chickens and daschunds

13 09, 2019

Wrong Side of the Fence

By |2019-09-09T20:56:07-05:00September 13th, 2019|Friday on the Miller Farm, Miller Farm Friday|0 Comments

A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara

There are certain boundaries here on Miller Farm that all animals must observe.

The fence between the chicken yard and the dog yard is one of those boundaries.  I regularly tell the chickens to stay on their side of the fence or they may be eaten by Bella, the dachshund.  Usually they listen.

This new flock of chicks apparently didn’t read the memo.Once they got used to the chicken yard, they decided to venture out into the dog yard.  The rooster tried to warn them.

Fortunately I was able to catch them all and throw them over the fence before the dachshunds got them.

Later that day, during my weekly visit with friends at Dairy Queen, I stood up and my legs were very sore.  It took me a minute to figure out that bending and chasing chicks used muscles I do not normally use.

Hopefully the chicks will stay on their side of the fence. I’m not sure I want to use those particular muscles again any time soon.

2 05, 2014

Springtime on Miller Farm

By |2014-05-02T06:00:52-05:00May 2nd, 2014|Friday on the Miller Farm, Miller Farm Friday|0 Comments

A guest blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara

 Springtime in Texas is usually marked by fields of bluebonnets with small children having their picture taken. On Miller Farm, springtime is marked by the return of the lizards. They live all around our house and provide hours of entertainment for Sadie. She spends her days looking for lizards.Sadie and lizards

In fact this is so much a part of her routine that when she lost interest in lizards last fall, we took her to the vet. When he asked about her symptoms, we told him she wasn’t looking for lizards.

This was not at all alarming to the vet. He didn’t understand just how unlike her this was.

Sadie does, however, have a history of back problems so he thought she might be suffering some pain. He put her on steroids for a few days and she was back on lizard duty.

Bella, on the other hand, does not even notice the lizards. She spends her time checking on chickens.

bella and chickens

There are some nights I have to walk all the way back to the chicken yard and pick her up. Because of her history as a chicken killer, I worry that she is plotting against them.

Then I remember this is Bella, who has memory issues and so probably is just trying to figure out what they are and from whence they came.

Spring means many different things to many different people. Here on Miller Farm it means looking for lizards and checking on chickens.