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I saw this video on Retro Housewife Goes Green (http://retrohousewife05.blogspot.com/) and was stunned by the image of the baby albatross carcass filled with plastic. I'm sending it to Oprah and encourage my readers to do the same, as well as to share it with others.
Things have started to pick up on the farm. We had two hens decide to go broody - that is incubate some eggs - but the breeds we have aren't particularly good at motherhood. One chick hatched so that mother promptly abandoned the other eggs so we won't get any more chicks out of her. I haven't gotten a photo of the chick yet. First my daughter had my camera, then the mama hen decided she didn't like me handling her baby and attacked me. So, I've left her alone for now. Since we have so many different breeds of chickens, we're not sure what combination the chick is; right now, it's light yellow with a few tiny dark spots on it. (The "mama" might not even be the mother as the hens share nesting boxes. Our other sitting hen is still sitting; I'm starting to think she won't be hatching any chicks.
We have asparagus coming in so I've been busy eating and freezing it. My hubby picked a few strawberries this morning so we have those to look forward to. The lettuce and other greens that I put in planters are coming in so I'll be having a few fresh salads soon. Looks like the growing season is here!