Monday, August 15, 2016
Well Guess What?
Yep you guessed it. It's raining..... AGAIN.
At least it was relatively cool today though and was pretty nice napping and sleeping temperatures.
Since I was shut out from doing any one of the million things I need to do outside I decided today was a good day to attempt to tackle that ever broody hen once again.
This time I am taking a play out of Sunnybrook's book and putting her in a kennel with her eggs and let the whole thing run it's course. Maybe she will feel better if I actually let her hatch one or two that live because every attempt I have made at breaking her of her broodiness has failed.
So I marked six eggs. Three she was sitting on and I stole three from the nest next to her. Mrs.PP and I got the kennel ready with old hay and put the eggs in while I held the screaming pissed off hen. We put her in the kennel and she was so upset she didn't even notice she had eggs in there. Within a few minutes the eggs were buried under the hay. I opened the door and tried to uncover them and the broody hen shot out of the kennel like a greased pig so I put her eggs back in the nest and will try again tomorrow I guess.
So the forecast for the rest of the week is a slight chance (like less than 15%) of a thunder storm each day until the weekend. I am going to roll the dice and cut the front field tomorrow I think and hope I can mange to get it baled before it rains on it. I really can't wait any longer. The back field has gone so long now I doubt the hay is going to be worth much now anyway but I might try and cut it as well.
I was reading today where Louisiana is getting flooded bad and New York is under such a heat wave that electric lines are bursting into flames. Seems like screwed up weather is literally everywhere this year.
Maybe someone is trying to tell us all something?
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!!