It has been a good week. I have worked hard in the ER all week, and we were still able to get things done around the homestead.
We added a dust bath to the Chicken Palace to help keep pests off the girls. We combined Diatomaceous Earth and dirt in a dish tub. We buried this slightly so it wouldn’t tip over when the girls hopped up on the side. Dust bathing is super important for chickens, it helps them fight off pests that live on their skin.
We also added grit, which helps them digest food in their crop, and oyster shell, since the girls are only 6 weeks away from laying age!
Our garden is producing literally hundreds of tomatoes, I have never seen so many tomatoes on a plant before. It is like a tomato jungle in our raised bed garden.
Oliver and I spent some quality time together this week.
However, shortly after, Oliver ate my entire kiwiberry plant I have been nurturing for months, and I almost turned him into kiwiberry flavored bacon. Luckily for him, I think he is pretty cute.
Poor Sawyer got terribly sick this week with the 100 degree weather, but with some extra care, a fan and a big bottle of ice water to lay up against, he turned around in a few days.
Neil and I are working on an exciting new feature to add to Homestead Redhead, and I can’t wait to share it with you. It is going to be super fun!
On Monday, I officially begin my last year in my twenties. Getting older can be a tough pill to swallow, but after some deep reflection, I am choosing to have a positive attitude. I am in such a fantastic place in my life, I have an amazing homestead, family, friends and partner. I literally could not ask for a more blessed life. I can’t wait to see what the coming year will bring, bring it on 29!
Until next time…