This week:I found our only hen's nesting spot with 14 eggs. Last time I found her nest, I took all but two of the eggs and she had a fit and flogged our dog, evidently blaming him for the robbery. I doubt she can count, but she knows the difference between two and a bunch. This time I took only the cleanest 6 of the 14 eggs, hoping they were the most recent. It seems to have worked; she's still laying her daily egg there. I've marked the old ones with a Sharpie.
So far none of the duck eggs have hatched. I sneaked a peek one day while Mama Duck was off the nest getting a drink. Three of the eggs have turned translucent and I can see a black and yellow shape in each one. I am hoping they will hatch and survive. By my calculations they are due to hatch sometime this week.
We brought home another big trailer-load of hay and I spent each morning this week moving bales from trailer to storage. My friend puts up awesome hay; it smells so good. I feel good about winter now that the shed is stuffed full of hay.
This week's posts were:
My Friday Find:September is National Preparedness Month. A group of Prepared Bloggers are posting 30 days of preparedness posts. This is the link to one post, The 5 Best Crops for Self-Sufficient Gardeners, but you can find links to the rest at the bottom. It looks like an excellent series.
My hope is to inspire you, and to encourage your homesteading plans and your dreams of a
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