Welcome to the New Guys!
These are our Cornish Cross chicks that arrived
from our local feed store by special order from
Cackle Hatchery in Lebanon, MO.
These are our first meat chicks so a very different
experience for me. They grow very quickly,
and are trying to eat and drink us our of house
and home! We will borrow the chicken tractor that
belongs to my husband's boss and house them in there
for a few weeks until butchering time, that is once
they are large enough to leave our house.
They arrived Wednesday and were very different than
the chicks that I incubate. They can't be very old
to be transported so I can tell they have grown
much larger and sturdier than my normal buffs.
They are always "ON"
It's like a party every hour, then the crash for a bit,
and then it's back to the party.
We lost one today. It wasn't looking very well this
morning but seemed to perk up a bit; however,
when we got done with our errands it was gone.
The others are looking well though.
The Bees arrive tomorrow!
We've got everything ready,
We both have EpiPens just in case.
Thirty thousand bees.
That's a lot of bees!
Especially when my husband is driving
them back from Des Moines- a 12 hour trip
tomorrow but he has a friend to go with him.
I have to stay and take care of the chicks.
We will have to feed the bees for awhile but I did
buy some flowers at the nursery. It is sort of a
gamble planting them now. April 15 is our last frost
date but you can't count on it. It's just a few flowers
to start them off, I saw bees on them at the nursery so
I figured ours would like them too.
Our big garden is not near ready, just our little side garden.
I'll get the smallest bed up there, which is by the hives, ready
either this afternoon or tomorrow before the bees arrive.
In the meantime I am trying to win that lottery!
$251 million in tomorrow's draw.
That's worth a $2 investment, you never know, you might win.