Tuesday, March 07, 2006

An Egg's a Pipping

My first egg is pipping. It’s a day early, but it looks like my first chick will hatch sometime this afternoon or early this evening. Hopefully that means lots of others will follow over the course of the next day or two.

Once these eggs have hatched, I’ve got another batch ready to go in the incubator. These will all be Bantam (banty) eggs and are for my neighbor. It will be interesting to see how many of those hatch out too.

I’ve got the brooder all ready to go. Tomorrow, I’ll put the light in it and begin heating it up for the new chicks. Just finished washing the feeder and waterer, so those will be ready also.

Sometime in the next week or two, Kevin and I are planning to get the garden ready for planting. With any luck, we’ll have an early spring and can get things in the ground a bit sooner than normal. (Usually it’s around mid May.)

This weekend tho, we’ll be busy at the sawmill. We cut eight pines this past weekend, so we’ll have about two and a half ton to cut into boards. First, we’ll have to haul them to the loading ramp. We were going to try to do that last Sunday, but it rained off and on and we finally told ourselves it would have to wait. But if we start early on Saturday, perhaps we can have it all milled out by the time we quit on Sunday afternoon. We’ll see how it goes.

For now, time to go check on my pipping egg one more time.

1 comment:

Susan Gets Native said...

Hi there! I found your blog while doing a search for the proper spelling of "pipping".
I am married to a freelance writer, so I know what it can be like.
I will be back to visit your blog later...I have bluebird hatching, and that's why I needed to know how to spell Pipping!