As far as other veggies, we got tons of radishes and peas earlier, lots and lots of tomatos, but my cucumbers did not do so well this year….oh well looks like I will not be pickling this year.
If you have been following the renegade chicken saga, I have an update for you. Due to continuously setting a bad example for my other hens, and constantly flying up to the top of the pen and jumping down on the neighbors side of the fence, I had to clip her wings. This is not painful or inhumane, consider it a little haircut. I trimmed the long feathers on her wings so she can no longer fly. Since then the coop has been a peaceful place.
I was pleasantly surprised to find eggs in my coop the other day. I was expecting the hens to start laying anytime now since they are 6 months old, and one has, one of my Rhode Island Reds. I can’t wait until the Auracanas follow suit, they lay bluish greenish colored eggs. What I was not expecting yet was eggs from my ducks, but at least one has started laying. I thought I read that they start at 9 months, so now I have to do some more research. And just to clear up any confusion, duck eggs taste just like chicken eggs.
Labor Day weekend is just around the corner and I am super excited because we are taking a mini vacation to Wisconsin Dells. This will be a much needed break and family time for all of us. Due to my husbands long hours at work (we are not complaining at all) we just did not have a chance to do too much over the summer so we are going to have one last hurrah before the nice weather is gone.