Friday, April 11, 2014

The weather teases

We've had some lovely days with sunshine and warmth. I even hung laundry outside for the first time this year! Alas, Sunday will bring the colder temps back, possibly even some snow. :(

Then cool days and dipping below freezing at night for most of next week. My plan for Saturday is to haul a couple more loads of chicken manure from my parent's old barn to my gardens. Then if it does rain (or whatever) the fertilizing process can begin.

Better news: the eggs I started in the incubator 3 weeks ago will be hatching soon. Today I took them out of the egg-turner and now I can hear peeping! Pictures will follow as hopefully the chicks emerge healthy. I generally see about half hatch successfully, but I never expect a certain number. Anything between 5 and 15 would be wonderful.

On to the weekend!


Tanya Walton said...

I really hope you don't see any more snow...I know how tired of it your are now!! Fingers crossed for plenty of healthy chicks hatching...can't wait to see the photos!!

tpals said...

The first one just hatched. The feathers look all black so it's a ninja chick.