Monday, March 22, 2010

Here a Chick There a Chick

I am starting to feel like Old McDonald. The hens are starting to come off their nests so we are catching baby chicks while trying to avoid the very mad momma hen. Have one more hen that should hatch her little ones the 25th while the goose and turkey will be hatching the 7th and 9th of April. Still selling chickens almost everyday. All but 2 black bunnies have been sold from the 9 week old litter. We still have older ones and ones that will be ready a few days after Easter and the week after Easter. Spring is really here at the homestead with all the babies being born. Charlotte is doing great with her piggies. Piglet, Binky and Wilbur are getting fat and sassy. Haven't named the rest of them yet. Just waiting on a name that will fit them. We set out some leeks here and at my dear friend Gerda's. I have so enjoyed being back around her. She is a very busy, smart, wonderful cook, 76 year old German lady that is my best friend. We both think we should be related somehow as we can finish each others sentences, do things the same way, and think so much alike. She made the best German potato salad last night for dinner and sent the rest home with me. She told me to put a small spoonful in a pan this morning and let it warm and cook a over easy egg to put on top for breakfast. We did that and it was so good! Thank you Gerda!
I have so many boxes of items to put on Craigslist and ebay and still haven't made a dent in the stuff we have accumulated over the years. Have tons of stuff for yardsales that we hope to get started on this weekend. Melody is mailing my camera to me so I can take pictures of items for sale, that means I can take pictures of the piglets,baby bunnies, and baby chicks to share with you. Troubles is having a ball here at the homestead. He has so much more room to explore here and gets along great with Whiskers. Rusty is wherever I am. If I am feeding the chickens he is walking quietly beside me. The chickens don't pay him any attention. If I am working outside he is laying near me watching. If I am sorting stuff he is sleeping right at my feet and of course he and Troubles are right in bed with me each night. I am lucky here though because its a king size and they can't push me to the edge. Well my lunchbreak is over and I need to get back to my to do list. Hope each of you are enjoying your spring and having a blessed day!

12 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Peggy, You sound so good--being back there. Are you selling the entire homestead? If not, will your 'ex' stay there??? I know you love your little home in Franklin--but something inside of me hopes that you can stay at the homestead for awhile... You seem to be so happy. I'll keep you and your decisions in my prayers.

Glad you have some birdies. I'm sure they are glad you are there.
Hugs,
Betsy

Heidi said...

I have missed you so much Peggy.. How are you?!

JoyceAnn said...

Ol' McPeggy had a farm (LOL), it's great to hear your stories about the farm again.
We had pigs when I was a kid , they're so cute when they're little. Can't wait to see the pics , it's been along time since I've seen a piglet.
Maybe I should plan a trip to your farm , bring the grands one Sunday afternoon to see your farm animals. They would love it and we're only an hour away from you.

~ Farm Blessings ~

Lib said...

Hi Peggy,
Its wonderful hearing from you at Hidden Haven! Your post are always great no matter where your at, I know your Love for the animals!
Hope you're having a great wk.
Look forward to pix.
Blessins',Lib

Lib said...

Hi Peggy,
Its wonderful hearing from you at Hidden Haven! Your post are always great no matter where your at, I know your Love for the animals!
Hope you're having a great wk.
Look forward to pix.
Blessins',Lib

ga.farmwoman said...

Hi Peggy,
It sounds just wonderful at Ole McDonald's farm! Animals can be so comforting.

So glad to see you back there.
Have a great day.
Pam

Rachel said...

It must be great to be back there again! Sounds like you are busy though. I'll be glad when you get the camera!!

Old McDonald Had a farm
E I E I O !!!!!!

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Peggy,

I have not forgotten that tomorrow, March 24, is your birthday. I hope you take some time out from your busy work to pamper yourself and enjoy your birthday. All the best, may this birthday usher in a wonderful and productive year.

Terri said...

Sounds like a busy time at your place! Isn't spring grand! :)

Lib said...

Happy birthday to you!Happy birthday to you!Happy birthday Dear Peggy! Happy birthday to you!

You are a Blessing my Friend!Thanks for all the Love and smiles you bring our way!
Blessins',Lib

JoyceAnn said...

Hi Peggy ~ I'm singing with Lib , Happy Birthday to You !!

Hope your day is " Special and very , very Happy " !!

~ Birthday Blessings ~

Mildred said...

So happy to hear that Troubles is enjoying the farm and I can just see Rusty following your every step. Enjoy this pretty weather.