JP, oh that video was great, I picture her doing the same thing, you poor guy.
Jody, I didn't do much, basically read bee stuff, re-wrote all my field notes from last year to a permanent record. It was so good to reread what went on with the bees last year, it took me hours to re-write all my notes into a nice orderly book, but they are done. We were at a tournament for golf, my Husband golfed with all the others, I just read and did my thing, not a golfer. Lots of comradery and hanging out around the campfire, there was about 30 people. Not my gig, I am not a big crowd person, unless I personally have a specific agenda (like Brian's bbq in the late summer).
We have many more eggs coming in the incubator too and another Muscovy is sitting on 20 eggs. Eeeks. Faya just hatched out 12 Muscovy babies, they are about 10 days old now, we will have lots of ducks for surely. Gotta get stuff in order here. Micky (our white chicken of who knows what breed) just hatched out 6 banties, they are so ding dang cute, look like little chipmunks and the turkey is sitting on 20 eggs again.
I am not going to keep the turkeys, they are a pain in the big butt for sure and the poults are far too stupid for me to want to raise. I tried them out, not my gig so I have them up for sale. I am not sure if the hatch will work out or not, the mother (Abigail) keeps getting off the nest for a couple of hours at a time, I may have to just take the eggs away.
Those baby turkeys have been rescued from fencing so many times it makes my head swim. They do not follow the mothers like ducklings and chicks do, they are always off nosing here or there and then they lose their mothers all the time and try to go straight through fences to get to them, and get their heads stuck, even through 1 inch chicken wire. Nope, not gonna raise turkeys. It has been a lesson learned and after the last time of having to get wire clippers, again, to release a young one, and it almost dying because it almost strangled, forget it.......chickens and ducks are so much more easy. Besides, it sounds like we are bringing my Daughter's horse home here, and I will need that box stall for her. Eeeks!!!! I am such a sucker. Swore we would never keep horses again, but when she looks at me with those pretty little eyes, and tells me how much she would love to bring her horse home here, can I resist? Guess not.....we have been doing fencing around the property. Put in 70 fence posts yesterday. Thank the lucky stars above that my Son-in-Laws Brother has a small excavator and between us all we put the fence posts in. He just pushed on the top of the post and in the ground it went. MY Husband, oh that man with guts, held the post straight for the first moment before the push began.
It would have taken us days to pound in all those fence posts with our fence post pounder. Our muscles would have been further strengthened, but I don't want to use that thing anymore. It weighs about 80 pounds and even with each person on each side of it holding onto the handles, pounding the fence post into the ground, 70 poles would have been a horrible grunt. Oh, eeks, I am ramblin'. Have that most beautiful and wonderful day, love our lives we are livin' and sharin'. Good to be back missed ya all. Cindi