December 16th, 2011
December 2nd, 2011
The Acorn Hut is finished!

The Acorn Hut is finished!

What do we do in the winter?

Here are some fun winter facts about Rooftop Ramble:

  • Our chickens live in their coop on the rooftop all winter.  Last winter each of our six chickens continued to lay one egg per day.  Our chickens are hardy, northern breeds that do well in cold weather: Buff Orpington, Black Australorp, and Dominique.  They seem to enjoy the cold weather much more than those hot, humid summer days!
  •  We grow grasses for our chickens in our greenhouse all winter so they continue to get fresh, green treats throughout the year.  We also sprout seeds and grains for our ladies and prepare healthy winter chicken treats that include garlic, grapeseed oil and cracked corn.  These foods keep them healthy and warm all winter.
  • Last winter we had a nine foot snowman on the rooftop.
  • Come up to the rooftop on January 3rd and 22nd to play Snake Snake a Native American winter game that has been played in Wisconsin for hundreds of years.
  • Visit the  Rooftop Ramble all winter for many cold weather surprises. You might even come up one day to discover an  igloo and an ice skating rink!
  • How many snow-cones were eaten at Rooftop Icicle Festival, 2011? 220
  • Come visit on February 18th, 2012 to see if we can break that record!

 

November 19th, 2011

The new mice are named: Charlotte, Sweet pea, Rosey, Hazel, Zoe, and Mathilde

November 6th, 2011
Bernice takes a stroll on the rooftop.

Bernice takes a stroll on the rooftop.

Skinning the Acorn with willow.

Cristina call this one “Cow”.

Cristina call this one “Cow”.

Six baby mice joined the Clubhouse menagerie on Friday. 

October 15th, 2011
Homing pigeon silhouettes.  October 14, 2011

Homing pigeon silhouettes.  October 14, 2011

Prizewinning Swiss Chard. October 14, 2011

Prizewinning Swiss Chard. October 14, 2011

October 11th, 2011
Swiss Chard and Chrysanthemums. October 12, 2011

Swiss Chard and Chrysanthemums. October 12, 2011

October 8th, 2011

A few random photos of Cristina with chickens.

Kids feeding grass to our chickens. October 7, 2011

Kids feeding grass to our chickens. October 7, 2011

Homing pigeons on Lovebirds, October 7, 2011

Homing pigeons on Lovebirds, October 7, 2011

October 3rd, 2011

Three of our Rooftop baby chickens thriving at the Goodman Community Center.  They get plenty of attention from the preschool kids and lots of treats!