Remember the naked neck hen who insisted on sitting on the light bulb? Well, she laid a couple eggs in that nest, too, and I didn’t want to disturb her every time I gathered eggs so I left them there. Lo and behold a chick hatched! When I was doing chores I heard that soft peeping of a baby chick. And there it was – with Mom in the nest! At least this surprise will be easier to handle than kittens.
Tom and Becky were here last night so Becky helped with Hazel’s first bath. Hazel stood in the sink like a trooper – didn’t put up any fuss at all. And she is so so white now! I guess she was dirtier than I thought.
Today I’m going to finish cleaning the porch and go to Menards to get some mulch. And I must correct my picture and text of Tim yesterday – that was a field cultivator not the planter. He was preparing the ground. This morning he is actually planting corn. I love spring in Iowa!!