Wow, too much time has gone by since my last post! I try to put one out once a week. Thank you everyone for your comments and encouragment. I soo enjoy the comments.
We have been so busy lately. Busy with work, work around the house and just keeping up with things. The chickens are doing well and one of the two roosters is going to a new home this Friday where he will be "king of a new coop". A couple in town have a new flock of hens which are only about a week older than my little ones. I hope to be able to get a home for my one other rooster also. I had a hen (the same one!!) that went broody about a week and a half ago, she sat for about 3 days and then broke her brood and was ill. I thought I was going to lose her but she bounced back and is as good as new now! I gave her Citricidal in her water and raw, organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar. I have done a lot of reading on Citricidal and it has been shown to be very effective as a natural type of antibiotic. It is made from grapefruit seed and is the extract. Even the USDA stated that it is effective for bird flu and other ailments and for them to say a natural remedy is effective, you know it must be! I was disappointed she broke her brood as I was looking forward to more chicks, but am just glad she is well now!
Spring has been cold here and the winds have been strong. Today was a high of 67 and that is so strange for the middle of May! Normally, it's already hot. But, I'm not complaining as I am not a fan of summer here. But, I am complaining about the winds. It seems like for two weeks now it's been nothing but windy - strong winds!
The garden is disappointing but there is some chard that is growing well. Most everything else just seems to be stunted. I have no idea what is wrong. Since I sent my soil to a lab to be tested and added exactly what they suggested, I'm out of ideas at this point. Not being able to have a garden is one of the difficult things about being in the desert. I'm hoping things turn around for the other things planted, but I'm not getting my hopes up!
Well, that is my update! I hope all is well for everyone and that you all are enjoying a nice spring. I hope that those of you who are being effected by the heavy rains and storms are safe and well.