Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Community and Chicks

Shew - some days don't flow as easily as others do. I am content. It doesn't all have to be done in a day. Today was filled with cleaning, baking, troubleshooting, table fellowship, community and chicks on the move. 

 After I got dad up and through the morning routine, I mopped all the floors while he read the paper.  

I spent a considerable amount of time troubleshooting and researching why a webpage I was working on had disappeared. By the end of the day, it was figured out and fixed...and I felt good about the whole process. LOL 

In the meantime, I baked scones and cookies. I did NOT make it to the store and will need to do that tomorrow.  I have been using about 4 different scone recipes and today I played with the recipe a bit more. Stacia said these are good. I think I'll add some zest in the future. I think I could do a variety of fruits...and I could do some cinnamon or maple or pumpkin spice...but I'm getting it figured out. LOL 

Stacia and I got dinner on the table for Mike and Dad and then we went to Ceceilia's for the night. Five of us sat around her table for a couple of hours. I loved it. We ate scones & cookies, drank hot drinks, and talked....laughed a lot too. I was glad Stacia joined us...she's in the process of transitioning from youth to women's group.

Michael had been building a home in the garage for the chicks. We moved them from their Kiddie Pool brooder out to the garage.  They are five weeks old. We've never had a noisier batch of chicks...and we usually have 24 chicks at a time. LOL 

Their new space is bigger. They have a big feeder and waterer - which will save time for us. I don't think they will be able to tip these over. Michael also put the heat plate and a small roosting bar he made for them in the box.  The top has a frame covered with chicken wire to keep them in the box. 

And that is ALL we got done today.  It's been raining all day so I've not planted anything more...and that is starting to bother me. LOL  It's so QUIET tonight in the scratching and cheeping and pecking...