or what I do when I am not working or farming …

This I know

Posted by mobarger on Jun-24-2009
New Hamp chick

It takes on average 21 days for a chicken egg to be laid and a chick to emerge.

Turkey babies

It takes a turkey 28 days to make the same trip.


A duck takes 28 days too. So in 3-4 weeks, all of this life is created and ready to go! Less than a month!

Lacy Rib progress

So what’s my problem? I have been working on this pair of socks for 24 days now, and I have 6 days to go to finish this sock in time to be entered in the Wendy Knits “Socks From the Toe Up” KAL on Ravelry. (If you are not a member of Ravelry, take note that memberships are now immediately approved! No more waiting!)

Lacy Rib Sock #2

So, chicken 21 days. Turkey and ducks, 28 days. Feathers and feet and eyes and all that. Me, not so efficient.

Beulah's new calf

I can console myself that it takes a cow a touch over 9 months to create a calf. A 200 pound calf.


I have 6 days to turn the heel and create the leg, and bind off. At least I’ve got thyme. (groan).