Mokelumne River

we are in a severe, severe drought here in California, but our neighboring Mokelumne River still has water in it. Mostly that means that everyone and their brother plays in the river on weekends. Once in awhile, or if you get there early enough, there is a break in the people and you can find a secluded spot. Even better is when your five-year old catches three gigantic fish. 

Rainbow trout? Salmon? I’m not really sure. All that matters is how good they taste grilled up with some lemon and butter. Next time I plan to make some creamy fish chowder to pour into a sourdough bread bowl. Yum! Now I’m hungry.

   
    
   

New Chick on the Block

What do ya know, two of our hens went broody and actually managed to hatch some bebes. Last year I might have micro managed the whole brooding/hatching process too much. So this time I just let the hens be. Obviously, not being a helicopter-chicken-mom was a good bet, because we have two tiny chicks walking about.

The broody hens are very protective of the chicks (good sign) and are still sitting on the rest of the clutch of 18 or so eggs. Hopefully we will see more and more hatching in the next couple days. I will be maintaining my hands-off method though. It’s easier than purchasing and running an incubator anyhow.