All the things I didn’t take pictures of today:
Moving the piggies into some lush new jungle land. I paid for it in bug bites, but they’re piggy pleased.
Chris and Cream Puff canoodling. They really are always together.
Two new chicks, little Silkie chicks.
Two new broodies, and wooo Nelly, one of them is vicious! This one was broody without eggs. I wasn’t sure she was broody because she was sitting, but not on eggs, and she didn’t know what to do with herself because she didn’t have eggs, so she was moving around. But I experimentally put her in a covered wagon with eggs, and she is definitely broody, and taking no chances at losing her big chance, now she has eggs! She attacks! She’s a biter, not a pecker, and it really pinches.
Cleaning out the box of death (probably best not pictured) and revamping it. Now there are no holes in the lid – that was a design flaw. Flies in ≥ grubs out.
Preventing a mass red wiggler escape. I had to extract some castings, because WOW I have a thriving population of worms, and I think they may have been feeling crowded. Amazing! I’m going to sell some next. Who needs a worm compost starter worm pack? But sifting through castings and wet shredded paper compost doesn’t jive well with using a camera.
The little barred rock/Silkie (“Barred Rock with a hairdo”) getting trapped inside the greenhouse adjunct garden.
The four little chicks who got stranded under the wrong pine tree when they followed a couple teenagers too far from their Mom. They needed assistance to find their way back. Them: There she is! Mom! Here we are! Mom: Ah crap. I was enjoying that break.
Sounds like a big day, and it was, bigger than my usual lately, but not what I’m still optimistically calling my “normal”, even as that normal retreats into the past. I’m still “battling” Lyme disease (First world lucky, I pop a pill twice daily – that’s not even a skirmish), and the Lyme, or the prolonged use of Lyme meds, is currently manifesting like a mild flu with narcolepsy, and I am at half productivity, at best. Any day I don’t slip further behind is a BIG win.
I did get some pictures just before bedtime. These little rascals all crowded up in the chicken door-within-a-door. They like to pose in the doorway every evening, just not usually all at once. There are a couple leghorn blends! Awesome! Sometimes they look a bit leggy, with the super erect tails.I put rings around the peppers. What I should have done is put tomato cages around them before they grew up, but now it’s too late, and I had sticker shock at buying 35 tomato cages in one go (now I wish I had). Otherwise, the weight of the developing peppers makes the branches fall outward and snap off, because the stems aren’t terribly strong without a breeze in the GH. In lieu of tomato cages, I put a circlet of baling wire around each plant, strung up to the tomato suspension guylines. Better than nothing.Galahad is like Excuse me, you haven’t noticed, she’s not supposed to be in here! Apples and Sprout, being their adorable selves. Sprout spends more time with her siblings now, but remains very loyal to stepmommy.Chris atop the honeymoon coop. Needs reroofing. Oh, and today there was a walnut in this coop. What the heck? A stand-in egg? Did a chipmunk move it in? The walnuts are starting to drop.What the heck is Cleopatra doing way up in the walnut tree at bedtime?!