Other than getting ready for winter, here are a couple of items worth mentioning. My hens have started laying eggs again. This makes me so happy!! We go through alot of eggs normally, and I have been rationing them. I had to break down an buy a couple dozen during the dry spell. Now we are back to about 2 dozen a week. The younger hens should start laying pretty soon also, and we are anticipating about 5 dozen a week starting in the spring.
Precious and Trixie are doing very well in their pregnancies. Precious is about 85 days in as a second freshener, and Trixie is at 34 days as a first freshener. I have been watching Precious for changes in her udder. So far, no change yet that I have noticed, but I'm keeping an eye on it. Speaking of changes, I was out in the barn watching our two kittens jump around and climb on top of the goat pens. I noticed something was different with our little orange kitten, Sparta. I got up and examined her more closely and ALAS she is a male!! I don't know how we didn't realize it sooner, but we had always thought he was a female. I guess some things you just take for granted. Our son, Cameron, who named Sparta, agreed that Sparta was still a good name for a tomcat.