Tuesday, June 16, 2009

~~ Around the Homestead ~~

~ Fresh Broccoli ~

~ Missy & Little Tree having Fun ~

~ Nesting Time ~

~ Fresh Eggs ~

~ Ms. Guinea ~

~ 24 Eggs on the nest ~

It's that time of the year , when things get overwhelming around here. There's so much to do and so much I want to do , the garden is starting to produce. Last week the garlic was harvested , this week the broccoli is ready to harvest. The weeds are growing faster , the sun is getting hotter and the bugs want to eat you alive , makes gardening a little less desirable. But in the end , the results are worth it. Tonight we're having chicken and fresh broccoli stir-fry over rice. Oh yeah , the organic flour mix I made took care of the worms on the broccoli , it just took a few days.

I think all of the chickens are laying , we've gathered 46 eggs since they started laying two weeks ago this past Sunday. We're getting double yolk eggs from one of the hens , they're so large they don't fit into a carton. The fresh eggs taste so much better than store bought eggs , wish I had got chickens along time ago.

Ms. Guinea has gone broody , she stayed on the nest last night. Yesterday there were 24 eggs in the nest , not sure if she laid another egg yesterday. I closed her in with the cut wood that was nearby , she was still there this morning , so she made it through one night. It takes 28 days for the eggs to hatch , so I'll be watching her closely. I hope she'll be safe , well I need to get off the computer and go check on her. If any of my readers have had success with a broody guinea , I'd love to hear about it.

~ Green Blessings ~


Flassie's Fil'a said...

You need some of that lavender
spray on your body to keep the bugs away.

Cute pics of the kids.

Nice to get all those eggs.

Love Broccoli!

God Bless You and Yours!!!

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Have you seen this website?

Guinea Fowl

JoyceAnn said...

Flassie ,
I use a catnip spray to help keep the bugs away , but sometimes I forget to spray (sigh) , it works well though when I use it.

I haven't shared photos of the Grands in awhile , but I couldn't resist the garden hat photo.

Thanks , for the Guinea Fowl link , I have been to her site , but I missed the article about moving a guinea nest. It was quite informative , I really need to order her book.

~ Blessings ~