I really don't have a lot of time to play on line. I leave for work at 6:20 in the morning. I get home sometimes 4:45 ... or if I need to stop for something later than that. We normally work outside until dark. That time is coming earlier and earlier now, but it has been as late as 9:30. I am canning, gardening, harvesting, planting as needed, so needless to say I am busy. I hope as winter approaches I will be wiser with my time and get some of the inside activities I have wanted to do .... done.
The chickens are great. I am so glad we have them. I love listening to them as they wander around our property. I love taking scraps to them and watching them devour whatever I take out. They love melons. Today I cut open one of our little mini melons and ate 1/2 of it. I took the rind outside and within minutes everything but the hard outside shell was gone. Marci wants me to make watermelon pickles for the kids ... I don't know how I can save the rinds to do it!! Phil has them following him around. Every time he calls them they run, and follow like the pied piper. I am not around as much as he is, so they don't follow me as well. They are starting to lay better and better. Today I got 6 eggs. Yesterday 5. I am so happy to see them laying more, so they can start paying for their own food. So far I have 2 customers. I found someone very close to my work by advertising on Craigs list. I also have someone at work who wants to buy my eggs. I guess if they keep this up, I will need to find more customers.
I would like to have more chickens. I am still a little insecure about the butchering ...... but I will be able to get it done. I like the growing process better!