Our newest 'crop' of baby chicks were hatched on Wednesday. And they came to live at Pieceful Harbor on Thursday. There are 89 chicks there. 37 of them are ours and 52 of them belong to our neighbor. We have the space to brood them all so they are living in our barn till they sprout feathers. That should be about 3-4 weeks. Then they will be transferred to a chicken tractor for the remainder of the 8 weeks till they all go to Freezer Camp.
This morning, John Pace brought his granddaughter, Annabelle, over to see the baby chicks. She also wanted to see the cows. Here she is, hand-feeding range cubes to (from left to right) Aggie, Rosie, Beast, and Belle. Rosie is almost a year old, Beast and Belle will be a year old in October, and Aggie is almost 4 years old (I think). They love, love, love range cubes.
This weekend is Labor Day here in the U.S. A day to venerate the laborers who built this country. A day off for almost all people (except retail workers; sigh). And the unofficial end of summer. The weather has been sublime the last few days. Cooler temps and light breezes, low humidity, autumnal sunshine. They say this week the temps and humidity will go up again...but not for long. I can smell autumn in the air....my happy season!
Came home from shopping yesterday and made a batch of Ginger Molasses cookies...yum! I don't know why I don't bake more often - it's fun and mostly easy. But if I did it more often, we'd all be more rolly-polly than we already are. At least when I DO bake now, it's a treat!
I'm off to sew or knit or something fun, and just for me. Have a great week. Thanks for stopping by.