What a delinquent blogger I've been, so when JoAnne asked me to step in for her today, I had to say yes.
JoAnne has an abscessed tooth and isn't up to her usual witty self today.
We've had a couple rainy days (that we really needed) but today looks dry, though cloudy, and I'd rather be outside enjoying spring before the rains return. So, today I'm kicked back, listening to iTunes, and reading a proposed manuscript that would be rather different for Barbour but that has me sucked in. I keep wondering if I'm wasting my time reading it since it may take a lot to convince the team to do it, but at least I'm enjoying my time. Right?
On the homefront, I have a lot going on -- including brooding baby chickens and turkeys in my living room. Truly! See!
Here I'll offer myself up on poultry research as relates to your writing. I've been learning a whole lot about poultry this past year and making many friends who are also into poultry and small farms. So fire me a question if you need help that you aren't finding online or elsewhere, and I'll try to help.
I used to think nothing of a story heroine going out to collect eggs first thing in the morning, but now I question that. My own girls don't seem to lay before 10 am, and I haven't noticed any laying after 4 pm. So I gather eggs just before dusk as I'm feeding and locking the flock up for the night. Eggs left overnight can get pecked/broken by the hens or could draw predators.
So here is hoping you are having a wonderful spring (those of you not getting dumped on by snow that is), enjoying daffodills and the like, and accomplishing all that is on your "to do" list.