The Great Quail Disaster
Oliver has dreamed of being a quail owner for as long as he can remember (perhaps six months?). One day, 35 porcelain-white eggs arrived unexpectedly on our doorstep. Oliver thought all his prayers had been heard and answered.
We found out the quail eggs were included with the purchase of Glenn's new incubator (for his meat chicken project). Glenn and Oliver loaded up the eggs and we began the 22 day wait. On day 21 we could hear chirping coming from the eggs. Oliver kept begging, "Can we help them out?" We told him we had to let the chicks figure it out for themselves. We waited and waited, and could only see small cracks on one side of several of the eggs.
New to the Farm
In addition to the quail, frogs, and keet, we welcomed another pet to the farm in June. Shelby, a Russian tortoise, was living in an aquarium much too small for her. My mom offered to let Shelby live out on the farm, with chickens, in a large enclosure outside.
Grammy and Pop treated us all to the water park for our June birthdays. We had a great time and I learned a couple of things about myself. First, I think I like frilly, pink tutus. And second, I'm getting old. I must be getting soft in my old age.