Monday, October 03, 2011
When I stepped out of my truck this past Friday after arriving home I could definitely feel the change of the season. I knew we would be keeping a fire at least one night as it was already quite chilly at sundown.
A few weeks ago Jack had planted the biddy yard with new grass in anticipation of their growing and moving outside. They love it! It took a few days before all of them got the courage to go out but now they run and scratch until they just have to go in.
Of course, they love their feed too but they really enjoy the fresh grass and sunshine. I am happy to see that they appear really healthy and normal so far. They are growing quickly and are already quite heavy for their size. We do have 3 that have legs problems but they get around and insist on staying with the group. We will just have to watch them and make sure they are not suffering.
The pullets from the original group are trying to lay. We have found 2 or 3 of these teeny eggs but haven't spied the young hen in the process.
This week I am really homesick. I don't want to be here. I want to be at home with a warm fire burning and nice food simmering on the stove. But, I just keep reminding myself of what I can do with my earnings. Perhaps I should do some sketches of how I want to finish the kitchen.