Thursday, April 24, 2008
I did let the chickens roam free for about an hour... the following are my reasons for chickening out on my original experiment (I was talking about leaving for about 5 hours!).
Within 15 minutes Patchie wound his chain around the swing set leg to the point of 'no neck' and I figured he would either 1.) break the leash and go on a chicken killing rampage or 2.) choke...
Then, the little puppies looked like prisoners in the kennel... and we all know prisoners like to break free...and become repeat offenders...
So, basically, I am a 'worse case' scenario worry wort.. I put the chickens back in their yard, and the puppies were set loose again. And I left for Boise, confident that no troubles would occur. And I was right!
Now, for our latest news..
Yesterday, I picked up our new chicks... All 21 of them! The kids are excited. The intent is for the kids to sell eggs at the Farmers Mark. Now, I know, and perhaps some of you know, that these babies aren't gonna be laying until August! So, a short egg season it shall be. Which means lots of chickens to 'over winter' until the big egg season of 2009. Oh well.
This week has also been my heavy lifting week, and I am now officially worn out and wanting a massage! Too many boxes of meat to move from here to there... I asked the processor to pack our boxes in 40 pounders so I can lift them.. but noooo, they gotta test me with 46 to 56 pounders. I don't think they understand that this is a one woman gig. And that after they are loaded in the back of my car, I have to unload them, and re arrange them, and take them to various other places as well. The boxes don't get handled just once. They get handled probably 4 or 5 times!
So, that's the latest. Other than the Big Garage Sale happening Saturday. I'll tell you about that later. I have lots of sorting, packing, and organizing to do!