Lots of goings-on here at Two Bears Farm, now that it's spring. One of our chickens, Buddha Hen, developed some assues. It was BAD. So after much discussion we knew we were going to need to bathe her. Our biggest discussion was how to get her away from our rooster without him coming after the 'abductor'. He can be kind of possessive. I penned Buddha Hen and Crockett (the rooster) in the chicken tractor and then Paul did the hen-napping. We brought her into the utility sink for the bath.
She actually did just fine for the scrub down. We did not use soap, as it could have irritated her, but several times I wished we'd had soap because it certainly would've helped the situation. I tried to be very gentle, and let the warm water spray for a bit to try to soften things up (ick). I got her as clean as I could and hopefully she's feeling better now.
While doing chores on Saturday, I found the most perfect four leaf clover. Usually when I find them the fourth leaf is smaller, but this one was all symmetrical. I left it where it was. Maybe it'll bring our garden luck, if we ever get the seeds planted.
Another spring chore is getting the horses dewormed and vaccinated.
Her hair is longer than the needles!
Here are all the supplies for 3 horses: Quest dewormer, 3 4-way vaccines, and 3 West Nile virus vaccines.
I've already blogged previously on how to deworm a horse/give a vaccine, so I won't bore you with that again. It all went smoothly.
A sign of spring:
And, finally, the morel mushrooms are in season!
Oh boy oh boy! We wait for this two week window all year! Turns out this year is a bumper crop too (after several years that were pretty lame).
Not only is it a bumper crop year, but the morels are much larger than usual:
Mmmmm, can't wait to saute these in some garlic and butter and toss with angel hair!
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