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Aug 27, 2010

Today is the Day to Get Fertilized Eggs for Bantam Chicken

I have decided to visit my neighbor down the road and buy some fertilized eggs from her for my lonely little Bantam chicken, Henny Penny.  Henny is so depressed.  I miss all my chickens and ducks running around clucking and quacking and having a wonderful time roaming the property.  Smiles were never in short supply.

Plus with all those peaceful critters running around I also had a Koi pond water garden.  We have dug a new small pond in the back and yesterday I bought Bentanite (clay granules that expand when wet) to seal the pond. 

Larry is working to get his 1973 Satah tractor running good again and when he does (he thinks today), he's going to work the bentanite into the clay soil.  Then we fill it with water and start over with new fish.  My other Koi were 15" and it took years to grow them that big.  Who knows? Maybe someone around here has more Koi than they want and will give me one or two.

Aug 19, 2010

Henny Penny -- Our Lonely Little Hen

Her name for several years was Quail -- because she looked different from the other Bantams we had.  She didn't have the puffy top on her head.  But now we call her Henny Penny.

The weather heatwave has gone, and this and that projects are done, so we are going to improve her henhouse and make room for her to hatch some fertile eggs.  I think she will be so much happier with some children to care for.