I went out to the barn tonight at 10:00 because I had forgotten my camera. The wind was calm, it was mild out and the moon is 95% full. No clouds in the sky and not too much moisture, so no Moon Dog to be seen.
I had the camera out at the barn because I wanted to show you the new feed I got for the baby chicks. We stopped at the Peterson Feed Store which is shared by a quilt shop in an old elevator – really cool place. The feed there is a little bit cheaper than Runnings, the commercial feed and “toy” store down the road. When I say “toy,” I mean tractors, horse equipment, feed, bird seed and feeders, grass seed, all kinds of things, plus cool kitchen equipment (I got my pressure cooker there), plumbing and electrical stuff.
When I asked for Grower mash, Mr. Peterson didn’t have any, but he has a Grower ground grain. It has all the stuff the mash has, including the protein that is needed, and also has grit added, so I shouldn’t have to have grit in the pen with the babies. However, I think I’m going to put some there, just to be on the safe side.
I took pictures of the mash and of the ground grain. The grain is supposedly just as good, and can be given to day old chicks. And it is $2 cheaper per 50 weight. I can live with that. We mixed the mash we had left with the grain and it will gradually be introduced to the babies.
On my way back from the barn, I took some pictures of the moon. It certainly is beautiful tonight with no clouds in the sky! The only problem was that the mosquitoes are out in hoards and I got bit all over my arms. I will have to have a good soaking bath with lots of good homemade soap slathered on the bites. I have found that soaping up the bites really helps take the sting out of them.
It was a hot but beautiful day today – you have a beautiful day!