This week:I let Mama Duck set on her nest for two weeks longer than the due date I'd estimated, but eventually I took away the rest of her eggs. One egg exploded, and oh was it stinky. They were all stinky rotten time bombs, but they all contained an embryo that had begun to develop and then died at some point.
It's disappointing but that's how it goes sometimes. Next time I might dig out the incubator and try hatching them ourselves.
Since we had a couple of cooler days this week I started cleaning out the chicken coop. There are no birds in it right now so it's dry and easy to work on. I'll finish it up this weekend, I hope. I'll have a nice big pile of well-composted chicken and duck manure to put on the garden.
We've moved into fall weather patterns and I love it. Cool mornings have thrown the goats into heat. We've had some rainy days and thunderstorms, but the afternoons are nice and warm, sometimes too warm, but that will change soon. Hubby and I are looking forward to our annual outing to the state fair, where it will inevitably rain.
This week's posts were:
My Friday Find:This under-3-minute-long video about a woman who has lived off-grid for thirty years. What a beautiful life she has.
My hope is to inspire you, and to encourage your homesteading plans and your dreams of a
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