I just finished off the last bowl of chili. (my breakfast)
Had the potato patch all tilled by 7:30 AM today
it was cool enough to wear a light jacket, but I did work up a good sweat. finished the last half with just a Tee shirt on. (and pants).
I have the incubator plugged in and warming up for the 30 guinea eggs.
I have room for a couple hundred more eggs if anybody wants to bring some here.
going to change the tractor battery and then maybe cut down the last 3 soft maple trees along side of the garden.
I don't need their shade nor their roots sucking the moisture out of my corn patch
I am going to bring one of the turkey porches up into the yard and do some reinforcing on the doors. I am thinking of switching the 12 pullet chicks into that pen. .
It took the incubator only about a half hour to warm up and steady out. I waited a couple of hours to add eggs, just to be sure.
holding at 100.22F, the temp will go down when I add water.
had company, so nothing more got done outside.
got a notice from wisc public svc. they are going to be trimming trees from the electric lines in our township. Asplundh is doing it. Hopefully I can get a load or two of wood chips. I have room for 100 loads if they want to dump them here. a farmer close to Wausau had a lot of loads dumped, then after a year or two he was selling "compost". he died a year or so ago, so that won't happen again.
Well Jim if you lived closer I would sure take you up on that we have over 12 dozen eggs waiting to be set right now after our lf rooster got taken week before last by that predator! DH2B is building another incubator as we speak and we have about 2 dozen eggs in lockdown right now that will clear up a lot more space too. Hurry up and get out little ones!
Friday I heard from the teacher we gave eggs to for her to hatch with her kindergarten class. They got 14/18 chicks and it's awesome to see! Our incubator has been much more steady and cooperative since DH2B Macgyver-ed the computer fan in after realizing the one that came in the incubator stopped working.