We woke this morning to a little more snow. Maybe 1/2 inch or so that melted by noon. Although it was a little cold outside the clouds finally gave way to some sunshine. It was too messy to do anything outside so I went to moms apartment to get some of her stuff packed and ready to move. She is going to be in the nursing home for quite some time I think and her grace period is up on her apartment rental. Now to find some place to store the stuff. It wont take long to get the furniture moved out and then move her personal belongings. She is doing pretty good with her therapy but she is having a really hard time with balance. She has a tendency to fall if she doesn't hold on to something and she doesn't remember to take these precautions. Just say a prayer for her and that she gets adjusted well to her situation. That is about all we can do at this point.
I was thinking today about my fruit and nut tree order. I may be in a predicament if the trees arrive soon. Our orchard land is too wet to plant in and well I just ain't ready for trees. I need to get some manure composting and round up some mulch material. But I can store them in the cellar till the ground is in some kind of condition to plant them. The same goes for the strawberries and blueberry bushes I have on order. All in due time I guess.
I think I am going to start collecting eggs from the dark Cornish hens and fill my incubators with eggs and then set the one hen that is trying to set. That way all the eggs will hatch at the same time and then hen will be in for one big surprise. While she is hatching I will put the babies from the incubator under her and let her have the brooder house to raise all the babies in. I am sure hens cant count and maybe she wont notice that she has more chicks than eggs that she set on. We shall see how that goes. I may be the one surprised and have to hand raise a bunch of little chicks. But it wont be my first rodeo.
Till next time, blessings from the McGuire homestead.