Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Chicks are Growing
Springtime has a way of creeping up on you and suddenly
its summer. This week has been like the first week of summer in the
Midwest. My favorite time in Michigan was the week around June first.
The days are long, nights are cool and if you stand very still near
a maple tree you can hear it grow.
|Ninety days later we are almost ready to plant the
tomato sets I started way back in January.
(See Valentine's Day blog) These sets are the best looking I've
ever grown. They were brought into our bay window each night and
we lit them with a bright light for a few hours. Previous tomato
sets were spindly and leggy, sad from not enough warmth and light.
But these look good and they are just about ready to go in the ground.
Usually I wait until Mid-April or the first of May but I think that
the warm spring weather this year will favor planting them a little
earlier. My box of wall-o-waters is out and ready if there is a
The warm weather here has been fine for the remaining new baby
birds in my brooder.The remaining eight chicks all look like they
will survive. When I went out to take a picture of them the size
difference at one week and two weeks old is pretty amazing. They
are all lively and skittish now, so I think that they are healthy
and will likely survive to become my new laying flock. They mystery
chick is larger than the leghorns. I wonder what he will turn
out to be? (Most of the mystery birds are males, so I'm playing
the odds but I still don't know for sure. Stay turned for an update...)