Winter is trying to blow it’s way in, but luckily the flurries have been melting as soon as they hit the ground. While I am not ready for snow, I am getting tired of the rain and mud. I know living in Michigan we get four seasons, but they don’t all have to be in the same day!
We have had an adventure in the coop this week. I thought the girls were just slacking in their egg production, but it turns out we had a little furry thief. He has been bounced from his cushy corner of the coop where he has been gobbling up MY eggs. I just hope the girls can forgive me for the lectures I have been giving them about getting some eggs laid for us! Oops!
We are gearing up for Thanksgiving and I was delighted to be able to help the kids in the littlest country kid’s kindergarten class prepare their feast. It was fun working with them and teaching them how to read recipes, use measuring tools, and they all beamed with pride as they ate the dishes they helped to make.
Unfortunately this week the littlest country kid got hit with a very high fever. At the moment we are trying to get him well, and keep the rest of us from catching his strep throat. I know, I know…. the mama always catches everything in the end because she has to care for the afflicted. *sigh* Here is hoping this once that doesn’t hold true.
So what made me smile this week?
|I’m just a girl, standing in front of store eggs, cursing my freeloading hens…. till I remember I have friends with hens! A quick text later, I left the store without store eggs! Friends with hens is the best thing during molting season!!|
|I’m often asked if chickens and ducks can have cooked rice. The answer is yes. May I also add, they like Mexican rice too, a lot… like throwing elbows and pecking each other over it a lot!|
I cleaned the duck pool today. Check out the sounds they make as they play in the water I dumped out, they crack me up 😂
Posted by The Misadventures of a Homesteadin Mama on Wednesday, November 15, 2017
|OMG!!!! Do you see it?!?! The white egg!?!?! One of the ducks actually laid her egg in the designated duck nest box area!! Oh happy day!!! Guess the new nesting structure I build out of scrap wood worked!|
|Why can’t they just wait till I finish filling it?!?!?!|
Remember to take time out of your busy day to find your own things to make you smile!