We are ending this Gorgeous weekend with temps in the 80’s. Can you believe it? Just Beautiful!!!!
I can tell you that there will be doors and windows open, to let the sunshine shine on in!
I may be making sauce today. I feel in a spaghetti sauce mood. Something that screams “Family” on this Sunday, as it should!
and I’d like to dig in the garden for a bit today. Prep it for the new plants I just picked up. 😀
I also plan on giving the chickens their chance in the sun to peck and scratch and sunbathe! There is nothing better than happy chickens to warm your heart.
Today, after church, we are headed to Lowes to pick up paint! YAY!
This week I will start on the base boards, sanding and painting. With any luck next week will be the chair rails in the dining room. I am so excited! After that, if there is paint left I will move on to the cupboards in the kitchen. I plan to do a little at a time to make sure each part has a chance to dry correctly.
Those little chicks are growing so quickly. I am going to have to separate them today or tomorrow. They are already flying across the cage and competing with each other over space and food. Beautiful birds. Despite the trouble I had with Ideal Hatchery, these birds are alert and lively. They are feathering out nicely and just beautiful. I am happy with the stock.
Integration will be interesting, they are forceful little guys. I think they will give the existing pecking order a run for their money.
I had an interesting idea for the hutch that we just bought. I was thinking of changing it into a nesting box/brooding room for moms and their new chicks.
One of the main problems with having broody hens, is that all the other hens want to lay in HER nest. It mixes up the eggs and makes for a prolonged hatch, which is not good for either the hen or the chicks. This would solve the problem – Once she went broody I’d shut and lock the door. There is enough room in the cage to place food and water and she wouldn’t have to be pestered by other hens. Once the chicks hatched, they too would be kept safe and happy with their own supply of food and water. At least until they are old enough to survive the other hens in the flock.
There is only one issue with the whole idea… well two.
1) The double hutch is $200 – so I’d have to have the hubby to make one for cheaper.
2) I’d need more room, to replace the existing “Litter box – nest boxes” with these.
Still, I think it is doable and worthwhile. 2-3 double deckers should be perfect.
My trees are all starting to bloom. Why wouldn’t they, in 70 – 80 degree weather? It’s gorgeous and it screams SPRING! Let’s hope there’s not a sneaky wicked Winter Storm out there just waiting for everyone to relax. I’ll lose all my flowers.
Despite my feelings about the medical profession – I am grateful for the miracles of modern medicine. Antibiotics are my friends. I have been fighting this cold since Feb. 14. and granted, although I was feeling better…. It was still here. I was still coughing up pieces of my lung and feeling run down and tired. One day on the antibiotics and I can breathe without wheezing and my cough is not as “chest racking” as before. two more days and I should be my old self again!
I am also grateful for a caring hubby who has been taking care of me since he gave me this cold 2 weeks ago. 😉
Maybe its Guilt… Maybe its Love… But whatever the motivation, I am grateful.
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