Ivy, So glad to see you made it home. Keep that leg elevated when you aren't up!! Sure have missed your wit!
What a day I had. I was awake at 4:00 AM and couldn't get back to sleep so I got h.up and sat on the computer and drank a pot of coffee. Made a trip to meet Patricia's husband to pick up some geese, then back home. Then changed clothes and got ready to head to Emporia. I did some shopping then met KarenS and her husband.
Oh funny story. I was bringing Karen some ducks in exchange for her chickens. I went out and caught 3 of them and brought them in the house. I sat down some food and water thinking they would be starved as baby ducks always are. Then I went looking for a box to put them in. When I got back they were gone. Scattered everywhere. So I finally found 2 of them but never found the 3rd one. I finally gave up and just left it in the house. I went out and just caught another one.
So after meeting Karen and her husband; (It was great meeting you both, by the way.) then I had some shopping to do. I hadn't been any where in so long and it's been months since I walked in a store by myself. So even though I didn't really find what I was looking for, it was great to do just take my time and look around. Then I headed back home. First I looked all over and finally found the escape duck behind some bins in my closet.
Then I started feeding and watering birds.
I had a group of polish babies I was supposed to deliver tomorrow in a new brooder box my DH just made for me to go on top of my other brooder sections. Every last one of the babies was dead. There went a little money down the drain. I have no idea what happened. The only thing I can think of, is he used stain on the floor of the box instead of the normal barn paint and sealer I normally use. Maybe they ingested some of that or something. They had food and water and heat so what else could it be? So now I have an incubator full of newly hatched chicks and no place to put them! I'm ready to drive to a major city and sell them on the street corner! I still have to make the trip to Iola tomorrow to meet the gal anyway, because my friend is buying chicks from her and I committed to driving her and keeping her chicks until Sunday for her son's Easter present. I just won't make any money at it this way. And now I don't know where to keep her chicks either!
Well then, my other plan was to construct a new idea I had for a portable pen to put all the baby geese in. I've had three in the house and was ready to get them out. Well now I have 7 of them. I have them in a huge dog kennel but there isn't room for it and a bunch of geese isn't something you want your house to smell like. I had planned to set them outside with a cover and a heat lamp until I could get a temporary pen built but it turned too cool out for them. So somehow tomorrow I need to rig up a temporary shelter for them. Chopper decided he wanted to play with them so he is reaching in and grabbing the paper towels I had underneath them and pulling them out the sides of the kennel.!! Yes he is far worse than a puppy!!!
Just got them in the kennel and Patricia's husband called and I drove to meet him with an exchange bird. (He was in meetings all day so we had to meet twice.)
I spent a lot of money today and got very little. I was out of some of those things like herbal supplements and $$$ moisturizing cream. I did buy some garden seed even though I am starting to doubt I'll ever get my new tiller in the ground!
OMGosh!! That's horrible that all your polish babies died!! So sad!! I wonder if it was the fumes? So maybe you can just paint over it and let it dry and use it again? Maybe the heat lamp made the fumes bad?? I can't imagine either what happened? Wow. :( Glad you got some shopping in there, but today sounded like one of those insanely chaotic days that I am glad to be over! LOL Chopper sounds like a baaaaaaaaaad boy! hehe!