Thursday, May 7, 2009

Is it the weekend yet?

I'm working on a nice, long post, but of course it's taking ages. It'll be up within the week, I hope.

The garden is coming along slowly. I've so much planting to do, but when I have the time and energy, it's pouring rain. And since I get soaked at work, I usually prefer to stay dry when I'm at home.

I hope to get the rest of the planting done, or at least a major portion of it, this weekend. We also have another project in the works for the weekend, so expect to see pics of it coming soon.

Our latest chick hatch went very well. We had 42 eggs in the incubator, and all but 14 (I think) hatched, which was much better than our last hatch (only 4 of those hatched). We'll probably start another hatch in about a week, and with any luck, we'll never have to buy chicken again.

The trees are leafing out, the weather is warming up (sort of, if you can get over the damp and the rain and the wind), and of course the yard needs mowing. We don't usually do a lot of mowing, but now that my mower is broken, I'm looking at spots that desperately need attention, and since I don't own a goat yet...

Tick season is in full swing, and it seems our two guineas just can't keep up. I'm seriously considering more guinea chicks.

I guess that's it for the update. More coming soon, I promise!


S Vandemore said...

I've found approx. 10 ticks on myself this year. Gotta love the Guineas. If you raise them in a coop, and keep them there for a year, they'll know where to go at dusk.

We have around 15 left of the original 30. Great layers and great eggs. Fun to watch them -- better than a rent-a-movie!! Take care, luv. :)

Country Wife said...

Ours always come home to roost at night. They are even tame enough to eat out of my hand, which I'd been told was impossible. We had a dozen to start with, but now only two males left, so no eggs. :(

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the chicks! What a good hatch! And the garden too. Sounds like everything is coming along so nicely. I'm headed right into the black flies this weekend. We're going to the mountains for a job interview. Be well!