Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Ducks Finally Have Names!

Last weekend was fabulous. I had nearly a four day weekend (I only worked three hours on Friday) and then had Monday off because of Native American Day.

The chickens started the habit of burying their eggs in the straw for me to find. They especially have been fond of burying them in their straw hut. I got pretty tired of crawling around on my hands and knees (kneeling in chicken crap) to find my breakfast. So on Monday, I took all the straw out and off of the floor so the naughty chickens can't lay in it. Ever since I did that, I've been finding most of the eggs in the nest boxes.

I still only have one leghorn laying eggs. I wish the other one would hurry up. The white eggs are so cute and small! I have been averaging 6-7 eggs per day and I currently have a little over two dozen sitting in my fridge. It's a good thing I love omelets! I haven't sold any eggs yet, but I should probably get on it.

Sally, BBQ, Fluffy, and Fibby have been laying massive eggs. If you bought them in the store, they would be classified as jumbo eggs. I still haven't figured out what I would sell those for per dozen, but I am quite content with eating the huge ones myself. I got one egg this week from Sally that had a MASSIVE yolk. Atta girl!
This yolk was huge!

This is the fermented feed that I like to feed the ladies. They love it!


I finally decided on names for my two ducks....Kim(belina) and Karen....named after the two best friends a girl could ask for. My nickname for my human named Kim is Kimbelina- so that's where that came from. 

My favorite manwhore, Francis, has been tearing up a couple of my chickens. He gets a little rough when he is loving up the ladies, so I bought a couple of chicken saddles for his two favorite hens- Fibby and BBQ. They look quite fancy in their pink, flower-patterned saddles. It looks like they are wearing capes!
Fibby and her new saddle!

I had yesterday off of work to clean my house. My dad and his buddies are here to hunt pheasants and with as much cat hair and messes that the kitties make, it takes me several hours to get the house clean. The only thing my vacuum cleaner sucks is.... at life!!! So thankfully, my wonderful in-laws let me use their vacuum every once in a while. My vacuum cleaner doesn't believe in sucking up cat hair. Candy's vacuum cleaner would suck up a small child if you let it. I love that thing! I'm working on convincing the husband to let me buy a $600 vacuum just like it. He's not convinced it's amazing but I have yet to see him use one.... :)

Last night, Dad's buddy Bob was so kind to take us out to supper. We went to a little bar in the next town over that has pretty good steaks for a small town bar. It was SO good! I'm so grateful for his generosity!  He said he's trying to butter and love me up so I let them stay at my house every time they go hunting...hahaha! I'm glad to have them stay here because it is fun to host guests. I love cooking and doing things to prep for guests. Yesterday I made them some really healthy muffins to take with to snack on in the field. Jack is absolutely in love with Bob's dog Gus. It is so fun watching him play!
Jack and Gus having fun


Yesterday, I attempted to make biscuits by biffed them because I added baking soda instead of baking powder....They tasted like CRAP! Plus, they had an aftertaste that would NOT leave my mouth....Easy chicken food and dog snacks, I guess.... So this morning I made a new batch and they are pretty tasty. I plan to make biscuits and sausage gravy for them this morning. I was up before 6 baking in the kitchen. I love being a little Leighbie homemaker!


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