Friday, March 02, 2012
5 Star Chicken
I am very, very, very tired tonight but I wanted to put up a little something of what's been going on around the house. I loaded these pics last night but just didn't have the energy to finish.
I can honestly say my construction career is drawing to a close. After a 10 hour day of welding I-beams, crammed up on scaffolding with only 3 feet of clearance to the slab above, I am beat. I feel like I have been beat. I should be beaten for coming back to this.
My attempt at starting some cabbage, brussel sprouts, etc. I'm not sure why they got so leggy. Ended up finding a bunch of starts at the local co-op and bough them. If any of these turn out okay I'll plant them too.
Looky!!! Goober has starting laying!! She even made her own little nest in the garden under the fig tree. I never thought about providing her a nesting box because I didn't know if she would ever lay due to her breed. She lays a nice size egg and seems quite pleased with herself. Jack started giving her a little laying ration and I think that combined with walking around on dirt has strengthened her legs. She still has some trouble and sits a lot but is walking better.
Well enough, in fact, to jump her big butt up in my cold frame and start chowing down! Good thing I saw her when she did it or I wouldn't have a scrap of anything left in there. We had to build her a little corral in a corner of the garden because she became too aware of all the good food around her and too mobile! She has a good size space for roaming still though.