mary won at bingo the other night. yesterday we headed to town as fast as indians with per cap in their pockets. we went to a coupla flea market places. we didnt spend much though. i bought some cds. i found 6 skeins of rug yarn for less than a buck apiece. thats cheaper than the auction sites where they go for 5 to 10 bucks each. i use the yarn to make bases for roaches.
we went to a soul food place for lunch. we ate there before. they cook whole catfish. we ordered it with a side of fries. i also bought some seafood gumbo for supper. i ordered some red beans and rice but didnt get them. i didnt notice that until i got to lake shawnee.
we went to lake shawnee to eat. our food was still hot. i didnt want to drive all the way home to eat cold food. i drove to the south end of the lake. a bald eagle has a nest there. we seen it as we were eating our meal. that is good mojo. i got out and took a picture even though it was on the other side of the water. my zoom lens got me a closer picture.
i had chores to do when i got home. i had to refill the metal trash can that holds my chicken feed. i learned to store feed in them after i had a problem with mice munching out on my feed. after i filled the can i fed the chickens and gathered the eggs. i found 10 eggs.
my nephew asked me if i wanted 6 more chickens. i said sure i will take them. it isnt any extra work. i gotta feed and water the ones i have every day anyway. his son brought them over. he brought 6 black chickens. they are 2 and a half years old. they are still laying. they will be soup when they quit laying.
one of those chickens must be a rooster. he squared off with my red island red rooster. later the barred rock took that black rooster on. i didnt know my barred rock was a rooster until i seen him fight like a rooster. i will have to butcher the two roosters and probably the last two hybrid hens i kept.
i now have 18 hens with the new ones that joined my flock. i am getting eggs every day. i am starting to get a surplus of eggs. i sell my eggs for $2 a dozen. that is cheap for big, brown cage free eggs. i wont get rich but i can use the money to buy feed.
dont know if its too early to think of gardening yet. i have been anyway. i think this year i will try no till gardening. i will burn off the patch that layed fallow last two seasons. i will cut a furrow into the ground to plant seeds. i will also burn off the garden spot i had last year. i will plant a cover crop in that field.
i took off a day yesterday but will work on a roach today.