A silent slow motion video of hummingbirds on and around the feeder.
A cute video of Poppy, Porcini, and Portabella being snuggly outside their shelter.
I recorded as I walked down the path next to the veggie garden and chicken runs this morning, and the chickens followed me. They amuse me so.
Views inside the coop and out in the run in the morning, as the pop door opens (via an automatic opener) to let the chickens out of the coop.
Now that we’re done with the veggies for the year, it’s time to let the chickens in to clean up the beds. In no time at all they’ll eat all the leftover vegetation, and till the beds.
Here’s a YouTube video:
I cut a hole in the fence from the new run:
Enabling the new chickens to enter the veggie garden:
And re-opened the hole from the old run, for the old girls:
The new chickens didn’t take long to start investigating the garden beds:
For the most part, the two flocks are staying on opposite sides of the garden, though there have been some interactions:
This morning I finished the new chicken run fencing, and installed the automatic pop door opener (with a little help from Domino), enabling the chickens to access the run:
The opener is mounted to a small door, so it can be accessed from inside the coop:
Here’s the pop door open for the first time, much to the chickies surprise:
Outside the coop, the opener is behind a window, so the light sensor can work:
And a close-up:
Chickies peeking out of the pop door:
Unsurprisingly, our bravest new chicken, imaginatively named Merida after the Pixar movie character, was the first to leave the coop to the newly fenced chicken run (YouTube video):
Followed by Domino:
And a few others:
But some weren’t yet brave enough:
Good thing it was a bit cloudy this morning; once the sun came out, they were all much more reluctant to leave the coop.
Lots of young koi, and three bigger ones, swimming in our pond.
Just some fish swimming and eating, and the sound of the waterfall.