Hi everyone! I've been AWOL a few days! Crazy busy. Had a BYC project to work on, more details coming..Lots of outdoor projects and repairs needing done.
@racinchickins and @Leahs Mom awesome on the bees! We are talking about it again, my neighbor north is also, so a lot of discussion with him Friday.. I still see a lot of wild honeybees and we do not mow over those precious dandelions, and other spring wild flowers. We also never use chemicals on the lawn or in our garden.
Newest group of piglets have new homes, went fast. Next sow due in 3 weeks. Remaining piglet is staying with his mom until I can make down to see my good friend @SallyinIndiana and deliver her new piglet.
Lots of hatching! I have my future chicken flock members hatched, so now will be working on folk's orders.
I have an egg eater in the Muscovy flock, arrrgh~. Haven't figured out the culprit, but think its a yearling hen. Going to change to a different style nesting boxes and see if it helps. Since they are confined, the personalities have changed a lot, but at least they aren't being eaten by predators. I expect the confinement has impacted egg laying also.
First round of Turkey eggs lock down this week, and have first test Peafowl and turkey eggs in lockdown.
My Nubian Goat doe, Cocoa is due..any time! Milks dropped. Sugar, my Oberhasli is expecting also but it will be late May.
Fanny our Cow, Daisy our Donkey are doing great. No calf yet. Discussing with my vet about an ultrasound.
Other news, have my office trailer arranged with incubators, brooders and its working out so well! I loved peering in the brooders, but the dust was just too much in the porch. Now that weather's broke we are doing cosmetics on the outside. it needs exterior repair, and a coat of paint badly! Once the seasons over the inside will get a makeover. Feels much more organized to have everything happening in one space.
We dropped about a dozen of the hawthorn trees, and a few others Saturday. Not even thinking about tree pollen, made ourselves sick, ugh. After spending half the day inside with air conditioning Sunday the effects finally wore off some with the help of antihistamines. I never get sick, DH either, we finally realized why after watching the news!