Saturday, July 17, 2010

Rogue Chickens

This group of Rhode Island Reds has decided not to live in the coop any more. I'm pretty sure they are roosting in the plum orchard. A couple of them have been using the nest boxes in the coop to lay. I don't know if the rest are laying in bushes or what.

It has been extremely hot and dry here. It's great for the plants as long as I irrigate.

A friend of mine is coming over tomorrow to help build hog fencing. I tried to do it alone, but I could see that it would take me five times as long to do it alone as it would with just one other person. We should be able to get it done in an hour or two.

It is so comforting to have a routine of farm chores. I spend an hour each morning on the animals, then another couple of hours weeding, fertilizing, fixing stuff, and whatever else needs to be done. The routine of doing hard work each morning until it gets too hot is keeping my head screwed on straight.

I am feeling much better than I have been in the last few weeks. Things are going well. I'm spending lots of time with some really good friends and meeting new friends along the way. I am looking forward to going to Mass early tomorrow morning and then to a breakfast for the new priest. I am truly, truly blessed.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad everything is going good for you. Your chickens might not roost in the coope because it may be too hot for them in there. I know ours roosted somewhere else for a while.