I can't believe how busy we have been and that we are already into September. Is everyone voicing this or am I clinging to the cliche of the decade?
The garden is growing like crazy and Jeff has been picking produce every day! We have also been working like whirling dervishes on the yard and it really shows. We have put in "paths" all round the grassy area and it has made such a visual difference!
The chickens finally got the new roosting perches I have been promising them forever. It really became a necessity because of their number! We finally moved the 10 young'uns into the coop and there was no place for them to go! I have been hand feeding Tyner with the scissor beak for almost 5 weeks now and she is gaining weight. I am very happy about that! However, Ling Ling, our Chinese Langshan hen, is STILL broody!!! While she is broody, we are not getting any eggs from her!
Today's egg count was 11. We got 1 green, 1 tiny white and 9 browns. We have gotten anything from 6 - 13 eggs. It all depends on the weather because they DON'T like heat or cold. We are soon approaching the time that some of the girls will stop laying for the summer, and they are all starting to moult aka drop their feathers. The outside area of the pen looks as though it is snowing out there!
We have been having a lot of fun cooking dinner from the garden. Both of the dinners we captured...can't say on film because it is a digital camera. Anyway, we took pics.
The dogs are all good. We bought them a new Nylabone and of course, they fought over them! Silly kids! Tasso couldn't find one tonight because Callebaut was hoarding them...so he chewed up my glasses instead! Little brat! Farmer Jeff thought that maybe he was having eyesight problems, but I think he just wanted something crunchy!
Chloe has been in her crate now for 5 weeks and the vet said we could let her out, 1 room at a time so she could test her leg and I could see how she was doing. I decided to let her out in the bathroom first, mainly because she flips into feral cat mode in seconds and I don't want her to hide for the rest of her life under the bed! Julian is keeping her company in the bathroom and helping her eat her food. He is getting so chubby! She is pretty wary now that she is out of the crate and flattens her ears against her head when I approach her, but begins to purr within seconds of being rubbed around her ears. I'll keep ya' posted!