Getting the flock out of here - a diary of a crazy chicken man

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozexpat, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Wow ben - you are up late or very early - but perfect timing for the boost. Thanks mate.

    I planned to take a binder there with candling pics as well as pics of the breeds I am hatching at various feathering stages so he has an idea of who is doing what.

    I can tell as I specifically differentiated colors or other features (such as 5 toes) when I decide what to hatch at one time.
     
  2. OffGridMAMA

    OffGridMAMA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry Oz :(

    Try and try again :)
     
  3. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I was perusing some older photos and found the before pics of our place in the philippines.

    We arrived in the Philippines to begin the adoption of children Jan 30 2009.

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    We moved in after essentially stripping back and rebuilding a 30 year old house that was abandoned for 12 years, Mrs Oz has planted 30 different types of fruit trees as well as ornamental palms, plumerias gingers, lilies and a host of other plants. The only ornamental she has paid for was a fijian fan palm for me. She will stop on the side of the road and collect cuttings and is constantly propagating. On visits to hawaii, we have collected scores of frangipani (plumeria) cuttings. She can be seen climbing trees, digging through garden refuse on the side of the road and knocking on doors to ask for a clipping. A true gorilla gardener.
     
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  4. maryhysong

    maryhysong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so sorry to hear about the quail eggs. But just look at all you have accomplished at your place! It is beautiful! Mrs. Oz sounds like me, always snipping a plant here or there to take home with me!
     
  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    you can find a pair of pruners in her purse at all times

    its crazy to pay for plants when people thin their gardens and throw them in green bins or on the side of the road.

    The only other plants she paid for was the 100 mahogany trees to line the driveway - they were 5 cents each as seedlings.
     
  6. maryhysong

    maryhysong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol a couple of years ago my son and I hauled a load of trash to the landfill. Someone before us had trimmed up their geraniums so of course I grabbed a few peices when the dozer driver wasn't looking! Had some real nice flowers that summer.
     
  7. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Dramas afoot!

    Its day 19 and we have a power outage.

    Ay currumba!

    Fortunately, the chicks will be generating a lot of heat themselves but good golly. The ambient temp is now in the mid 80s. Sun is up and beating down on the bator shed's tin roof. We will put the shed in lockdown and see if we can get the room up to the 90s.

    Hopefully it will be back on in an hour and we can all breathe.

    Hopefully.
     
  8. maryhysong

    maryhysong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oohh all my fingers and toes crossed for you! Hopefully this will not do too much to your hatch.
     
  9. bribre

    bribre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Omg that's not good!! Hope it comes back on vary soon...
     
  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    i even have my mind crossed [​IMG]
     

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