It never gets easier, but it puts the value of life and food into perspective as an almost religious experience.
Since last month’s quail hatch yielded only eight chicks and because all that hatched were spoken for beforehand, I started another incubation on July 1. The new chicks are set to hatch around July 18. Just before I set the eggs, the tilapia in my new aquaponics set up decided […]
I’m going to miss these guys. They hatched a day and a half early, strong and ready to face the world. I had the privilege of keeping them for five days before selling them to a pre-hatch buyer. I know they are in good hands. I had hoped for more […]
Five of a new quail hatch hatched two days early, on Day 15, exactly one year since my first hatch. Yes, that’s a bottle cap. Coturnix quail are amazingly small but they’ll grow quickly to full size within 2-3 months. Our friends with young kids are visiting so I started […]
The Bright Idea: Raising Quail At the start of COVID shutdown in March 2020, I had the bright idea of making sure our food supply was fully sustainable. For my daughter and me, that could mean growing our own food and becoming vegetarian. For my son and husband this wouldn’t […]
Everything moves at warp speed during a pandemic My apologies for not keeping up with the usual plant exchange posting. Two weeks ago, we started hosting family friends at our home (in a separate unit). Then, we went to a July 4th get-together with family and had a health scare. […]