The Shipped Chicken Eggs Shipping eggs requires a lot of prep work on the vendor’s part: padding, sturdy boxes (yes, more than one), proper storage ahead of time, and known fertility from one’s own flock. If shipping between states, it also requires an NPIP approved/tested flock. Despite this, both the seller and the purchaser at… Continue reading Chick Hatching Woes
It is the amazing Small Person’s birthday weekend, and we were fortunate that Grandpa (aka, per SP, Zombie) was able to visit for her birthday again. Accordingly, Zombies has been a game all weekend, with Baby Brother joining in the festivities. (“Graga, graga!” is BB’s attempt at saying grandpa.) She had a unicorn and Plants… Continue reading Birthdays, Unicorns, Zombies and Expansions
Projects have been getting completed around the house, albeit slowly. I have a time-sensitive item to work on, so, obviously, everything ELSE is also time sensitive and needs to be done before it. In the past couple of weeks, I’ve built out a cat box cabinet to keep the toddler from climbing into the automatic… Continue reading Cages and Babies and Scratches, Oh my.
I currently keep ducks, chickens, and quail, both jumbo and normal sized. Went out to care for the birds, and collect eggs. This is the range of eggs: Left to right: Abnormally large duck egg (about the size of a goose egg, in fact), duck egg, Leghorn chicken egg, Jumbo “True Blue” Celadon Coturnix quail… Continue reading Look at the size of that!
Been a while since I updated here, for which I can only note that it’s been crazy. Caring for a newborn is a full-time job, and it wasn’t made easier by other goings-on. The indecisive weather caused a doe to mis-build her nest, and a litter was lost through no fault of hers. However, this… Continue reading Been a While
From a project standpoint, I routinely bite off a little more than I can chew. I’m also pretty bad about easing into new projects. So let us take a gander at what I’m working on now: You can see that the fodder is growing well enough. The two flats that are “full” will be fed… Continue reading Project Expansions
But it’s not as cold as it could be, even if it’s an unending light rain. This last weekend was busy. I drove about 350-400 miles, split among three trips, for various reasons. First trip was to rescue to lovely Maine Coon sisters before their current family gave up and took them to a pound.… Continue reading Not such a lovely day
Today was lovely. Clear skies, no significant breeze, a balmy (relatively) 60F. I spent today using the lovely weather to finish up the winterization of the rabbits and chicken coop. Good thing, too. Tuesday, at 8am, it is forecast to be 14F, wind chill of 0F. I found this out about 2 or 3pm today,… Continue reading A lovely day
My father spent last weekend visiting. One part of the visit was to see his granddaughter. One part of the visit was to help his pregnant daughter (that is, me) get some stuff ready for this terrible concept known as “winter” before the weather turns really bad. I will say right now: I don’t think… Continue reading Winterization
Three days of nothing but storm fronts — and bad ones, at that — reminded me how soon winter will be here. So, despite the non-stop rain of yesterday (it finally slowed to a drizzle a long time after sunset), I acquired the lumber and various bits for building out a new hutch. It is,… Continue reading New hutch and bad weather