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You stand on the shoulders of giants. There is nothing you cannot achieve. (No, really, though, have you seen how huge this weird featherless chicken is when she stands up? I can see Timbuktu from here!) — Ruth Bader Ginsbird
Here’s What’s Happening at Good Spirits Farm
I caught THE BIGGEST SWARM I have ever seen. On Saturday, I was eating lunch, thinking maybe I could catch a 15-minute nap, when I looked out the window and saw a mass of bees so large I thought I must be seeing things. I, dear reader, was not.
I suited up and tried to mentally prepare myself for being mobbed by bees for the next hour. A few weeks ago, I would have panicked and called for backup. But with my suit on and my handy spray bottle of sugar water at the ready, I just slowly got to work on what needed to be done. Amazingly, I got everyone tucked into their new hive without getting a single sting.
Poor Beakers is really having a rough go of it. I’ve treated her for everything that I have the tools to treat her for: lice and mites, worms, and coccidia—protozoa that can cause intestinal distress. Nothing seems to be helping. I am hand-feeding her little bits of food, but I am worried there’s something less treatable going on. Send us your best chicken healing vibes.
The spring grasses are really growing well now! I love moving the flerd to a new section of pasture and seeing the sheep wading through forage up to their bellies.
Here’s What I Loved This Week
My friend Tove’s Twitter thread of Met Gala outfits as chickens made me laugh and laugh. This is Twitter at its best!
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