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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Building fence

We got some fence post cut this morning from some small locust trees that were growing here on the farm. Locust makes the best fence post, very hard and rot resistant in this area. Locust also makes some of the best firewood you can burn, more BTU's than other hard woods. Rob got home today to help set fence post and they got most of them set. Rob still has 2 or 3 more to set tomorrow and clean up the brush out of the field where we cut the post. Maybe later this week we will get the wire put up for the chickens. We got them in a crate and moved them to their new residence tonight after it was dark. They will have a few days to adjust before we get the pen done and let them out.
I got my incubator up to temperature today and put the eggs in to hatch. I only put in 36, and the little hen has about 10 under her. If I have a 50% hatch rate she will have her nest full of babies. The hen that is setting was left in the brooder house till she hatches then she will live there for a while to raise the little chicks.
I did manage to get some cleaning done at the rental house today. Maybe I can get it finished up this week. Just have to wait to see what tomorrow holds for us.
Till next time, blessings from the McGuire homestead.



Jen said...

I cant wait to see the fencing for the chicken lot. Glad you got some help for it.
I wish I could see the chicken face when it sees all the
Least yer gettin' stuff done. ~jen

stella said...

Hi jen, yeh we are gittin some stuff done here. a lil ata time
Dang this is gonna be a long summer im thinkin