put chicks in box
set up lamp, which was set up, but we needed to bring in the extension cord that was used for the van (see above)
give chicks their food and water
Five reds. They all have names. They all escape me right now. Each of the girls got to name three chickens each. I named three as well. Don't forget we are getting another ten chicks any day now. I'll have to ask each girl what names they picked. I know there is a Rosie, Banana, Buscuit.....hmmm....I'll have to get back to you. The girls each know which chick is theirs. Each one has some defining feature. The names of my chickens are (will be) Petunia, Beatrice and Julia. The initials are PB&J :-)
A close up of cuteness.
No chick's cuteness can match this cuteness! Here are the girls all very eager to go on the carousel. It was a bit chilly today, but after running around for a bit all their sweatshirts were put to the wayside.
Saoirse, our camera ham, asked me to take a picture of her on the swing. She is learning to swing herself. That makes things a lot easier on me!
We were hanging out at the train when a lady saw me taking pictures of everyone else. She stopped and asked if we would like for her to take our picture. She said since we had so many in our family we probably didn't get too many pictures of all of us together. How sweet!! I am so thankful for her offer. This picture Jonah was looking away, but the other one she took had Jonah looking, but Jed looking away. Ya just can't win :-)
That ends are fun time at the park. Off we went to the kid hating store....er, I mean....Whole Foods. We got the goat's milk and were off to home.
For our wee homestead we are still working on a few things. Jeremiah is building the goat/chicken house. We are in touch with some people about buying some Guinea hens and a possible guard dog. Yes, we have two dogs already, and they may help to keep some of the predators away, but because they want to eat the goats themselves they are separated by fencing. So we are not sure how effective they will be if a predator comes buy to swipe a chicken or two. Plus we still have to dig up some more plots for a garden. Lots of work. But I have to say it has been wonderful! There is such a satisfaction in knowing we are trying to make a way for us to be more self sufficient. It is exciting and 'scary' all at the same time. Scary only in the sense that we don't know what we are doing and we would hate for any of our animals to suffer because of our lack of knowledge. We are so thankful that we know others who have gone before us and are willing to lend their knowledge when we need it.
Ok, off to finish up some work and then to bed. Have a blessed Lord's day!