What is there to say about this?
Miss Dash finally hatched her one egg.. the only successful hatch for her this year. I think she is a little nutty right now. Hopefully she'll get her feet under her. Isn't this little one dreamy? See the little "bean" on the end of his nose? That helps him get out of the shell.
Our Shine has the situation under control.
We went and got a round bale of oat straw today. We'll letcha know if it works out or not. Generally we get straw by the square bale for $2.50 each from an old timer just down the road. However, he was out for the season so we thought we'd try a $30 round bail. The gal used a tractor to load it in the back of Big Red... but if you're determined and resourceful enough.. you don't need no stinkin' tractor to get it out and into the garage. Uh-rah!
This is Bobbie.. we rarely get close enough to get a pic of her. She's the business.So far the good news is that the straw wasn't threshed and many of the heads are still on the stems... so free food for the hens who are having a big time with it. But, its dusty, weedy, and the stems are really long. I don't know how this will do for bedding and such. But its definitely $30 worth of fun for the chickens.
Nibbles is out standing in her field.
If you're wondering.. Nibbles is not lonely at all. Generally folks say that a goat by itself is a misery for all. But not Nibbles. She's very happy. The Meeps are keeping her company. Debbie is still off at the breeder and Vita won't be back until the spring.
Happy Saturday everyone!