Monday, February 7, 2011

Yay! The Younger hens started laying!

I went out and found a tiny pullet egg out there in the pile today!  That means the others won't be far behind.

One of my older hens isn't laying very well.  I know it is the one that is laying the fragile, very pointed eggs, but beats me which hen that is!

Now that the younger hens (of which I have ten) are starting to lay, I will have more eggs than I know what to do with - except that lots of people at work want to buy them.

The people who have been thinking about the horse have decided on buying her.  This has been such a long process, and a painful one, to be honest.  I just want her to have a good life, and the sooner that she gets started on it, the easier it will be on me - seeing her out there and knowing she's leaving just seems more painful than having her gone.  It feels like a dream is dying, never a fun feeling, but I need to live my life - and right now, my life is driving kids around, and feeding sheep, and teaching.  My life doesn't include teaching a young mare to behave, or training her to saddle, not right now anyway.

Yesterday, for inside chores I made 24 sandwich buns, a pot of potato and leek soup, a loaf of sandwich bread and finished the FAFSA.  Outside, I trimmed 6 out of 8 sheep's hooves and wormed 4 out of the eight (babies seemed too young? Maybe someone can advise?) and did a quick run through the garden to get the most obvious weeds, and a quick run through the stalls.  Tonight, I do need to work on taxes and folding laundry (the chore that never ends).  Fortunately, there is enough soup and sandwich rolls for dinner tonight, too.  I also have quite a lot of grading, but since most of them are late assignments, I don't feel the absolute need to get them back right away - you miss the deadline, you are lucky I will even grade it....

Off to finish the second (or third, depending how you count it) part of my day!


Chai Chai said...

Wow, at some point you are going to need a break. You should ask your lamb question over at Neverwinter Farms of Kenleigh Acres, both links can be found on my page. They are very experienced sheep people who will have the answer off the top of their heads.

NancyDe said...

I can't see a break in my future...not the near future. Spring Break is coming up, so maybe I can get caught up, then.