My current home doesn't have a verandah but I'd like it to! A long porch surrounding the entire house. With a porch swing, potted blueberry plants, and a long strong dog laying at my feet. The sweet smell of lrosemary and freshly-turned soil wafting across my yard. The chickens clucking contentedly as they scratch for goodies in the fertile dirt. Knowing we have a full root cellar, trees in the orchard about to drop their bounty, and soup made all from hand-picked harvests bubbling in the crockpot. Heaven.

Please move with me over to my current blog, www.rosemary-ridge.blogspot.com ... thank you!

CHICKEN PROGRESS

First, goat news. No news! Nope, CC still hasn't kidded yet. Frustrating. She's about as wide as she is long.

Now... the chickens. Lots more chicks hatched from our eggs. Last weekend. Selling now. Just sold 4 ... woohoo! Lots more to sell. If we can't (although I'll continue to advertise), then once they are old enough, we'll butcher for freezer camp.

Moving chicks from the garage brooder coops into their new homes tomorrow. Worked 4 hours this morning on two 6x6 kennels in the backyard. Netting over top. Chicken wire along sides, and along bottom of sides we've wired wood to keep out predators. Even have make-shift houses in there.

Perfect for chicks!

Can hardly wait until morning. Just a couple more thing to do, and out the babies go. Too bad it's supposed to snow again tomorrow. Guess we'll see if they are hardy enough.

At the home front, progress also being made with my Kid. Couple of productive doctor appointments last week. Couple more in the upcoming week. Hasn't had another seizure, thank goodness, but is having regular meltdowns. Says feels like not in body, only sight. No other senses. Weird.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This might help when trying to figure how when she will kid.
http://www.fiascofarm.com/goats/prenatalcare.html#ligaments
(I don't know how to make a link)

Vee and the Kid said...

Thank you. I've read her website from top to bottom. NOthing replaces actual experience in feeling the ligaments, especially since not all goats do it the same. Her udder's been full for a few weeks now, and she loses/regains her ligaments constantly. I'm just expecting to go out one morning and find a few little ones following her around.

Thanks!