The weekend was spent working and working and then working some more around here. Less time during the week has left chores for the weekends. I also made a tough decision about my chickens. For now, I am going to give two away and keep two. My friend Kris has agreed to take two to add to her flock and she has a wonderful piece of property that will make them happy so the two brown Easter Eggers will be leaving. At first I had thought I would get rid of all the chickens and then cried collecting the eggs one day and Kris suggested I maybe keep some and then my hubby the same thing. So two will stay.
These two girls will remain. When you have chickens roaming a small backyard, they can be destructive as well as leaving lots of poo all over where my little one needs to be playing. The yard had become the chickens and not ours as I hated seeing them locked up all day. We will erect an enclosure around the main coop and confine them to a back corner of the yard. They will have lots of scratching room and shade and we will have poop free grass. I was always hosing down but come winter do I really want to be doing that?
We will see how it goes. I love the chickens but as in all new things, am try to find a balance where they are happy and we are still using our back yard. The chickens can come out and play a few times a week so they get their fix. My husband is ever the patient man with this hobby of mine. Will keep you updated.
Hubby had to work on Saturday which was trailer washing day so the girls and I had at it and got her all clean and spiffed to put her up for sale. Hopefully it doesn't take too long and folks camp here year round so we will see.
Just cleaned and did laundry. I am trying ever so hard to get this orchid to rebloom. I am feeding it every two weeks which is what I read so maybe it will work this time. It has lots of new growth so something is happening there. Not much else. Waiting for this endless summer to well end. Hot and humid every day it seems. I want to work in the garden but can't bare it.
I am going to share my weekly to do lists in the future as a visual for me and you can read and share tips if you have any.
1. Finish going through Q's toys. Decide which baby toys to keep and donate the rest.
2. Call for thrift store donation pick up.
3. Mow back lawn.
4. Plant swiss chard, fall tomatoes and make a trip to nursery to see what fall veggies are available.
5. Continue dividing bulbs.