Yesterday morning was dark and gloomy with a smell of rain in the air. Strong storms and much rain were called for but didn’t happen. We are getting use to the change in weather. I can now see Carol K from my computer window eating the grasses and weeds in the new fencing.
A CURE FOR ROOSTER CROWING
Yesterday I received a Poultry Magazine in the mail . There was a small article about a collar for roosters. I investigated it on the internet and sure enough its true and it works. I so love Roosters especially Murphy who I raise from a chick. I love the sound of them crowing but not everyone likes the sound and Hazel’s crowing is downright annoying. The two boys are practicing their crowing now and they will be adding their song to Murphy’s/ I do really have to consider my neighbors so I plan to get a collar for Hazel and try it out and the get one for the two other boys.. They come in all sizes and are relatively inexpensive. They do not hurt the bird at all and I am wondering if they will give the rooster added life. The article explains a roosters crow, how they take in much more air then needed to make it happen this collar will restrict that big breath, they will still crow but it will be at the sound level as a hen. I just love this idea. Roosters are so needed on a farm. They are protectors of their hens, show them where the food is, take care of fights amongst the hens. Which means less pecking problems. They will fight to the death to keep their girls safe. I think I will raise my own replacement chicks from now on.
I have a bedside table which is always cluttered up with things and I have special books which I use a lot on the table too. I looked around and found a board and some shelf holders and yesterday I painted them all and today I installed them on a wall near my bed.
FARMERS MARKET RUG
Friday’s farmers market was wonderful, Nina, Jan and Jane came and spun while I worked on the rug. A gal came over to see what I was doing. The amazing thing is that she is the town foot Nurse in COlrain and she lived many years in New Foundland. SHe was secretary to a large Rug Hooking Group. She is a Rug Hooker. You just never know where you are going to meet people. I am hope to see her again and have a longer chat. Here is he progress on the rug. I do love the lavender color and how the dark of his wool makes a pattern in the border too. My rug hooking with yarn class this coming fall and winter will feature a small version of this rug.
My friend Francine sent me this wonderful poem by Emily Dickinson, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
“Hope” is the thing with feathers
That perches on the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all
Hope you have a wonderful day today and thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog. Carole and Minnie