4 days ago
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Hmmm, yes, well...a peacocks rear is probably what you expected to see first thing when you opened up todays blog entry from me, but even the backside of a peacock is pretty to me. Emerald hasnt gotten in his big boy feathers yet to impress the girls, but he is working on his angle, practicing. The white one is a boy too, but he doesn't display as much as Emerald does. Right now I can't remember his name, so forgive me.
Okay, so here are two shots that aren't all rear end...
In the fishpond news, it isnt good news. Unfortunately I really didn't THINK ( I know, big surprise) about how HOT it is out here with no shade, and that the pond was BLACK and would just soak up the heat from the sun. I managed to kill the two fish that Teddy gave me. On the upside, she ribbed me about it and said I did in one day what she has been trying to do for sometime now. Nobody seemed very upset to see these fish die except me. I told Ian, Shelby, Teddy, and no one seemed to really care, so I quit beating myself up about it. In light of this, I won't be getting any more fish for the pond until I come upon a good solution of keeping the pond cooler. Shade is the obnious choice but I was also reminded of what I do to keep all the buckets and pails of water cool for the animals drinking water, something that may have saved the lives of the fish, but, the thought came too late. I freeze 2 liter drink bottles filled with water and toss them into the drinking water of all the animals and rotate them out once they are melted with more frozen ones.
On a happier note, my best serama girl was sitting on five little tiny eggs under a pallet laying beside the sultan pen and after 21 days has hatched out five perfect
little babies. Saturday night came a terrible torrential downpour. Lightning, thunder, heavy rain, lots of wind. We were on the road home from Newnan going up Highway 27 headed right for the storm, and it was a storm for sure. I am not going to risk my life for chickens, but as soon as I felt it was safe after we got home I ran out and lifted the pallet and made a pocket with the front of my shirt and put the babies in there and carried mom in. I put them in a carrier and put a heat lamp on them. I was so afraid she would sit on them even if under the pallet was flooded and would end up drowning them. It was damp under there, but not as bad as I thought it would be. Enough talk, here are Sheila and her babies. One picture is of Jack, Sheila, and the babies. :) Daddy had liked this little fellow and I named him after Daddy. After these two paired up, her name became my Mamas name of course.
The duckies have grown so much...I can't tell them apart, but I named them, Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo, and Tod, like the name Todd, except one d, for The Other Duck. ;) They are a fun bunch.
Its time for me to close this entry now. Two days in a row is a record for me isnt it? Maybe I will surprise us all and have an entry tomorrow too. ;)