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Friday Egg Customer Letter 3/20/2020

March 21, 2020

Springtime has sprung…until Sunday morning which is supposed to be cold again…do I still have the water fount heaters on?…what was I saying? Oh yes, Spring has sprung and most of the hens are laying eggs daily. (Still need to butcher about 9…before the weather gets hot…)
However, like all of you, we are isolating ourselves. Hope y’all are healthy and well and strong, resting in the everlasting arms of our Savior!

We have an extra reason for our isolation: Our oldest son who arrived from NYCity last Friday, came with a cough that deteriorated to include a fever. He has been quarantined in his bedroom upstairs since Monday morning with fevers ranging from 102.6 to 99.2, and they vary all day long. We have him eating an excellent diet, hydrating with water, hot lemonade, hot tea, an occasional cup of coffee and stuffing him full of my homemade Elderberry Cough Syrup, vitamin C, vitamin D (he is deficient; so many reasons to live down South!) and colloidal silver. The virus, whichever variety it is, doesn’t have a chance!
JD will not be allowed out of his room until he is 3 full days without a fever, not taking aspirin. Nurse Mom and Doctor Dad have spoken!


Enjoying the abundance of earthworms!

Dear Husband, Jeffrey and I are strong and active and refuse to get sick! But we are staying away from the rest of the world as not to be a carrier of whichever virus JD has.


#2 son Jeffrey dribbling his imaginary basketball. He has done this since he was about 4 years old and started playing basketball. #3 son James is just as bad except his imaginary ball is a soccer ball.

FARM NEWS


Muddy feet!

The hens are loving all the worms surfacing to escape the rain water. I actually saw a 12” long earthworm – even made DH come outside to see it!
The hens do have muddy feet which means dirty eggs in the nests.
I laid in a good supply of feed before the isolation so the girls will continue to be supplemented with feed and scratch.

The goats are getting rounder and rounder! Except Walter, he is getting bigger and thicker.
Yesterday one or more of the silly goats turned over one of the cans where I store their feed. They were eating to their heart’s content…until I drove into the wet pasture, slid really, and admonished them for their hijinks! Sissie was too busy trying to maa with a mouthful of feed to run!

To the top of the Need To Buy list: a rack for the galvanized feed cans!


Last September taking Walter to the vet for his check-up.

Walter was introduced to the nannies on September 25th. Kid gestation is 5 months or 150 days. They could start dropping kids anytime. If all goes as planned, and it rarely does, when kidding is finished there should be 15 little jumping baby goats doing acrobatic moves around the front pasture.
Once the 1st is born, Walter will be confined (I hope) to the central pasture until time to breed again. I may have to move him up top and let him eat brambles and briars near the house.

Mason and Dixon are enjoying Jeffrey and he them.

If anyone is looking for me, I’m in the kitchen! Ribs and baked beans. Beef (and goat, shh!) Stew with carrots and potatoes. Grilled Steak and boiled potatoes. Baked Chicken and wild rice salad. On and on. Now that I have prepared JD’s bacon and eggs, I am making Tuna Salad and Chicken Gumbo with rice for lunch. I haven’t cooked like this in years!

Continue in prayer on behalf of our church, our nation, our world. Stay strong – this too shall pass.
And WASH YOUR HANDS!
T

Tammi Hollis

RODAN+FIELDS Executive Consultant
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2 Comments
  1. March 21, 2020 11:17 am

    Just curious, what is colloidal silver?

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