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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The windmill has become a monster; preassembly

We have assembled the windmill on the ground to make sure all the parts are present and operational before we go rent a hoist to get it to the top of the tower. Stay tuned; Ed

Grapes are planted 3-23-10

All 230 vines are in the ground. Now lets see if we can keep them fed and irrigated; keep the weeds down, keep the voles away. Stay tuned; Ed

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Chickens finally ventured out doors! 3-20-10

The chickens have finally ventured outdoors and are busy chopping down all the live grass. Venus, our dog has recently discovered the chickens and is hell bent on getting into their pen. Stay tuned. Ed

windmill tower completed; 27'; great view from above

We are preassembling the windmill in our barn to make sure all parts are present and functioning as we only want to rent a hoist once. We should have it completed in a few weeks. Stay tuned; Ed

Friday, March 19, 2010

So many eggs, female flies off, male visits

Egg hatching is close at hand! I can no longer count the eggs as they are just a pile. I bet the female is tired of sitting around. She flies off for short (3 minute) periods but otherwise, just rotates herself once and awhile. The house is littered deep with mouse carcasses and the female seems to randomly pick through the heap. Maybe all the fur helps keep the eggs warm. Stay tuned for hatching in another week? Ed

Sunday, March 14, 2010

4 eggs!

This latest owl cam shows the female standing up and revealing at least 4 eggs. In another two weeks, we should have hatching. Stay tuned; Ed

Friday, March 5, 2010

They're growing up...

Chiquita, Sky, Loca
Chiquita and Foggy (short for Foghorn Leghorn)