I snapped this photo this morning. It gives a better visual on the color difference between the ginger-spotted kitten and the buff-spotted kittens.
Today I got all my Secret Santa seed trade cards labeled and ready to mail. My scheduled shipping date is the 13th which actually works out nicely because then I can mail them off while I check the PO box when we're in town again.
I'm feeling a little better today, but still nauseated every time I eat, and I have to keep up on my cold medicine to keep my sinuses from feeling like they're ready to explode. I'm hoping that tomorrow I'll be good enough to get back to barn chores. It's hard getting someone else to do them for me, even though they're pretty straight forward.
Tony couldn't get a UHaul today so he didn't go clean out the old garage yet. I think he's going to take some vacation time in January to get it done, but for now I just hope it doesn't get cleaned out in the meantime (into the dumpster).
I asked Tony about our plans for birds in the spring. It sounds like, if all goes according to plan, we will be ordering guinea chicks and turkey poults for June delivery. The guineas will all stay, the turkeys will be split - some broad breasted meat ones and three or so heritage turkeys to keep back for future breeding. I just have to figure out which breed we will be getting.
I'm already getting excited to try hatching out our own eggs again next year. It was so much fun this year! I loved seeing the variety we got, and with all the new birds, I can imagine that our color palette could grow even more. Of course all our ladies have stopped laying for winter, but hopefully when they pick up in the spring we can hatch out some of those gorgeous dark brown chicken eggs to strengthen our color genetics. I'm hoping that pretty appleyard drake we took in will father some ducklings this year.