The Silkies are coming!
Silkies are a particular breed of chicken which I find to be adorable. If you’ve raised chickens before perhaps you know of them. They are tinier than normal chickens, and they lay tinier eggs, but they are funky-looking in a very cute way, and I just find them to be a very enjoyable chicken.
Anyway, I have twelve Silkie eggs in the incubator, and they are due to hatch tomorrow. I’m excited about their arrival in a way only those with chickens could understand.
And then on the 16th my Cream Legbars are due to hatch. We are going to raise Cream Legbars because they lay the prettiest blue eggs you will ever see, and they demand a pretty good price since hardly anyone in our area raised them. They are in high demand and we should do pretty well with them. I have twelve more Cream Legbar eggs I need to put in the incubator today for a hatch twenty-one days from today.
Of course that means I need to build a new coop, but that’s a labor of love and I enjoy doing those projects.
I just finished a quail tractor for the farm. We’ll move that out to the farm tomorrow and introduce some quail to a new home.
And the farmers market opens next week, where we will sell quail eggs, chicken eggs, and the goat cheese from our son’s farm.
Ya gotta love spring, even though here spring is a bit damp and chilly.
We aren’t even close to planting our garden. We have the strawberries planted, and potatoes and garlic, but I’m afraid we are a bit behind on the rest of the garden . . . maybe this weekend if I can get the taxes done quickly.
That’s about it from our little slice of heaven.