Wednesday, April 22, 2015

First Trial of 9200 Little Giant Incubator

Photo courtesy of Amazon - Miller Mfg 9200 Egg Incubator
 
Well the exciting process of hatching baby chicks for the first time has officially begun!  It's day 3 of our 21 day incubation period. I have been waiting years to try this process out!
 
So right now I am getting my exercise.  I have the unit set up down in the basement and I keep running up and down the stairs checking the temperature and humidity.  Learning a ton about the Little Giant 9200 Still Air Incubator.  This units seems to work really well - holds the temperature perfectly even though it's styrofoam.  SOLD HERE.  Temperature has been maintained at about 99.5. I keep filling up the water reservoirs as well to keep the humidity level up.
 
We have 10 eggs in the incubator...hoping for good results!  Stay tuned!

Friday, April 17, 2015

SOLD the city house and MOVED to the FARM!

Well it has been a wild ride. It took WAY longer to sell our house in the city than we ever dreamed. I will spare you those details. Ha - But it finally happened!! I have so much to update you on its crazy. Slowly but surely. 

It's been a smooth transition to the country. I quit my job and am now working on a farm. Lol. It's wonderful. The freedom has changed my life. No more sitting a a desk staring at my computer! Rotting basically. 

Right now we are working on cleaning up the flower beds and prepping for the garden. We will be expanding to make more room for more stuff this year.

We planted in our cold frame this year. See photo - thankfully all that snow is long gone.   So far radishes,  bok choy,  fennel and lettuces. It's only been about two weeks.

Our honey bees survived the winter for the first time. We are very thankful for that...they have been very busy.

There's a lot to do around this 120ish year old farm. Always a work in progress - that's for sure. Loving every minute of it.

This weekend we are going to try incubating our own eggs for the first time. Been waiting a while to give this a try. I will add some photos of the process.  I hope it works!