Been keeping busy, out here on the homestead. Our three little incubator hatchlings are doing very well; growing big and fast. So much so, that yesterday we had to move them into their own section of the chicken coop, as they were crowding themselves in the tote we had them in.
This morning we were glad to see that one of the eggs underneath our broody orpington hen, Sweet Pea, was “pipping”. Then, later in the afternoon, low and behold a little fluff ball of a chick was there, nestled comfortably under Sweet Pea. Hopefully, Sweet Pea will be able to do a good job at raising her.
Apart from the hens, we got a start on the garden. I was able to roto-till last years plot, as well break some new ground that doubles it in size. I still want to double the entire plot once again, but we'll see how far I can get.
I also learned how to drive a tractor yesterday. One of our neighbours was asking if I would be available to help him out on the farm this season, from time to time, as he really needs all the extra hands he can get. I told him I'd be glad to help every so often, I just need to learn what to do. So, yesterday, he taught me the tractor.
One more skill I can add to the list of skills I'm learning out here.