This is why I try to limit the amount of gum Mom chews. I never know where I am going to find it! I have to admit, this made me giggle. This trivit is usually hanging on the wall.
My broody hen hatched out her chicks yesterday. All 7 eggs hatched. Despite all the warnings about never helping a chick hatch, I did last night. The poor thing had been trying all day, and at 11 last night was still struggling. Most of the shell was gone, but the membrane had dried out and turned to a rubbery little cell for the guy. I held him in my hand and carefully peeled the membrane back until he was able to do the rest. I stuck him back under the hen, and this morning he was all dry and fluffy and chirpy. Yay!
I bought Mom a baby doll the other day at Fleet Farm. I had noticed that she loves looking at pictures of babies, and always smiles and comments if there is a baby on the television. She is fascinated when we are out in public and there is a baby nearby. It is hard to control her from reaching out and touching them. Anyway, she loves it! It is terribly sweet (but kind of sad) to see her talking to it, touching it, etc. She carefully sets it in a sitting position and tucks a blanket around it when she wants to do something else.
WARNING! CUTE KID STORY AHEAD!
I had a friend who was wanting to sell two goats, and my sister wanted some goats. So I brokered the deal, and delivered the goats to my sister on Sunday. They are meat goats, but walk on a leash and basically act like big dogs. My five year old nephew is in love, and named them Larry and Gary. We had let them into their new pasture to explore, and my nephew asked,"When are we going to take their how much signs off?" Huh? How much signs? It took us a while, but then we explained that those weren't price tags, they were ear tags to help tell them apart.