Saturday, March 29, 2014
Baby Ducks, 2 weeks old, Baby Chicks 1 day old
Speaking of babies, the birthing pen has been finished in the barn, there is an outside area protected with a roof, this play day yard is really close to being complete. I believe everything has been collected for the birthing. I even found a canister for film which was suggested to have on hand. This was in my seed box because I sometimes store seeds in the no longer needed film canister. The closer April 12th is, the more prepared I feel we are.
When I checked the garden on Saturday, I found there had been visitors, all of the kale plants had been eaten. These were planted in the row tunnels and I had removed the covers because it had been a nice spring rain on Friday night. Being kale plants the thieves may have been deer. I did see some damage to the turnips, also, the tops were pretty much consumed.
I have seen some big changes around the farm, Mr. Bootsie has taken to cleaning the duck brooder, Saturday morning there he was holding one of the ducks. I know this sounds like nothing but for him this was a biggie. He always lets me move the little ones around to clean the brooders. Leads are being put on the goats at feeding time and there is no sharing of food. Mr. Bootsie put hooks in the barn so I can control them. Every little thing seems to make my daily tasks much easier to complete.
Time for me to go and check, there may be a new chick just hatched. I will let you know what I find next time!!! Take care and Maybe, just maybe this coming week someone, somewhere may have some springtime weather. Until the next time!!!