March 7, 2014

Friday Follow-Up

This week:

-- One of the hens has resumed laying eggs. The girls are finally over their molt and looking very nice. However, the thin shells on these eggs tells me that they evidently need more calcium.

Two of my hens are quite old. They were hatched in our styrofoam incubator about eight years ago when our granddaughter was visiting. Both are americauna crosses and used to lay green eggs. Last year one laid an occasional green egg but it's been many months since I've seen one. Flower and Nemo will live out their days here as pets.

-- Rain overnight on Wednesday melted most of the ice and the sun has dried out our dirt road. The path down the hill to the horse barn is quite muddy, and I've slipped and slid down it twice a day, having to wash my rubber boots with the hose before I go back in the house. But I've promised that I will not complain about mud after the drought years we've experienced.

-- I'm slowly getting seeds planted indoors. I'm not getting it done as quickly as I'd planned, but at least it is getting done. Some years I've not gotten around to it at all and had to go buy seedlings at the home improvement store.

-- Don't forget to turn your clocks forward this weekend; yes, spring is surely on the way!


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2 comments:

  1. The good things about mud is that it is a sign it is warming up and spring is just around the corner.

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