Monday, October 02, 2006

Then There Was 32!


I had thought Sally had decided to be a good mom and sit on the eggs she has in her nest now. She did for 2 days and then she never went back so I took them and put them under Priscilla. Priscilla is mean! She would sit on the eggs the other hens were laying and when I went to gather them she wouldn't just peck me she would bite! She meant business when she came after you! Since she wanted to sit on eggs she is now sitting on 12 duck eggs. That brings the total to 32! Wilma has been faithfully sitting on her ten from the beginning. Betty on the other hand let other hens help her then decided she didn't want to do it at all. She waited till Henny Penny came to give her a break and never went back! Henny Penny is sitting on 9 eggs and Red is sitting on 1 right beside Henny Penny. Red is a bantam so one is plenty for her and makes her feel like she is helping. I know all these eggs won't hatch but even if half of them do I am going to have lots of little ducklings running around the homestead. The bathroom project didn't get started today. Wayne had a doctors appointment and still has some painting to finish up on the outside of the house. Since I am having company next weekend we decided to wait till next Monday to start the bathroom. It would be a big mess with company here. I am trying so hard to be patient but I can't wait to get the bathroom done! I stayed up till 2am making soaps last night and have been making soap all day today. I was blessed with 2 huge orders and have been asked to put some in a online shop so making some for them. I also have lots of new scents that I want to get in my shop on etsy before the holidays. I just posted a tangerine scented one there today. It reminds me of Christmas and getting a tangerine in my stocking. It smells just like a peeled tangerine. I have about 10 more new scents that will be ready within a week. Our fall is going to turn back into summer. The weatherman is calling for 90 degree F weather this week. We have been having 69 and 70 degree F and it has been so nice. Now we are going to have a heatwave. Hopefully that will be it for this year and we can get on to the cold weather! It just has to be cool for Halloween! Hope everyone has a fantastic week and enjoy all your blessings!

11 comments:

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

What a time on the farm!! Nice to hear about what is going on every day. We here in the South EAST are still having the HOt temperatures. Ours have still been going up into the high 90's...We always wonder when Fall will come here. Halloween is usually a great time here. The weather is usually just great!! Have a wonderful week...

Oak Spring farm said...

Special time of year look forward to it after a long hot summer. So your going to have your very own bath project. I wish you luck it can be very interesting dealing with plumbing as I found out.

I hope that the project goes smoothly and quickly for you

Jeanne said...

Blessings to you my darling friend.
I love to come and visit and read your news.
Love you ^j^
Jeanne

miss*R said...

it sounds like a funny farm with the goings on of those hens!
and don't forget my Christmas soap order - no rush :)

momxtwo said...

I agree. It has to be cool for Halloween. We are headed to the NC State Fair on the 13th and I hope it is cool that day too. I don't like to be at the fair and it be warm.

Blessings
Lisa

Heather Smith said...

I hope you're doing well at the homestead! NC is definitely a finicky weather place in the fall. 60 degrees one day 90 the next. But I wouldn't live anywhere else!!

Lisa (oceandreamer) said...

I love these stories!!
I want SO many of your soaps but still trying to figure out Etsy! (really I am not a nitwit but for some reason....) I'll sort it and then watch how many I order!!!!
XOXO

Marci said...

Sounds like ya'll are keeping plenty busy. I bet that tangerine soap smells WONDERFUL!!!!

Kathleen Marie said...

I have always wanted to learn how to make soap. I think it is so awesome the things people do. I'll bet your house smells wonderful. Happy Autumn!

Kathleen Marie said...

I had never visited your blog before until Carol emailed that we were Halloween Swap Partners! Fun! I wanted to say I LOVE Kenny G so it was a treat coming to your blog and listening to Jasmine Flower. I also love all your critters. I only have a Japanese Bobtail Cat but want to get my aquarium hooked up sometime. I have yor box of goodies ready to send out to you! I will get it mailed when I go to town sometime this week. It is not all Halloween stuff - some other fun stuff included. I wanted to make a "variety pack"!. Hope you don't mind. Nice being your Halloween Swap Partner!

tlawwife said...

Thank-you for the birthday wish. I can't wait for the ducks to hatch to see how the hens treat the ducklings.