Chicken Update May 1, 2011

Grandma has so many hens that she lost count of them. They are like her children and they  follow her around.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/6.3, 1/200sec, ISO 400, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

She has to lock the roosters up part of the day so that the hens can do their business.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Aperture Priority, f/5.6, 1/50sec, ISO 400, EB -0.3step, focal 122mm, evaluative metering

This one is waiting for her turn to lay her egg, Grandma said that at one time there were 3 hens sitting on the same nest, needless to say how the eggs turned out. It was dark in the hen-house and kind of hard to take a picture.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Aperture Priority, f/4, 1/6400sec, ISO 400, Exposure Bias 0step, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

The weather is still nice and cool, but longer daylight hours so the laying hens lay more eggs than during the winter months.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Aperture Priority, f/4, 1/250sec, ISO 400, Exposure Bias 0step, focal length 118mm, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Aperture Priority, f/5.6, 1/200sec, ISO 400, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

This is Bo’s latest addition.  He thought he got a male and female Guinea Fowls, but it turned out that they are both males.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/6.3, 1/160sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, evaluative metering

They do make a lot of noises and can fly pretty high.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/6.3, 1/160sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, evaluative metering

This is one of the first few Americana hens that Bo bought last year.  She’s too old and doesn’t lay egg anymore.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Aperture Priority, f/5.6, 1/800sec, ISO 400, focal length 140mm, evaluative metering

Rhode Island Red, far from home and just hanging out.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Aperture Priority, f/5.6, 1/125sec, ISO 400, focal length 163mm, evaluative metering

An Americana hen, she is a beauty.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Aperture Priority, f/5.6, 1/800sec, ISO 400, focal length 98mm, evaluative metering

Max is keeping a watchful eye on the hens.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/6.3, 1/160sec, ISO 100, focal length 131mm, evaluative metering

Grandma’s Garden May 1, 2011

Bo’s parents are retired and live a simple life.  Grandma spends most of her time in her garden and also caring for her hens and roosters.

These cabbages are beautiful, something to brag about and I know she is very proud of them.

She has a large garden and took advantage of her space by planting her vegetables early in the season.

She has a better luck with her broccoli. Her garden is not quiet chicken proof but definitely rabbit proof.

Freshly picked lettuce is the best.  We made Summer Roll for dinner, all the vegetables were freshly picked from her garden.

She planted her spring onions close together, something that I didn’t think to do.

The young Kaffir lime was planted from seed last summer.

These are sweet potatoes.

Dill

Pak Hom Pae in Thai, not sure what it’s called in English. It’s called Sawtooth or Mexican Coriander in English, thanks to Cambree for the name.

I think she plants enough for her friends and family.

I will add exif data when I have more time.