|Three days ahead of schedule|
As I stood in my kitchen Saturday afternoon, listening to the frantic peep of something outside (I thought), I happened to glance down at the incubator and - a quail had hatched! Three days ahead of schedule! Out of the 18 eggs I received from Alchemist Farm (I can't say enough good things about them), 9 eggs have hatched as of this morning. Two more have pipped, so there may be more.
One seems to have a problem with splayed legs, but the rest are thriving. I had forgotten how fast they move! The only safe way I can move them from incubator to brooder is in a little bucket with a towel laid loosely on the top.
Hot, humid weather has revisited us (will it NEVER go away?) so not much has been done outside. We are waiting for the arrival of the remnants of Florence tomorrow.
|My latest obsession|
Looking ahead at the weather forecast, our hot weather is finally going elsewhere and I have to start thinking about moving tender perennials inside. My sister gave me a beautiful mandevilla that needs to be over-wintered inside
and I still have to decide whether or not I will be overwintering my geraniums for another winter. Frugal me says, yes. It's going to be a little crowded with everyone jammed in - there's the lemon tree and the fig tree, too. We'll be nice and cozy...
Speaking of cozy, Slimmie has reached maximum relaxed mode...