Hi there Homestead fans and hope you’re all having a great week so far.
You’ll notice a slightly different title of this weekly post and I’ve decided to change it up a bit since there have been oh about four times now that it was not on a Monday that I published the peek at the previous week, making me feel guilty😲
It was an exciting week last week for sure…..I found our first duck egg! Yippe yahoo weehee! Since finding that first lonely egg, I have found more and yes they are getting larger all the time! Aflac too has started laying so finding two a day is pretty cool, it just never gets old….that feeling of finding eggs! Truffles and Aflac like to lay in the middle of the yard and very early every day, while my hens typically start early and have been known to go until 5:00pm! It’s a twenty-four hour cycle for both chickens and ducks, but for some reason my hens sometimes switch it up…go figure. They always lay in the nest boxes, but there is that stray egg sometimes I find on the coop floor, in the run or right under their favorite tree, I’m thinking the girl just didn’t make it to the box in time!
As I mentioned in a previous post, I had added two more next boxes in the main coop, oh sure they’ve been in them and checked them out, but to date no layers. Hmmmm, well tomorrow I’ll add curtains for them. They have nest box curtains for their “laying privacy” and I’m thinking perhaps they feel too “exposed” instead of behind their happy curtains. Hold tight ladies, mama will add curtains. Ahhh after all, happy hens happy eggs and well because they like curtains…..jus sayin!
Our weather has been quite warm, fine with this girl for sure! I was told yesterday that for the next couple of weeks we’re suppose to have 90 degree days, again am I complaining??? Nope! Here where we live in Southern Oregon it’s high desert climate so no humidity. Yep, it’s perfect hair days every day ladies! But after living back east with that weather and the humidity, to me this is utopia!
Larkin and Spencer have gotten a new little routine, they like to do some day time free ranging. Every so often, mainly when I’m outside I’d let them out to roam around, but now they are really liking it and even if I’m not right there with them, they enjoy just hanging out under a shady spot, munching on a little weed here and there….um to clarify….weeds not weed haha. Although I wish they would eat more weeds in general, but then again they’d be giant Pygmies at that rate!! They’re sweet as can be and just like hanging close to the house, I’m constantly looking out for them, and the one day I actually walked outside the front gate, caught something in the corner of my eye and it was Larkin! Just standing there still as can be! I just laughed and said oh look a new garden ornament! For those concerned…..even with them “wandering”….they’re never out of sight or far and we aren’t even near roads or have to worry, they are safe and I only do this when I am home, never when out. They’ve also got a new little routine at night of wanting snuggles and kisses at night, oh these Pygmies! They’ve always been little love bugs, but lately they just seem to want even more, could it be because of Austin now? Could very well be. These critters all never stop to amaze me with what they think and do.
Enjoy the week in photos!
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