We have the birds and the bees. The chickens and the honeybees, that is!
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Farmstead Fun - Blast Off!
What do we farm kids do for fun? Why, we shoot off rockets, of course! These young pullets haven't seen us do this before. Notice that you do not see any of our older chickens anywhere near this thing. *wink, wink*
Trouble Kitty lived here last year when we shot off a few rockets, but I don't know if she was hanging around at the time. If so, she has a short memory! She was quite happy to hang around as the guys set up the launch but she and the young chickens all ran for their lives at blast off!
Good launch! This is what it looks like when the engine blasts, sending the rocket up the guide and into the sky.
Bad launch. This is what it looks like when the engine blasts, but fails to send the rocket flying away. It popped on the launchpad. Poor little squirt was disappointed, but he'll get to try again when we get more engines. Maybe I can get him using the model paints to pretty up our rockets over the summer.