So, you know, there have been some changes around here. Changes in jobs, for both of us; changes in schedules. To help with the scheduling – blog days are now going to be on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. I get home too late Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and this will allow a bit more time to share stuff. Stuff, that’s a technical word.
So, let’s catch up. Where did we leave off??? Let’s see… Thursday morning we moved the chicks out into the pasture. They were not too happy at the end of the day… it got a bit hot for them, then when the evening started to fall, they were a tad scared, I think. The littlest chick was really afraid and perhaps a little cold, but once it got quite dark, the big chicks settled down and the little guy/girl snuggled in their midst and was fine. They spent two days and nights inside the tractor, so they would come to know that it is home… today the door was opened and they were free to come and go. They didn’t. They really just stayed within the tractor all day. Although, right now, there are two adventurous little ones outside… nope, they just went back in. In a bit I think they’ll travel outside into the big wide world. They’ve always had a roof over their head, and that sky is really high up there. They are getting braver and will continue to do little adventures.
Friday, we ended up needing to stabilize the RCW – somehow one of the jacks had slipped from under the trailer. Don’t know exactly how that happened, but we’ve got it so it’s quite sturdy and we’ll be moving it in the next few days anyway. We also stabilized the fence that is around the little chicks. The ground is so hard and rocky where they are, at the moment, that we couldn’t get the stakes in as securely as we would have liked. So Sue purchased a few more fence posts and we tied everything off. All this stabilizing happened at a really good time because the winds came back quite heavily today. Everything is holding it’s own, currently.
Today we had a couple of visitors! Jacob came with his mom, Janet (of the beet and sweet potato hash), to see where their eggs were being produced. We seeded some of the nesting boxes so he could have a good number of eggs to collect (they came around 9:30 which is a bit early for our chickens to have anything of note). He was an excellent helper and we think he enjoyed seeing all the chickens, as well as meeting the goat boys. At the end of the tour was a popsicle, so that always makes visits fun. We are sad that they are moving to Texas, but such is the way of the military. So good to have made friends with this great family – and hope that we can keep in touch! This photo shows them checking out the meat birds this morning. They are trying to find the little one amongst all those big white birds.
I guess that’s all for now. We will be back with more adventures on Tuesday next week. Until then, as always~
Thanks for reading!
Today’s Weather: We’ve touched on that a bit already. Windy. The high today was 92°. Currently, at 7:04 p.m., it is 82° with 23% humidity, partly cloudy and still quite windy. Overnight low is gonna be around 55°. Sunrise was at 5:15, and sunset will be at 7:19. Zero percent chance of rain. Can’t wait for those monsoons.
Egg Report: Thursday – 35 chicken, 4 duck. Friday – 37 chicken, 3 duck. Saturday – 35 chicken, 3 duck.