Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Back to it

After a brief computer issue, I am back.  I say brief, however, it was a larger problem than that and we were down our main computer which caused all sorts of troubles.  And took a while to get parts back in.  So, my computer was needed for school and was used pretty much non stop since it was all we had.  Praise the Lord, our main one is up and running again, and I can get back to my normal schedule of things.

We have our newest batch of chicks.  They are a little over a month old now.  We have Golden Laced Wyandottes, Black Australorps, Rhode Island Reds, Americaunas, Cuckoo Marans, 5 misc. bantams (we got these at the feed store for 99 cents a piece so get rid of them), and 3 broilers.  We should get a fun collection of colors in our eggs which will be fun to see this fall.  We have to do a complete chicken turnover this year since chickens only lay well for 2 years.  Next year, we will take a break from chick raising.

The garden has been started.  Peas, salad, basil, and tomatoes are all in their beginning stages.  We are a bit behind this year as far as gardening is concerned, but are in the process of trying to catch up a bit.  Hoping to get flowers in my pots and the rest of the culinary herbs in the ground over the next 10 days.

We have also had a visitor to our yard this year!

The kids have named him Azul, from the Barbie movie.  I have named him a pest.  He bugs the chickens constantly.  Calls all hours of the day and night.  Swoops down on us mostly unawares.  He comes and goes to all the surrounding farms.  I won't mind if he flies off forever!

That is what our homestead has been up to lately.  Next time, what we have been up to in school.  And a graduation on the horizon.

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