Thursday, May 5, 2011


Todays the day. Off to the convention later this afternoon to drop off books for the used book sale and checking in to the hotel. Also get to visit the vendor hall tonight after dinner for a couple of hours before the convention is in full swing tomorrow. I have mixed feelings about leaving for a couple of days. With three dogs, two cats and eleven chickens it takes alot of planning to actually get to leave the house. I do have a young neighbor coming over to care for everyone and went over all the instructions with her yesterday. Of course it never fails that whenever we are planning to go somewhere one of the chickens gets sick. This time the baby chicks. They are on their fourth day of a five day treatment for coccidia. Only one chick is feeling bad and does alot of standing around with tucking of the head. Also 3 of the 5 adult chickens have been broody for the past 5 days. I think I have finally broke them all of that but who knows. The temperature went down to 37 last night. We actually had to light a fire this morning to heat the house up. In May! That is just not right. Hubby went down to the garden yesterday and everything is looking great. We have acquired another type of bug on the potato plants so now fighting two of them. On Monday we will need to go down there and really devote some time to the garden.

1 comment:

Kelly Rhoades said...

It's Blackberry Winter! My daddy kept telling me not to plant any summer veggies because it was going to get cold again. The old timer's knowledge is this: when the blackberries bloom, there will be a cold snap. Blackberries must have cold weather to set their blooms and make berries. I had no idea about all of that. Once Blackberry Winter is over, we can plant whatever we need to.