Saturday, July 24, 2010

Summer Slipping Away

As summer slips away, I'm starting to think about that final rush to get things done before winter. It's been hot and humid, making it miserable to get outside and do things that should be done. Lucky for me, the actual needs are significantly less than what is on my todo list. Yesterday I picked up 7 chicks from a friend's place. They are a cross between Americana and Barred Rock. We also have a couple dozen eggs in a borrowed incubator. First hatch is on Aug 5, second is on Aug 8. As you can see from the varied egg colors, we'll have a mix of breeds from this hatch. This is the first time we have hatched out our own chicks!

I've been distracted lately and the pile of books is growing. Current reading list includes C.H. Douglas's Social Credit, which is not as dry as I expected, and Leonard Mlodinow's The Drunkard's Walk.