Buffy the Orpington gave up on hatching eggs on Friday. She decided quite suddenly that she wanted nothing more to do with motherhood; none of the eggs appeared to be viable. I think it may have been too cold for her to incubate them. We'll try again if she goes broody later this year.
This left me with thirteen eggs that had been sitting under a warm chicken for two weeks.
I did not want to throw them in the regular trash. Pick-up day is Thursday.
I did not want to put them into my compost heap.
I did not want to dispose of them in the woods where the dogs would sneak off for a special treat.
But I did find a new groundhog hole last week.
They rolled down very nicely and disappeared from view and out of dog reach. I put about half in the front door and half in the back door.
If anyone is living there now, he has been served with his eviction notice.
I have no pressing need to see Moe's handsome puss on corporate packaging, and I don't need a new vacuum cleaner, but I'd hoped to raise some money for the Montana dogs. It's frustrating being here now, and unable to do much of anything.
I am now diligent about cleaning all air filters and screens and sweeping/blowing/vacuuming all chaff from the mower and tractor after every use.
Friday I somehow lost the lower right arm of the three-point hitch while clipping the hayfield and the field that was once planted in corn. Cannot find it out there.
Today the little bitch started to overheat, and I cannot figure out why. It has lost radiator fluid but I can't find a leak. I'd hoped to finish the clean-up clipping this week, before things start to grow.
The last couple days he's whined in his crate in the morning, even after being let out for the morning pee. Turns out he wants to join everyone up on the big bed -- I've never allowed him up, but he sees the other guys enjoying the Good Life With Eiderdown.
He's still skinny, but is now passing away from the age of roly-poly puppy and into the skinny kid phase. His coat is shining up really nicely. He will never grow into his ears.
He's a neat pup, and I would like to see him in a secure position as a farm dog and best buddy