About to be an empty nester as my baby girl is leaving us to attend Sewanee in Tennessee...And my son is off living his life in California.
My husband and I are looking at each other like - Uhm Hi - I sort of remember you. I know you never stop being parents but my kids are grown and I do believe in trusting we raised them well and they are well equipped to handle life. It's not easy. They call and ask for advice from time to time but more so they know the right answer and we are confirming it for them. Which makes me feel really good.
Lost my chickens to a fox - who has moved on and away after all these years.
My pet chicken had a Brinsea so I ordered one and some eggs to come later. I thought I would try hatching some eggs.
My daughter laughed and asked if they are all roosters will we eat them - So long as I don't name them I can eat them - just not good laying hens with names. I am prepared to eat roosters not crow already worked out a deal with my neighbor to process them. He used to take my extra roosters gladly and eat them. He will help me process them if I give him some for his family - I think that's a deal.
I ordered some Bluebar Cuckoo eggs and some Bielefelders. My son went to Germany in 2011-2012 for School and lived in Versmold which is a tiny town next to the Town of Bielefeld. So I thought I would try those - the Bielfelds are auto sexing meaning the roosters have a white dot on their heads at hatching. I am hoping the Bluebar Cuckoos do too - Creamlegbars are also autosexing and are really cute - sort of small but I had them before and they were beautiful.
Other than that I write novels and am currently coordinating the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award Contest.