Tomorrow is a big day! It’s Bullseye and Dirty Dozen Day – I’ll give the next step in the Bullseye Quilt Along and I’ll also pull the number for March.
We got to 45 degrees today and it was perfect! One of my extra chores to do today involved the chickens in the infirmary. Many ended up in the infirmary because they couldn’t walk very well and as I thought about it I decided it was because their toenails were too long. The internet told me exactly what to do – I had to trim their overgrown toenails! But it had to be done in stages about two weeks apart to allow the “quick” to recede. Cutting into that fleshy part of the nail would cause dangerous bleeding which could easily become infected.
So here was what I saw.
I held the chicken in my left arm and used a side cutter with my right hand to clip away about 1/2 of the overgrown nail.
Most people don’t keep their hens for their entire lifetime like I do so this is not generally an issue. And these chickens have been confined indoors not being able to scratch in the dirt allowing their toenails to grow too long.
So this was a new experience for me!
Here are the Dirty Dozen quilts:
Found this at the thrift store – has it been that long ago that we made log cabin hearts? Yes!
A reader sent a picture of this handmade family quilt after she saw the Dot quilt I’m working on. Squares measure 5″. What a family treasure!
This quilt shown online is another one I’d like to try.
Here’s a good picture of the needlework (is it crocheted?) on the table. Emma gave it to me many years ago and it’s one of my most treasured pieces. I believe it is from the late 1800’s.
Easter is next month – do you have your Harvey hung up like I do? If you haven’t yet made a Harvey, big or little, you can find this pattern as a pdf download in our store.
Whew! I had more to say than I thought – haha! Tune in tomorrow!