We have a new, exciting addition to our- shall we say- life sciences course.
We are the proud owners of a rooster and a hen. Their names are Captain and Mate. Mate is actually Mate the 2nd since the very first thing I did was let the first hen go! So off we went to the store to buy another one - actually I sent Brock since I was too embarrassed to go.
We have converted our old crab pen to a chicken coop, created a laying nest, a roosting perch and we spent the afternoon searching for bugs to increase our chickens' protein intake :)
We are hoping for eggs in a couple of days. I have in fact been forbidden to buy eggs so as not to jinx our endeavour.
I'll let you know how it goes!