The homestead is thriving despite the schizophrenic weather these days.
The crops are growing like crazy and it is exciting to see the flowers beginning on my veggie plants. These lovely little blossoms are the prelude to tasty, fresh vegetables on my dinner table (excuse the chicken photo-bombing in the corn picture).
I haven’t been able to build the chicken tractor for the Black Copper Marans yet, but they were stinking up the back room so bad, they are now residing on the front porch in a dog crate. Tonight is their first night outside, so hopefully all will go smoothly.
I have been working much more than usual at the hospital and it has been really tough to keep up with everything around here. It is certainly a good reminder of why I went to baylor shift in the first place!
The mealworms have developed into the next stage, larvae. They look like weird little aliens ready to be awoken from the dead. They lay perfectly still except when you touch them, then their tails flip wildly. It’s a little on the creepy side. I moved the larvae to a new drawer, so hopefully in the coming weeks beetles will emerge from those weird alien bodies.
And to answer everyone’s question, STILL no Lady-Bug piglets. If and when they ever arrive, I am going to throw one heck of a piglet welcoming party. Pig plates, pig napkins, pin the tail on the pig, the whole nine yards.
Now to leave you with this lovely expression I caught the Barred Rock giving me when I dared to do something other than feed her while I was outside.