It was a very busy morning relocating 20 of our layer hens to True Love Farm which is about a mile from us. While there, I received 4 unwanted roosters and enjoyed visiting the pullets we had hatched earlier this year. I also witnessed the first eggs being collected from the young gals. Sort of a “full circle” a.m. for me.
Niska & Wasabi, our barn kitties, also had an outing this morning. Wasabi had been missing for almost a week and yesterday I was planning her funeral out, in my head, and thinking of making the call to the vets to cancel her appointment when she showed up in the aisleway of the barn, mewing “hello.” She & Niska are not fond of the cat carrier nor the truck. Collecting them for the ride was a more dangerous endeavor for me than catching 20 chickens. I had to stalk them in the barn loft, scaling the hay bales and balancing on the beams in pursuit. I’m covered with cat scratches now, but they’re up to date with vaccinations and that’s what is important, right?
- Full and By Farm: Adages to Live by (essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Don’t Count Your Chicks (jtwhite5.wordpress.com)