Glad to have you along for the ride.
Dusk is very short in the equatorial region of the world. Being less than 10 degrees from the equator we have essentially 12 hour days and 12 hour nights. With 30 minutes of twilight at each end.
Most days here a beautiful. Today was more beautiful than most though. There was just enough cloud to make the sky pretty and the ocean was as blue as the postcards you see of the french riviera.
As the kids have there outside shower returning from their evening swim, there is massive storm brewing in the north east. It will roll in with rain that can only be experienced in the tropics. I may have a cold rain shower as the water rolls off our corrugated roof. Sometimes its fun to be a kid - even when you are 50!!
Of the 34 mutt eggs there are 28 chicks with 2 pips. If just those two manage to bust out of there calcium covered prisons, I will be very happy.
The snob purebreds are still not doing much. Two wyandottes have pipped. I can hear chirping from a couple of marans and Australorps. The lone aussie that hatched is patiently waiting some mates to play with.
Tomorrow I will put all dry chicks in the brooder. The following day I have to fly to Manila to attend s court hearing on our kids adoption. We will be back Sat morning for 30 hours before I return to Manila and back to Los Angeles, leaving my precious wife and kids to fend for themselves for a few months.
The storm will be here in ten minutes. Lets hope we keep power or atleast enough phone signal to post this.
..... after 20 hits of the send button, it did not go through. Pretty typical of the internet here in the evenings.
Dinner is ready. Sweet and sour pompano fish with local veggies and steamed rice. I will try again in 30 mins. The rain arrived.
Its about an hour later. 7 pm. Another OGM chick has hatched. 3 more to go on that side with 2 on the lake elsinore side. One OGM has pipped. I will candle the last 4 mutt eggs tonight.
During the first 18 days I had mixed the eggs in the bators. There were lake elsinore eggs in both. I did this to quality control the devices. So far I have good hatch rates from both so the delay is not caused by a difference in bator temps. Still its strange that the mutts and one aussie hatched up to 24 hours ago. The only difference between the eggs since I have had them in my possession is that the snobs traveled business class while the mutts were in the bowels of the 747.
Its only 7 hours into day 21 so there is no concern for worry yet. Maybe they know where they are hatching and were told that its custom for the elite to be late to a party.....but jeeeeeez