The Chickens Have Arrived

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One major downside to working this regular Monday through Friday schedule, is the weekends seem to race by.  Two days does not seem like nearly enough time to get the projects done Neil and I have in mind.

This past weekend, we spent time with Neil’s family and Sunday was spent with a pair of some of my very favorite kiddos.

We all went up to a hatchery in Wake Forest and picked out 10 little chirpy chicks.  We chose several colors of the Polish breed, Golden Laced Wyandottes, and Dark Brahmas.

We got all the little chicks settled into their brooder box and they are adjusting well.  It is very important in the first few weeks to handle your chickens as much as possible so when they are big chickens, they are not hard to handle.  Every day we pick up each of our flock of ten and spend a little time getting to know them.

chicks2As the days go on, each of their personalities have started to emerge and it has been so much fun watching them grow.

chicksNeil and I have been hard at work on our run and are anxious to get our chicken coop delivered.  We have been on the lookout for a unique barn door to serve as the entrance into our Chicken Palace.  I can’t wait to have it all come together.

As soon as the Chicken Palace is completed, it is on to finishing our garden.  The raised bed is built, stained, and in place, but still needing some more dirt, compost and of course plants!

garden

Oliver also enjoyed sunbathing on his porch, he is one spoiled pig!

pig

This coming weekend is bringing one last spell of cold weather, so hopefully Spring weather is here to stay after that.

Spring is always such a busy time on the homestead, but a good kind of busy.  Days spent working beside Neil on the chicken run and the garden, our hands stained with dirt, our backs sore from heavy lifting, make me long for a different life where that was a staple of our every day.  Perhaps that life is wound into the coming journeys of the future, for that I am definitely hopeful.

Until next time…

FINALSIGNOFF

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