Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Here's updated pics of our fluffy butts! They are a week old now and already in larger quarters. And a quick pick of Eli as he was charging toward me!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Here they are! McKenna named them all. The Ameracauna (striped one) is Casey, the black one with the white spot under her eye is Sarah and the other black one is Ally.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Well, I'm all set up for my new chicks! I have my brooder ready and have done my homework, so I'm hoping all will go well. We'll most likely be getting the chicks tomorrow. I'll be picking them up at a local hatchery - and I'll probably get two black sex-link and an ameracauna. I know the girls will enjoy the blue/green eggs. Here's my set-up ready to go. The big waterer is too big for chicks, I think - so we picked up a rodent-style hang down waterer as I've heard chicks will drink from those. I'll post chicky pictures tomorrow, too! The girls are so excited!

Monday, May 02, 2011

Spring is here and we are having fun flying kites and digging in the dirt and just getting out into the fresh air. Here are a few pics. The dress on McKenna is my first attempt at making clothing. There are glaring errors, but I'll spare you the close-ups! Second photo is my garden so far. Peas, broccoli, marigolds and the tops of the onions are up, but the radishes, carrots, lettuce and spinach has been eluding me. Potatoes are in another row and haven't broken through to the surface yet.

Noel passed his hunting class and now also has a concealed carry permit. He wears an ankle holster. I've already got a paid class waiting for me for concealed carry, I just have to sign up. I can't see any situation where I'd really need to be toting a gun along with me though. I need a lot more practice on the handguns, too.

One more month until I get my chicks! I'll be posting a lot more then. :)