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  • She calls herself Lauren but is also known as Mom, Gramma, Lar, and, once upon a time, Peach.
    An ex-suburbanite who moved to the wilds of the Sonoran Desert and decided to raise fiber animals, fowl creatures, 3 halflings, and one pint-sized farmer without a clue as to how. Join Lauren as she learns how to file alpaca teeth, shear a horny goat, raise 3 teenagers and 1 grandchild while cooking dinner and doing the laundry with her other six arms.

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August 19, 2007



Oh how pretty she is. I love it --- very sweet face.

Don't beat yourself up over it. Many of these birds do NOT survive in the wild, and you are doing the best that you can. You are as big a sap as me and I can cry over most anything given the right moment in time. I know we want to "do no harm," but sometimes we have to let Nature take her course.

Hang in there --- my bird lady friend, Pat, pulls all the eggs (Cockatiels, Cockatoos, Macaws, Ringnecks, etc.) and has done so for years --- she still loses several every season.

I love the name Lydia. Hopefully she will become a happy member of the local feathered family.

Sending hugs your way === tell Mom you don't have to be nuts to incubate eggs --- you are just helping a Mom in need!


Don't beat yourself up, kid. It happens, and it happens to all of us. (Trick for the future - any water dish that might appear too deep or is at least suspect - put rocks in it as well as the water. They get what they need, and can't drown.)
You should park the incubator over at Mother's the next time. I haven't met the person that could resist the cuteness of peeping newborns. Then let's see whose scolding who...

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