Skip to content

Garden preparations and new skills

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.


New chicks for the flock.


No Trackbacks


Display comments as Linear | Threaded

No comments

Add Comment

Enclosing asterisks marks text as bold (*word*), underscore are made via _word_.
Standard emoticons like :-) and ;-) are converted to images.
E-Mail addresses will not be displayed and will only be used for E-Mail notifications.

To prevent automated Bots from commentspamming, please enter the string you see in the image below in the appropriate input box. Your comment will only be submitted if the strings match. Please ensure that your browser supports and accepts cookies, or your comment cannot be verified correctly.

Form options

Warning: Use of undefined constant CHARSET_NATIVE - assumed 'CHARSET_NATIVE' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /homepages/40/d613529909/htdocs/clickandbuilds/Serendipity/vsh/ on line 176