|Annie, where she'd rather be than school|
Mama Hen did not produce any chicks. Shortly after the last post I had to put her back into the cage as another hen was trying to lay her eggs in Mama's nest. Once in the cage she abandonded the remaining egg and after two days of sitting on nothing at the back of the enclosure she was ready to rejoin the flock. My next dilemma in the chicken world is that I have discovered that "Baby", who always is hanging around the nest boxes, yet never apparently laying, has actually been eating the eggs she finds. So! As this Will Not Do, the only recourse is The Pot. She never appears to lay, avoids the rooster like crazy and is the lowest in the peck order, consequently, The Pot seems my only option. Or clipping her beak, which I do not intend to try.
Had a quiet day at East Poultney Day. The rain held off until the afternoon, but it was so hot and sultry that not many people were out and about. The good part of the day was that I was contacted by a young woman about doing a spinning demonstation at a two day sheep dog trial. This will be September 8 and 9 at Merck Forrest. It's exciting to me as I love to talk about the craft, its importance in the past and its place in the future. I have never done a solo thing before this. It is an exciting challenge. Fortuately I am almost done spinning my warp for the wedding present and will be able to concentrate on getting ready for Merck.