What a week last week was! A co-worker's daughter was in a bad car accident a week ago yesterday. She was driving when she ran off the road. She over-corrected and rolled the Suburban 4 or 5 times. She was the only one badly injured. She's in a neck brace for at least 8 weeks and cannot take it off, even to shower. She shattered a vertebrae in her neck and was inches from paralysis. She went home from the hospital on Friday. She was qutie lucky, to say the least. But that put her dad out of work for all of last week. So I was doing my best to handle my job and his. He is our inside salesman, so I spent quite a bit of time on the phone with customers and outside salesmen. But we got through it. It's always rough at work when anyone is out, as we are at our limit with personnel.
I entered a giveaway this morning! Pam and Farm Man over at A Southern Farm are doing another nest box giveaway. I didn't enter the last couple cause I thought others deserved to get it. But I am entering this time. I may not win, but it's still fun, nonetheless. Maybe you are interested?! Go check it out!
I spent the weekend doing things around the house. We had a couple more chicks hatch this weekend. There were three actually, but I think the other hens got a hold of one. It was missing the next morning, and I found just a small tuft of downy feathers. I gathered the two remaining ones and put them in a brooder box. We've still got four more hens sitting on eggs. They should all start hatching soon, I think. I didn't really keep up when they started sitting. And sometimes it's hard to tell when they don't sit constantly. I had a hen hatch some out at nearly four weeks once cause she wouldn't stay on the eggs. I almost threw them out!
My Garden is looking okay. My corn is growing cobs now. I have watermelons I'm hoping will be ready for my vacation in two weeks. My crookneck squash is all dying, though. Same thing happened last year. These stuid little beetles eat holes in the base of the stalk, climb in, and eat my plants from the inside out! Makes me so mad I could spit!
Our baby pigeon is out and about now. He's still a bit ugly with his oversized beak, but I'm sure he will grow into it. The white pair keep laying eggs, but none ever hatch. She sits for maybe two weeks, then abandons the egg. I put a pigeon egg under a chicken yesterday, but I'm not sure how that will work. She may crush the poor thing.
Sorry I haven't posted much lately. It just seems I always have more to do than I really have time for! I'm going on vacation in a couple of weeks. My family is driving up from Beeville, Texas. They have rented a large house out at Rodanthe (Yes, the same place as the movie Nights in Rodanthe) for a week. So I will probably be out there with them. They rented the house a couple of years ago, but I didn't go then. I couldn't get off work. I hear it has a private in-ground pool, and is only a block from the beach! It will just be nice to see them all again.