Tweety, can't wait to see what kinds of silkies you get! Very exciting! I'm going to have some more silkies hatch here this weekend. HEChicken, love your new compost set up! Definitely a great idea! And good thing to let that horse manure sit for a year. The down side about it is that if you use it too soon, then it will grow all the seeds in it-- like milo from them eating their grain and passing it thru. Learned from experience. Although, I LOVE using my horse manure once it has been sitting there for a good year and there are no more seeds to grow in it. Your dogs are so cute! They look spunky and happy to be out there! Baking cookies or having a BBQ sounds like a great idea for the neighbor kids. Danz, hopefully someone else can use those clothes and appreciate them. That is neat that you have several hens sitting on eggs. Fun to let them do it on their own. Hope you get your incubator humidity figured out! I'm glad that Chopper is happy with his geese buddies. I'm sure he'll always be a favorite even though he was a mess. TntBlake, that is a funny ad! Yeah, not sure what people are thinking!! Pikeman, good luck with your surgery and hope you feel better quickly and heal up! Cherwill, what was your harebrained strawberry pallet idea? I planed a few strawberries a bit ago in my garden. It's been sooooo cold though, I'm surprised it all hasnt' died off! But so far, it's all hanging in there. My poor tomatoes!