I feel like spring is in the air with the new life here on Two Moose Farm. Baby chicks arrived today and although we have lost two, one was crushed by the others during shipping and one was being pecked on by the others (which is usually a sign something is wrong with it, the rest seem to be doing well. Here is a video of when they first arrived
As you can imagine it’s quite noisy but they do have their quiet times and seem to have quieted down more now that I have added an oil lamp to the brooder for light.
Little Racer has become a pest. He does really well outside playing with Etta until one of us goes outside or he hears something inside-today he heard the chicks and had to come investigate. His curiosity got the better of him and he proceeded to jump into the brooder and that ended his meet and greet with the chicks.
Here is a video of Racer and you will hear Missy in the background reprimanding my son Caleb for daring to mess with the babies.
We will begin our rabbit breeding season again in the next couple of weeks so we can be sure to have plenty of Easter Bunnies available. Don’t worry though we have a program that keeps the rabbits out of the shelters. Rabbits are so cute to so many until they become adults. Personally I think rabbits make great pets as they are easily litter box trained, can be taught to fetch, sit up and many other tricks. They are very clean animals who love attention.
Spring is in the air and I am noticing more and more green growth out here during my walks. I so want to hurry it up but I know that winter could arrive at anytime so will try to be patient. I will say that the thoughts of the greenhouse going up early have crossed my mind many times and I may have to sweet talk my dear hubby into beginning construction soon.
Weatherman is calling for snow next week but at the same time continued warm temps so I will expect rain as it appears to be the norm this year. One thing I have noticed is the ice is getting thinner so maybe breakup will not be so bad this year.
Well I am off once again to gaze at my gardening charts and dream of green things growing in abundance. If I can talk dear hubby into it, my greenhouse could be producing potatoes by May! Have a blessed weekend all.
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