Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Yes, we are now incubating 336 Bobwhite quail eggs. We are taking guesses as to how many will hatch. The number 240 has already been claimed. Feel free to leave your guess in the comments section. We know that quite a few of them will not hatch because of the length of time they were waiting before getting to the incubator. Normally the eggs would have been sorted out, but they all got mixed together and we received them without knowing which eggs were too old. A normal hatch rate is between 80% and 90% .

Jacob is helping Stephen get the eggs loaded onto the incubator trays. Joshua was around to enjoy all the excitement of the eggs, but he wasn't about to touch any of the chemicals (much less anything or anybody who had been near them). He also did not like the eggs because they were a bit dirty. I guess we will need to make sure we get "clean" eggs next time!

We loaded the trays, closed the incubator and formed a family circle to pray for the eggs. I am reminded of Psalm 16:2 where it says "You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing."

We can't wait to see what God wants to do with the "Jackson Covey". Even if we just end up putting a lot of quail in our freezer, it is fun to be on a new adventure with my family and with my Jesus.

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