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Anyone else having nothing but downpours today? 😡😡😡
Edited by winc564 - 6/27/15 at 7:07am
@FisherLady, where are you in Indiana County? That is where I live, north.
Edited by Free Feather - 6/27/15 at 8:31am
LOL, silkies are pretty defenseless, maybe this is a tactic to drive away predators - would you want to take a chance with a deranged owl?
Well, this morning I treated about 75 chickens with Ivermectin for lice. 2 of them puked on me and one pooped on me, but most were surprisingly tolerant. I expected the "mellow" Rhodebars to be easier than the Legbars, but that was not the case, the Legbars were really easy to catch and hold.
Had my first "substantial" guinea hatch, 17 out of 23 eggs that made it to lockdown. Unfortunately, 2 of the eggs were overlooked when I was moving them to the hatcher, and those 2 fell off the rack in the cabinet incubator (about a foot, I would say), and then got a bit splay legged because of the smooth tray in the bottom. I need to a) be more careful to account for all the eggs, and b) put a piece of hardware cloth on the bottom so they have something to grip if it should happen again. I go to all that work to make the hatcher "just right" with high humidity and slightly cooler temps, and I get a perfect hatch with the eggs getting turned to the end and the humidity far too low!
Looks like you did a great job with her! Congratulations on your new baby.
So... The baby I have been most anxious about made a surprise appearance!
Mare was/is the neighbors, but I am buying her (hard to so when you have more into feeding her for 2 months than her purchase price). She was brought over when the neighbor asked to use my pasture. I asked for Dusty because she was the worst of all his horses - although all were malnourished.
After 9 days here - 5/14/15 (sorry, no first day pics - she was really in bad condition).
One week later 5/21/15:
Yet another week (6/4/15):
Dusty gave birth to a red dun filly! I was so unready - I am currently freaking out over what could have gone wrong because she showed no signs and I didn't find her and the foal until after the fact. Lets hope both stay healthy and all goes well... A lot could still go wrong. This is my first foal, so I am even more paranoid that most, I think.
Today hubby picked a zucchini and an eggplant from our garden, Woo hoo!! I can't wait till we have some cucumbers and tomatoes.
We are supposed to get around 2.54 inches of rain today into tomorrow. We need the rain. The news keeps saying we are in a drought. I hope this helps with the drought. The plus side is, I don't have to water the trees or the garden!
Hey! I live like five miles from there! I have a glen Campbell address. I wonder if I know you.