The farm house

The farm house

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The chicks have hatched...

Indeed I am now blessed with 17 little fuzzy chicks. As cute as they are, they can be vicious as I witnessed on Saturday. 1 chick has had it's eyes pecked so badly, I fear it may not see again. Why? Not sure but for now it's in a brooder by itself and I need to give it water and try to make it eat. This worries me. It chirps loudly after I water it but it doesn't seem able to see the water to do it itself.... If anyone of you are passing by, please pop in for some eggs! My hens are laying like crazy and the eggs are such wonderful colors!

On a yarny note, I have decided that 2012 will be pretty much the year of me using up my stash. Seriously, if I look hard & long enough, I have enough yarn for just about any project I would want to start- and eventually finish! My middle son turns 18 tomorrow. It was while I was on maternity leave for him that I learned to knit!!I will be finishing another 3 stitch waffle mitten for him as a gift: his request. Still plugging away at the February Lady Sweater. I'm just about at the section where you put the stitches on a holder for the arms..progress indeed. Sadly, I also learned of the passing of my aunt Kath, who was also my Godmother. Unfortunately, she lived in Regina. Since I am not working, I can't even consider a trip at this time, so a card to my uncle will have to be my wish of condolence & remembrance.

Loving the mild weather these days!My next project will be starting seeds indoors...I will wait until March for that, unlike the chicks. Apparently our bag of chick starter was the first one sold this year!! I will probably have the chicklet on my lap today as I peruse the internet for employment. Wish me luck!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Meet Ollie! The cat who thinks he's a chicken...

A few days before Christmas, we discovered a " guest" in our barn. Not sure where he came from but he enjoys being with the chickens. He sometimes sleeps in a nesting box & even drinks from the waterer. Since I can't even pick him up as he is still unsure of creatures without fur or feathers, he keeps to himself in the barn. I do feed him as I"m unsure of the mouse population in the coop...

As for myself.. what's one more critter! Between trips to the barn to bring running water to the animals, I've been trying to finish off the Christmas knitting. Since my Mother suffered a stroke 2 weeks before Christmas, my time & life were not my own. She is now at home, learning to live with  some impairment & not being able to drive until, knitting time was a luxury. Now I will concentrate on what I want to knit for myself..the list gets better get knitting. February Lady Sweater is on the needles now!