Thursday, June 12, 2014

Squash bugs and roosters!

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I had been asked how many chickens I have. My kids say 100! I haven't really done a head count since the last time we lost some, so I tried to count them during a chicken scratch frenzy......... I think I'm close to 50???? I also thought I had my two older roosters and just four new cockerels, for a total of six roosters. Wrong!!! While doing my count the four cockerels turned into five and then last night during horny hour (that is the time right before bed when the roosters go on a humping spree) I realize one chicken that I thought was a hen is actually a roo! What!!!! So now I have eight roosters :///
When people that live in town buy or I give them chicks, I tell them whatever roosters they have in the bunch just put them for free on Craigslist. It's an easy way to get rid of them. I have always said it will be a cold day in hell before I give away my grown roosters/food. Well hell hasn't frozen over, but my time is limited, my freezers are full, and these roosters are driving me nuts! At least four of these guys will be put up for free, gasp, and hopefully some sort of peace will return to the chicken yard!

The squash bug battle has started. I lost my first plant a couple weeks ago. The rain seemed to keep the bastards at bay for awhile but now that the sun is back so are they. I don't know when I started squishing eggs and picking up bugs with no gloves on (probably when I started pulling fat off rabbit hides) but I'm no longer squeamish of the bugs and I'm on a mission to kill :))))


  1. I really hope I'm not jinxing myself, but we've never had a problem with squash bugs/beetles around here. (Fingers crossed . . . tightly

    We seem to often have too many roosters in our flock. (Not sure how that happens . . . ) Hubby has a thing about, "How would we ever propagate our flock if we didn't have a rooster?" So we usually have 3 or 4 . . . and a spare. Sigh. :o)

  2. I'm the same way with tomato worms. Squish 'em! ha ha!

  3. I've given up being squeamish about the squash bugs too....just squash 'em with my fingers & move on to the next batch. And I do kind of pretend that I'm like Godzilla or something and that the little squash bugs are screaming, running for their lives (which, technically, they are) and do an evil laugh when their bodies are crushed between my fingertips.