It has been a nice quiet week on the farm. Not much going on – it is always nice to occasionally have some weeks like that.
We are now on day 9 of our incubation. We candled eggs and had 10 infertile out of 75 (87% fertility) which isn’t great, but it isn’t terrible either. We have had 9 early deaths so far, which seems very high for our norm, but we are dealing with first-generation birds from low-altitude hatching at high altitude and we found previously that our hatch rates are much lower with the first generation than with later generations. So that leaves us with 56 eggs still alive in the incubators.
We have an unfinished basement and we are beginning to slowly work at finishing it how we want it. This week we started by building the first wall of the pantry/larder/root cellar area. Last year we built some really nice shelves in this area
then in the fall we added the root cellar veggie racks…
and now we are working to close the room in. We got the first wall up and hope to get the next wall and door in soon.
The girls and I have continued forward with our projects. I have been knitting some dish cloths, and Little Miss is making matching scrubbies to go with them.
Little Miss is also cross stitching a bookmark.
And Sunshine is working on a long-term cross stitch project of a garden ABC sampler.
Yay for nice laid-back winter weeks!