Thursday, May 7, 2009

Life

I cannot believe it's been over a week since my last blog entry. As John Lennon said, life is what happens when you're busy making plans. Much has been happening in family and farm life. My son finished his first year of college - yay! - and I had to go help him move from the dorm back into the house. Meanwhile, my daughter is wrapping up her senior year of high school. She attended a prom with some friends so there was a lot of activity around that event. We have also been busy planning the home school graduation ceremony. We had to put together a slide show which meant I had to learn how to scan photos onto my computer plus we had to write a biography to be read at the ceremony. We had another shopping excursion to purchase a dress for the ceremony - we decided to forgo the caps and gowns - and still have to buy shoes. In the midst of all this, school is still taking place.

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!

1 comment:

Lisa Sharp said...

Wow you have had a lot going on! Congrats to your kids!