Now we’re talking! Looks like 6/6 poults (there’s one by the waterer) and at least 8/10 chicks
Most of the chicks are Easter Eggers from my Lavender Ameraucana hen and my Splash Cochin roo. Two of the eggs were pure Cochin. We’ll see what we got later. For now, they just belong to Queen. I’ll be selling them all eventually.
The rest of the turkeys might go to their new home on Wednesday and we’ll really just have chickens, sheep, and Queen with her brood. I hope the chickens will be enough companionship for her once her brood is gone…
Robins have taken up their usual residence on the porch despite Kitty being in close proximity. It’s been working for them so far.
Dingo still needs to get his pants trimmed off, but he’s looking good otherwise. (Yes, I’m wearing pajamas and barn boots lol, it’s all the rage ) What amazes me is how freaking huge he is. He’s pretty much up to my hip and I’m not short.
I’m just glad he’s such a good boy. I’m careful and intend to stay that way, but it’s nice not having to fend him off every minute. He walks with me and eats, loves his treats and brisket scratches, and for the most part knows better than to try any funny business.
I can’t believe the kittens are six and a half weeks old already! Kitty finally called/carried them out of the window well, so they’re hanging out around the house now.
Also got the boys together in their bachelor pad. Girls are in another kennel. Dingo didn’t even feel the need to do more than push the little guys around - no ramming at all! What a boss!
This was just before they were moved, obviously. It’s nice to only have to move them 3-4 times instead of 5-6 times a day.
Holy moly it’s hot out there! Supposed to be as hot or hotter tomorrow, then thunderstorm and cool off. So, the usual summer weather.
Trying to get DH to get the pool fixed up. It’s a 16’ soft-sided pool (basically a really big kiddie pool). I want to get a little pit dug, then sand it, then put the pool on that since last year all the roots and every little bump in the ground was annoying.
Maybe after the storm I can convince him to get started on it
Last year we had it up before the grass was even close to high!
This year he’s slacking! That’s okay. I’ll keep nagging him until it gets done
Nothing else exciting going on. Summer boring routine has begun, I think, now.
Feed, water, move sheep, hide from the heat. Hide from the bugs. Water and weed garden. Repeat until fall
It’s been a little bit of time again. All is well. I did decide to sell Foxy’s ewe lamb, so I’m down to 3 girls: Foxy, Kit, and Coy. Go figure
I have four boys right now, but three are going to be off the feed bill one way or the other this fall.
Kittens have all found new homes except the one my MIL and baby wanted to keep.
Plants have needed water all summer, but they’re thriving, so it’s worth the extra work.
Baby boy is going to be 2 next week. I might have to start calling him DS now