Saturday EJ had to get a blood draw in preparation for his next medical checkup. He took a long-cut on the way there, which means he went down a less-traveled road. In the forests along the way, we saw hundreds of trillium flowers. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many. I tried to take pictures as we drove along, but all I got was blurs.
Sunday EJ worked at making the chickens and ducks a large wooden feeder because they empty the small store-bought feeder too quickly. The feeder is a prototype, which he will tweak until it’s just right. Once he gets the design the way he wants it, he might try to sell them.
While EJ was out in the garage building the feeder, I was inside making bread. When the bread was ready to bake, I turned on the oven to preheat it. While I waited for it to preheat, I did the dishes and wiped off the counter and stove. I put the bread in the oven and a few minutes later, EJ came into the house and commented, “Something smells hot.” I knew it wasn’t time for the bread to be done–it had only been in the oven for 15 minutes–but I checked on the bread and it was black on top. When I had washed the stove, I had accidentally nudged the oven control and the temp was set at about 500 degrees. Oops. We laughed about it.
Apparently we now live in an area that is known for morel mushrooms, so yesterday EJ, Danny, and I went on a mushroom hunt through our forest. We didn’t find any mushrooms, but we did have a wonderful Spring walk through the forest.
Today was another beautiful Spring day. It gets down into the 30s at night but it warms up during the day. We’ve had temperatures in the 50s-60s but it’s supposed to get warmer by the end of the week.
I hung some clothes out on the clothesline and enjoyed the beauty and the bird song as I worked. After I walked down to the mailbox for our mail, I videoed the beauty of the day. The ducks and chickens heard me and came out to their outdoor pen to greet me. They are so adorably funny. I can’t wait until the younger chicks are older enough to leave their horse trough and join the older ones. Here is the video I took of the beautiful day:
Our older chickens are New Hampshire Reds and the younger chicks are Rhode Island Reds. I looked up what they will each look like when they are full grown. I think we will have very beautiful chickens:
JJ texted me from work that he had heard that he made the Dean’s List at college. Whoo hoo! Way to go, JJ!