2. We took SG's aunt to Ham's Orchard today. Peaches are in season - and they have like 40 varieties. We didn't buy peaches......we came home with strawberries, concord grape jam, muscadine cider, strawberry cider, fudge (in 5 of the *15* varieties they offered today!), and sour cream chicken enchilada casserole for dinner. :mmmmm: Oh, and pickled garlic and jalapeno-stuffed olives. Happy tummies today!
3. We also took her with us to buy replacement pullets. We came home with 12 - 2 each of Brahma, Silver-laced Wyandotte, Gold-laced Wyandotte, 2 red sex-link, 1 blue-laced Wyandotte (that...I think is just a blue Wyandotte, because I don't see any signs of lacing on her, but hey - she's pretty!), and 3 Americunas. We're going to go back in 2 months to get my blue-laced RED Wyandottes - they had *1* old enough to run with an established flock...but it was a roo. :sigh:
3a. While there, we got to see the Nigie/Pygmy cross goats they have. 1 kid was 24 hours old - the aunt LOVED that! It's weird, though.....they have like 30 goats, but they don't milk at all - and 2 of them had painful-looking udders. Full, tight, and almost dragging the ground. More milk than twins can drink in a day.....I...don't get it. At all. (And..they have 1500 chickens, but no egg-layers. They sell 'em as fast as they can...I don't really get *that*, either - if I have chickens, I'd better be getting something out of it; money isn't enough. Not with the amount of work that goes into factory-farming chickens from day-old to 2 month.) Again - if I have to put that much work into my goats, I'd better be getting some form of payout......selling kids won't cover her feed bills. (And the 2 goats? Had horns, so we couldn't have brought them home anyway. She didn't quite get that - but I do NOT do horns. I'm not going to risk my Nubian and Alpine udders - they're too valuable to me for that.)
4. Auntie and kids are outside planting stuff she brought with her. They're grumbling, but helping. (It's 94* and HOT out there - we had rain a bit this morning, which made it super-humid. Feels MUCH hotter than 94*. And no swimming while the Aunt is here - it would be rude, since she doesn't swim.)
5. I have 2 boxes that I need to close up and mail out. :sigh: I'll try to package them up tomorrow and go to the Post Office on Thursday.
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