I hope they make it - pipping (or breaking out of the shell) is hard work. And as we learned, not only with Penny's goslings and with Mrs. Dowlrimple's latest clutch of chicks, sometimes they need a little extra help. I'll go out and check on them again in a little bit to see if anyone needs help out of the shell.
Mrs. Beezley has been 'talking' to her eggs for the last couple of days so hopefully the chicks are alive and will be welcomed to the world this afternoon or tomorrow. Perfect timing with moving Mrs. D and The Bugs into the day coop with the salmon chicks. My plan for world domination thru poultry... I mean.. tapping into the new chicken currency.. I mean.. having more chickens... is working.
In gardening news, just have to tell you about this squash:
I have it in my head (because of course I lost the seed packet) that its called a Crenshaw Squash but now I cant find a reference for it. Does anybody know for sure?
This squash is turning out to be one of the best growers this year. Apparently these big guys are immune to the evil squash bug. Other squash are failing in huge numbers but these guys are going strong.
Their vines are running rampant and I'm finding them hanging from trees and from the fences. I hope it makes a good pie.
And don't forget its Wormer Wednesday! Get those goaties their herbal wormer once a week.
Winkin' at the sunrise