Laa la la la life goes on.....! During my absence in the blogosphere Prissy and Sheila have finally become mamas. They seem quite happy with themselves.
I didn't really intend to be gone so long but things have just been so busy lately. The two mamas and their 6 babies now reside in Goober Chicken's old pen. No one knows whose babies are whose but it doesn't seem to matter. They just run to whoever is closest!
The babies wasted no time in acclimating to outdoor life. They run and scratch with the best of 'em. These little babies are basically mutts, so I have no idea what they will look like when they grow up. They seem very healthy and strong.
The bigger bitties are doing really well also. This is one of the Partridge Rocks I believe. Most all of the others have most all their feathers now, including tail feathers, but these still have what I call "baby butt". No tail feathers at all. They are pretty cute. These bitties reside in the largest run and have their own house. They are some of the fastest little craps you have ever seen; they never stay still. It's like they all get up and take a shot of espresso every morning.
The garden is doing really well this year and that has been taking a great deal of time. I'm already putting up pickles, jam and beans. I'm especially pleased the potatoes have done so well this year. I've harvested about 12 lbs. already from just a few plants. I believe the influx of so much chicken poo is really helping the soil and such.
The red raspberries are coming in now; the black ones have finished, and the ever-bearing strawberries are finally cranking up. I harvest a couple of cups worth a day usually. Not enough to can or such but enough to provide plenty of fresh fruit for my morning yogurt and a snack later.
I'll be back soon with some more in depth posts. I've been feeling very much like the ol' square peg in a round hole as of late and not very sociable. Ya'll know me though. It'll pass. It has also been over 100 degrees every day here for several days and it is quite oppressive. We work outside in the morning all we can and then retreat to the cool inside when it gets too bad. Hopefully this heat spell will be over soon. Anyway, I'll have more later.