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Monday, April 30, 2007

The weekend and a little education

We did not fix the field fence, instead I pulled a half acre of fence and T-posts. And now I have man arms, or so say I to my husband who thinks that is hilarious. We also unloaded all that lumber we bought. Needless to say that I am sore.

More of the garden was tilled, but we did not get to some of the other project that are needed. And Killi, to heat a goat pen, in my lingo, is to put up an electric fence. Something else I didn't get to. But containing the hens seems to be working.

My oldest son is doing the Art, Lit and science Fair today. He picked a visual science project. The Complete Egg Cycle; from hen to hen. I will be taking 2 of the frizzle chicks to school today. I don't know if this will be good or bad with how the children treat him. He wanted to take the Cornish birds, but I thought the uniqueness of the Frizzles would score a few points. We shall see. He did a great job though, he has the entire process and two possible outcomes for the egg, hatching or eating. I will take photos and tell you how it went. Keep your fingers crossed for him, not to win, but that the kids act better towards him.

A few of the images on his presentation;


Close-up of immature Ova and mature Ovum

6 comments:

Tim Appleton (Applehead) said...

That's great... We were just discussing how many eggs were in the hen when one was laid....That one pic looks familar...

Cheryl said...

Sounds like a great project - fingers crossed!

Celeste said...

Great!!!

Carla said...

That looks like one great science project. Wow!

Killi said...

I understand about heating goat pens now, I had visions of portable heaters/fires/ underfloor heating being installed for them! It's not that far removed from "hot-wiring" a field with electric fencing as we have here (a hot wire is usually an extra plain electrified wire added to the fence).

I hope the presentation goes well for your son ~ it looks as if he's put a lot of work into it. As I write this, I have a chick hatching ~ the only 1 from my most recent hatch. Apparently everybody is having humidity problems this year with their incubators ~ I rang a smallholding company up for help & herbal grass mix:

http://www.ascott-dairy.co.uk/acatalog/Supplements_and_Herbal_Grass_Seed.html

Jeff Roberts said...

The project looks cool! As for "man arms"...

She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. (Proverbs 31:17)

Hey, that's an attribute of a virtuous woman!

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