a mish-mash: mother's day, scissor beak, pullets (teenage chickens) roosting on goats, garden report
Our pullets are growing and have discovered a new roost. The near pullet is sound asleep and doesn't wake up as Alex wanders about. Alas one of our pullets has scissor beak. We are still checking, but we doubt that much can be done for her. When she starts to starve we'll have to put her down. Just exactly how this works I don't want to think about. And speaking of impending sorrow, our beloved Joy (13 year-old house-rabbit) has a rapidly growing lump.
On to good news: the asparagus we planted has come up. We have nine raised vegetable beds, all full. Andy is having a great time with baseball; he hits almost every game. I am deep-purging the house (every cupboard, every storage bin, every sock drawer, nothing is safe) in preparation for a big garage sale and to raise money for my van; we've outgrown our station wagon.
We are having a beautiful spring with a just the right mix of rainy days (indoor work gets done) and sunny days (outdoor work). Some days are a mix of both.