On Saturday night, I was asked to go on a flocking mission. I have pictures of my flocking here:
and I have always wanted to flock someone....so the mission was planned for 12:30 am (you have to flock in the middle of the night). Now, because I am NOT a night person (definitely a morning person), I went to bed early! At 9:30 pm! I will talk about why this time is important later.
I got picked up at 12:40 am, we drove 20 minutes away to my girlfriends beach house, with fifty flamingos in the van - and there were six of us flockers! We decided to approach the beach house from the beach and as we approached the house, we noticed that lights were still on - now it's 1:00 in the morning and they (my friends) are still up! So we waited and waited and waited.......Finally, lights went out and we set up all the flamingos in about five minutes flat and hightailed it out of there! We got caught by some neighbors of the beach house who thought it was a wonderful idea!!! Mission accomplished! Back in bed by 2:00 am!
However, looking back to my 9:30 pm bedtime......My daughter and her friends were having a bonfire in the back yard and I am not sure why, but I totally forgot to close up the hens that night. It was the first night that I forget and of course, one of the hens got taken (probably by a raccoon).....there was a trail of feathers up the wall and through the fence....I was so sad all day! It was just a stupid thing to forget. So now I'm down to four hens but still getting my four eggs a day.