Tuesday, January 24, 2006

It's another unnaturally nice, warm day here in the mountains. When I took monkey to school this morning I heard the forecast for tomorrow and it sounds like we may get some snow. I should enjoy the day while I can. I got home, started to pour some coffee and the phone rang. It was Monkey's teacher. Monkey wasn't feeling too well. So I climbed back in the car and headed back to civilization to pick up Monkey. She's now in her pajamas, lounging and drinking grape juice.

As I was mentioning on the spring planning I forgot to mention livestock. By livestock, I mean poultry. I need to buy an incubator this week. Monkey's class is getting ready to start a unit on birds and we're going to hatch some of the chicken eggs. I'm also getting an order ready with a few friends for new chicks. I would like some Buff Orpingtons, a few more Wyandottes, a Speckled Sussex or two, and a couple of Ameraucanas (they lay blue eggs!). Most of the others want the Ameraucanas or Araucanas. I have a friend with Buff Orpingtons who has offered me eggs (another reason to purchase an incubator). Big Daddy wants turkeys, geese and ducks. I think the geese and ducks are mainly a reason for him to build a pond. I said an outright NO to the suggestion of Peacocks. Several of the hatcheries offer "farmyard" packages of a couple of turkeys, a goose or two and several ducks, but I'm not sure if I get to pick what breeds - and I do tend to be particular. So, our animal menagerie will by growing. Stay tuned for updates.


  1. We are about to order poultry, too. It's potentially even MORE exciting than my recent seed-ordering binge.

    I know a guy who raises peacocks. They're LOUD. Spectacular when they come down from their tree roosts, yes, but LOUD.

  2. Boy, am I ever using a lot of CAPITAL LETTERS today. Yeesh, sorry. ;-)

  3. no peacocks, ever. :)