|Goldie and Cleo inspect dust bathing pan|
|Goldie backing up into corner|
Ha! What do I know. First of all, Goldie was So Not Happy with this coat--backing up and trying to get out from it--that finally I just picked her up and put her on the roost, where she sulked, and the other hens pecked at the coat! This morning, the two gals who have been laying steady, laid their eggs on the floor instead of in the nest box. Why?? Goldie still is not happy---backing up and trying to get out of the coat. I know from the makers of this apron that this is a normal reaction, so I wasn't surprised. But this hen has had a coat on all summer when she had a bare back, however this one has the shoulder pads with a very loose, Very Loose, elastic around the neck. I have cut the elastic off, to see if that will help her get used to the thing. It is so wild that the other hens are pecking her, even now. What gives? Why all of a sudden? Even loser hen Baby is pecking her! I don't know why they started--maybe they are doing it now because her coat is so not what the others are wearing. Definitely have to keep an eye on things out there.
|Alpaca dyed for blending|
Now on to more projects. First on the list is a replacement scarf for someone who lost the one they bought from me. They liked it so much they want another. Not normally one to replicate, I will in this case as they really are sad they lost it. So much so that they want to buy another! That is OK with me. And I still toil on the cable sweater for myself. It will get done! Pretty soon it will be seed starting time again with all that goes with it. Hard to believe. The days are getting longer, the cold is less harsh---we move on towards Spring with a smile and a song!