I think everyone knows I work full time and want so much to be home on the farm full time. I know my time will come soon and in the meantime I cherish every minute I can get outside. Since I’ve had the “crud” (what hubby calls congestion), I haven’t been able to go out for fear of getting pneumonia which I’m prone to. BUT, one afternoon this week I went to the henhouse to talk to the girls and see how everything was going.
Hubby has been taking care of them for me and making sure they have plenty of feed and water and gathering the eggs. He is so good too me!! Man was I shockedwhen I walked into the henhouse!! Their roost needs a major cleaning underneath and someone has been sleeping in the nests at night. I know now why the eggs needed extra care at cleaning each evening before going in the cartons.
I’m so hoping this weekend proves to be a little warmer and sunny so I can get out for an hour or so. I have a door under the roost on the back of the henhouse for cleaning and it doesn’t take long to clean it out. My walnut and pecan trees will get some good fertilizer from that as well as the rhubarb patch. The nesting material will have to come out and be replaced and I’ll have to time it just right so as not to interrupt any laying that may occur.
My girls have been doing quite well the last two weeks and I’m getting 12-16 eggs a day. The neighbors are real happy the “Fresh Eggs for Sale” sign is back up and hubby is tickled he’s getting fresh pound cakes again.
I love my weekends on the farm!!