Monday, May 4, 2009


Well for all who are wondering, my egg incubating experiment was unsuccessful this go round. I'm attempting to try and find someone with local eggs to try again eventually but until then, the heat lamp lies dormant in the corner of our kitchen. I'm a little sad, but my friend Kelli (who inspired me to try incubating) had the same results... Between us we've got a full back of chick feed and nothing to feed it to!

On this week's agenda is to get some pics posted of mine and Zoey's little garden! I didn't get my second raised bed finished like I'd hope, but next year we'll have uber garden! So far we've got tomatoes, bell peppers, jalapeno, zucchini, delicata squash, watermelon and a giant sun flower courtesy of my beautiful little girl! I was planning on putting cucumbers and tromboncino squash in the second bed, so it looks like I'll have to do without my cukes this year...Boo! We've also got a big group of hearty artichoke plants and can't wait to eat 'em!


Faith said...

I had my first bad experience with incubation this year. Several eggs did not hatch, and half of those who hatched died later.

I think it was because one day I did not catch the temperature in time to adjust it and it was too warm for I don't know how long.

I had opened the windows in the house and the fluctuating temp was too much for the thermostat. I would not call those things thermostats in my version, and will build a surround for it next time.


randombitsofnonsense said...

Mine is just a styrofoam cooler with a glass window that I built in. I wanted to add a little fan, but it just wasn't big enough. I also put a little cup of water for humidity sake...Gonna tweak it a bit next time though.