|I started with a green bottle, but found out it might not be good for the plant|
|Tomato seeds in their own tiny soda bottle greenhouses|
As much as I am fed up with mud and wet, I'm glad for the rain. Last summer our creek dried up entirely, now it's flowing again and the turtles and small fish are back. Mike is hoping for some big fish soon.
|One of the deeper sections of the creek|
|The shallow section that we (and the dogs) use to cross the creek|
The other good thing about all the rain is the wildflowers. I'm not sure what most of them are but they're pretty. Since I can't grow flowers to save my life I'm happy to have some around that don't require anything from me.
I also had another hatch this week. I got 10 Easter Eggers hatch out of 14 eggs set. Not the best ratio in the world, but oh well. The babies are adorable.
We are working on getting new breeding stock for our meat rabbit project. We have a male and female but haven't had a baby in months. I think our girl may be past reproductive age at this point. Since they aren't pulling their weight and they aren't friendly (at all, they are MEAN) I'm going to have to figure out how to cook a couple of old tough bunnies when we get the new ones.
The big news this week is all about eggs. Yesterday we all drove an hour to buy a dozen or so Blue Copper Marans hatching eggs. The lady was very nice and had managed to save 19 eggs for us. Well, once we were there and looking around I couldn't resist getting just a few more. I'm still not sure how it happened. I took the 31 EE eggs I had been saving for my next hatch, just in case she wanted to trade. So I traded those for 31 New Hampshire eggs. Then I was sucked in by the smallest chicken breed in the world (which also happen to be kind of rare and expensive) so I bought the 2 Serama eggs she had. The odds are against me getting a male and a female out of just 2 eggs but I'm crossing my fingers. If I do get lucky I will have breeding stock to sell the babies to 4H kids or people who collect tiny, useless chickens, if not, well...I'll just sell them. Finally, the egg lady threw in 5 quail eggs for free. So 12 turned into 19, turned into 50, turned into 52, turned into 57. That is chicken math at it's finest.
And now here are a couple more random animal pictures, just because I have them.
Blessed Be everyone, have a great week!
|Bluebonnets, I'm pretty sure|
|Bright and cheerful|
|Bluebonnets, rain lilies and some teeny tiny yellow flowers|
|6 dark and 4 light|
|Don't be fooled by the cuteness, those claws are deadly|
|I'm holding a NH egg and Lily has a Serama egg and a quail egg|
|30 NH eggs|
|19 BCM eggs, 1 NH egg, 2 Serama eggs and 5 quail eggs|
|My EE/BO crosses, notice the rooster hiding behind the girls|
|Why did the chickens cross the driveway? They were following the goats|