Good morning again! I am trying this for the second time...I hope I am more awake now. I fell asleep in the chair for a half hour or so and had another cuppa.... that I am awake enough now! I know just how you feel MLH--it has got to be the heat that is making "us" type wrong and fall asleep LOL!
Apyl--my hens dont seem to go broody after August or so...but they usually have all had at least 2 batches by then so I cant say that for sure about all birds...mine do start early though (like January some years) and really dont have any problem keeping chicks warm! It is kind of amazing really. My Super Mama hatched 15 in the dead of January (that year it was REALLY cold) and raised them ALL! Those became the forerunners to my flock that lives semi-wild in the barn. THey have a lot of game bird in them so maybe that is why they do so well?
So this morning I was "hunting" the fox and I barely got the sleep out of my eyes at 5:35 and here he comes right around the brush pile! Came out after the guinea/duckling parade that had just passed by. OMG--got the gun up and shot at it--dont think I hit it though. It trotted off to the corn without a bird to eat. I just calm my heart at here it comes again!!! Now this is really a stupid fox or there are more than one! I did not see it cross the field but was not really expecting to shoot again so soon! So it came around the other side of the pile and was thinking about going in near the goats...I stood and aimed--dont think I hit it but maybe ticked it. Man they can run fast! I wanted to crouch to be more steady but the horses were behind the fox and I sure didnt want to shoot one of them! So I stayed out for another half hour or 45 mins and didnt see anything else. I think I need some target practice!
I have a woman from New Glaurus coming to buy more ducks today...seems that the ones I sold her a month ago got their enclosure torn up by a raccoon...I might have typed this already...seem familiar...CRS strikes again! O anyway...I locked a few up for her to check out. I dont know if she wants to go with larger ones or babies again...of course I have BOTH!
I turned out BL4's calls last night and turned on the hose.OMG did they have a blast! THey churned up the mud area and were mud up to their eyeballs! That is something to say when it is so dry! It was an easy matter to heard them back in with some of the babies too. I think my lone male is happy to have the company but boy did the Rouen have fun chasing him around when they first came out! Sheesh--he must have thought he was gone for good!
So the little AC unit is on and running this morning! The air blows right across my shoulder so I cant even sit in my chair cause it's too cold! If I just could sit in this other recliner all day I would be happy (and cool) Wouldnt it be neat to have powers that you could just direct stuff around? Like I could picture myself cleaning out the chick tv and my "powers" could do it. (and I could sit here and watch it getting done?!) Yeah....I am lazy!
So last night I made grilled chicken and the girls put together a "packet" with potatoes, onions and carrots to go on the grill. THen some corn on the cob and a saute of kohlrabi, onion, mushroom, yellow summer squash and tomato....MMMM! It was soooo good! Absolutely no left-overs! Too bad cause I woulda had them for lunch! All of your dinners sounded lovely too! I couldnt believe that they are picking corn already in Cambridge! That is only 10 miles from here! I thought the guy would tell me that it was from IL or something. The man at the fair said they got theirs from TX. Last might's corn was certainly not as good as the fair stuff was. It was actually kind of overripe and mealy textured...maybe cause of the lack of rain?
Well, I guess I have rambled enough for this morning...I really want to make some GF bread today but dont want to turn on the oven...maybe I can make a box outside and the sun can bake it for me? Just might work today...
Have a great day...beware of the heat everyone! Terri O