I may not be as creative as some when it comes to quilting or knitting but I’m getting pretty dang good at creating stories to keep myself out of a jam with my husband.
This morning I had to get a hair cut. I have a plan or it to be a little longer but the back needed trimming so . . got that done. The hog that I picked up at the butcher’s yesterday came from the lady who cuts my hair so I needed to pay her for that so . . got that done! Don’t you love that I can go to the hair salon, get my hair cut and buy a pig . . all in one quick stop!
Vince and I were going to meet for lunch but I had almost an hour before time to meet him so I thought . . I’ll just go to Tractor Supply. I should never go to Tractor Supply . . ever! I love that store! You will be happy to hear that they had just received new chickens and I didn’t get a one.
What I did get was this:
Another incubator! Don’t go get the wrong idea! I’m not getting MORE eggs but this is kinda like a backup plan. What if . . on day 18 my incubator stopped working? All those almost ready to hatch babies wouldn’t make it. That’s my story and I may or may not stick with it.
I was standing there in Tractor Supply trying to figure out how I could convince that my plan was a good plan and this lady walked up to me and this conversation began:
Lady: What kind of eggs are you going to hatch?
Me: Australorp, Black Copper Marans, Lavender Marans, Bielefelders . . a bunch of chickens.
Lady: Well, I have some Rio Grande Turkeys that are laying a bunch of eggs and they’re not interested in sitting on them. Would you want to try to hatch any of them? If you would, and if they hatch, I’ll split the babies 50/50 with you!
Me: Let me talk to my husband and see what he says.
Then we went on to talk and she wants some Silkies! Oh yes . . I can fix you right up . . TODAY! And she wants some other chickens! I went to meet Vince for lunch . . formulating my plan for explaining to him how I ended up with a third incubator when I still haven’t told him that I bought a second incubator and further how I would convince him that we need Rio Grande turkeys.
When Vince got to the restaurant, he knew right off the bat that I had something up my sleeve.
Vince: Where have you been? I can tell you’re up to no good!
Me: I went to Tractor Supply.
Vince: Did you buy more chickens?
Me: NO! But they did have new ones in and I didn’t get a single one.
I told him about the cute chicks and he told me I should have bought the ones that were really cute! Really? He’s in worse shape than I am when it comes to buying chickens.
Then I told him about the lady with the turkeys and about the new incubator so after we ate, he went out to my car and looked at it. He noticed right off that it’s the still air model so we went to Ag-Mart (Don’t you just love the places we hang out?) and they had the same incubator and egg turner but each were $6 more than at Tractor Supply and they had the fan assembly so by the time I bought that, it was still a better deal than the exact same incubator, even though it’s a different brand, than what I bought at Amazon.
Then I talked to our wildlife biologist and he isn’t sure it’s legal to raise Rio Grande turkeys here so I have to call the game warden tomorrow and see what he says.
He wasn’t upset and he even bought the egg candler gizmo so I can check the eggs to see which ones are growing a baby chick.
Once he got home from work . . we may or may not have gone to Tractor Supply and bought 6 Iowa Blue chicks and there might have been one cute little bantam that jumped in the box. I’m just not saying anything about anything!