Hi All, I just comment on some things I remember.. most of them I forget.. I never remember who said what, so if you asked me something specific, ask me again..
why would you take away the feed and water anyhow ? I can see doing that for the cornish X's but not for any other birds.. again, beware of what you read on BYC.. If they happen to run out of feed and water , it is no calamity either.. all it means is that they have full bellys... they will live until you feed them again ..
well, the turkeys did it to me again.. I have one sitting in the bottom of bator #1 and another one is well on it's way to hatching.. they are not due until the 25th.. I am going to give them 26 days from now on .. this is not the first time this has happened.. I am just a slow learner..
I have gooses setting all over the place.. I have only 5 of them, but it seems like there are nests
everywhere.. I have one pair of grays (Chinese TO?) that are a real nuisance to all the rest.. they from from nest to nest and bother the setting ones and chase them off their nests.. then sometimes she lays an egg in this nest,, of maybe another nest.. Annie saw her climb on top of two geese in one nest and lay her egg on them.. anybody want a pair of prolific but not so nice geese ? Today Annie told me to put them on Craig's list..
I think I have a gander sitting on a nest with his mate.. they are Sebs.. I should take a photo of that.. It looks like a pile of fluffy feathers.. they have at least a dozen eggs to take care of..
tonight I locked up only the four juvenile geese.. every other one has a nest.. I hope the fox doesn't visit .. another guinea was breakfast for something back by the burn pile.. I am guessing we have a fox problem again.. or hawk.. unless the owl has began to carry them off, too..
we now have 5 peafowl eggs.. luckily she did not move her nest after Annie took the first 4 eggs.. she leaves a couple of guinea eggs in there, hoping the peahen will not notice the size difference.. not so far..
the guineas moved one of their nests to the middle of the small blackberry patch.. brats !!
or as CC would say: "little snots !"
I worked on the drawers again today, until my back hurt.. I redid the first one and re - engineered the divider walls to accomidate the new style glides. I got two finished .. the last 3 will be a snap to get done..
Oh the big news.. the neighbor came and disced and dragged my garden today.. went over it twice.. It is so smooth I could plant lawn.. Now I can plant my taters.. He brought one of his big tractors over.. dual wheels on front and back.. both ends steer.. and he went down and back once and the whole garden was covered.. that drag was at least 24 feet wide ..
......jiminwisc.......... time for another Corona and then maybe to bed.. If I can't sleep, I might go out to the shop for awhile..