... said...

with all those wild birds coming to feed on your seeds, who will notice a couple of chooks anyways?? *LOL*

eileeninmd said...

Lovely flowers, I am longing for spring too. How cool to have chickens and a goat.. It would be neat.. Have a happy weekend!

Sarah Huizenga said...

The birds are extra hungry this year :)

Robyn said...

Karen,
I am not much of a winter person. I don't mind the mid 30's, sunshine and no wind. The last 2 days have been that way around here.

I wish I had birdies to take pictures of. If I put out bird seed will they come?

I like my chickens, farm fresh eggs and feeding my hens food scraps. I will warn you, until I had chickens I had no idea how dirty they are. They are not clean neat animals.

I have never had a goat.

Judy at Peace Be With You said...

The birds love you for it.

Elephant's Child said...

I hear you on the bird seed. We buy it in 20 kilo bags now, and I am not going to admit how short a time it lasts.
Yay for chooks - I hope you can have them. Such a comforting noise they make as they bustle around.

Nancy Claeys said...

I hear you on the bird feed cost, Karen. I haven't been as regular in filling up the feeders as in the past -- I wait until the ground is cleared of stray seeds before I fill them up again. :)

Kathy McB said...

A Pygmy goat is smaller than a lot of dogs I've seen in suburbia

Jill of All Trades said...

I have always wanted to have chickens but we live in town too, although we can have a few in town. My problem is our schedule would not allow for it. When I was a kiddo we had a goat too but the darn thing hated my sister and everytime she stepped out the back door it would butt Dana and knock her down, repeatedly! Thanks for the follow! Carla

Rambling Woods said...

Oh I am with you on the chickens and the goat....

Stephanie said...

Love the Daisies!