Today I went to get the mail and saw the first robin of the year. I decided to look at some of the fruit trees while I was out that way. I ended up wandering through the woods exploring areas I hadn't seen yet. I found a rotten old pillow covered in moss, a pitch-covered stump, and some interesting looking trees.
When I came back to the house I picked up the metal detector and #3, #4, and #5 came out with me to explore the interesting things I'd found on my walk. We ended up metal detecting in the yard because there's not much to find out in the woods. We found a rusted nut, and one other spot pinged but the ground was too frozen to dig.
The check from the exotic auction arrived today. Sold a dozen hatching eggs for $3. Auction house took a dollar, I made $2. Never again. Hatching eggs are worth so much more. And if I can't sell them for hatching, we'll just eat them ourselves. It costs too much to raise these birds to give the eggs away for commercial egg prices.
I noticed a couple of the cats have diarrhea today. I'm not sure if they got a hold of the last bowl of Henry's special soft food, or if they're sick from eating the chick yesterday, or if maybe they got into something else. I'm keeping them all locked up in one room for the next few days to see if it's just something they got into and they'll get better or if they might have whatever Henry had. I don't want this to become a nightmare situation. I hope the U of M can figure out what was going on with Henry so we have an idea if it's contagious and if it is, how to treat it. None of the other cats had diarrhea until today, and Henry had been sick for six months. Hoping for the best, but worrying about the worst.