Everyone on the farm is growing and thriving... despite the continued heat. What a summer! We have had temperatures in the mid-90's the entire summer. I cannot wait for Fall!
Here's a quick update of Farm Happenings:
Both children started school yesterday. Annaliese's first year! Made me a little sad to see them walking into school together this morning. But I have a lot more time now for my chickens!
Katie and Bobbi, our Easter Eggers, are getting close to laying. Their combs have turned red and I've seen Katie in the nest box a few times. I can't wait to see what color egg they will lay!
We are getting a few Silkie eggs every day. Puff and Toffee just adore being in the nest box. I keep lifting them up and showing them that they are not on an egg, but there they remain. Every now and then I put them outside in the run to get some fresh air. Misty laid her first egg this week. Teeny tiny little egg.
We've been staying out at the farm at night for a few weeks while we figure out what to do with the broken A/C at the lake house. We are under a home warranty and they are dragging their cheap feet on getting us a new unit. The current one cannot be repaired. Since it's 95 degrees upstairs in the bedrooms, we've been sleeping at the farm. No complaints from me! I love it here.
We built a little fire pit and put some chairs around it. Cute and perfect for roasting marshmallows.
My last hatch resulted in 7 Ameraucanas and 9 Wheaten Marans. You can tell the sex of the Wheaten Marans by their feather color. I'm pretty sure I have 5 girls and 4 boys. Which is a whole lot better than the one girl I ended up with last time. I'm happy!
I'm working on labels for my egg cartons. Once all these little ones start laying (probably toward the end of the year), we will be in the egg-selling business! Here's the label I've picked:
That's about it for now. I need to go out and feed and water all the chicks before it gets 100 degrees outside.