We headed to Granny Wandy's and he helped me make the strudel.
Which is fairly taxing and requires some nourishment- ice cream.
The Captain, Bean and Bugg came to join us.
Mom really liked her strudel and didn't seem to mind the good bacon to go with it. I was happy for her to have something she enjoyed. At noon time, Giddy-Up and I headed home.
The Captain and kidlets brought a pretty plant for the porch for me at Moms. My herbalist/hippie Rae brought another flower basket along with some homemade lotions called vitality and peacefulness. Let me just say I will be using those EVERY DAY this week. Drummer Boy and his family came by late with another flower basket. We did lots of chick petting and swinging. Still another flower pot was brought by Aunt Tish so we are fancied up all over.
So, for whatever reason on Friday, I had decided to bring all the chicks home, instead of running back to school to check on them. Thank the Lord.
These four chicks are Salmon Favorolles. I noticed as soon as I saw them, that each of them had two pink spots, one on each wing, close to where the wing joins the body. I didn't remember that from last year, but all four of them had the spots. They looked like they had been lightly dotted by a pink marker.
Well, chickens will do what chickens do, peck. So I hear Drummer boy at the door and am walking past the brooder when I see one of them is bleeding, and being attacked by the other chickens. Apparently, pecking that spot results in a lot of blood. I barely got her out, before one of them nailed another one, so I grabbed her out as well and Gwen, who doesn't even like chickens, had to help me juggle chicken babies while we got them sorted out. Handy Man helped me move most of them to the brooder in the coop. I got her cleaned up and medicated and in a basket by herself, where she promptly fell asleep, and didn't stir for sometime. So, if I had not brought them home I would have had a Mother's Day surprise of the most unpleasant kind. She's healing and sprouting more feathers daily, that will eventually protect that spot. So, only six girls went back to school with me today.
Whew, Saturday was a full and busy day.