Tagged: chickens

The Birth of an Egg. 0

The Birth of an Egg.

Ever wondered how chickens lay eggs?  Here’s an up close and personal video of Rosie’s favorite little hen Jenny laying an egg.  Jenny is an OEGB, or an Old English Game Bantam. I highly recommend them as pet chickens for kids or small spaces.  Cute, friendly, and small.  You just use two eggs in place of one since their eggs are smaller. See the egg crowning and popping out…!  I have no idea why she was on the water dish and not in...

Chicks meet the outside. 1

Chicks meet the outside.

My daffodils are blooming a month early.  I’m not about to complain! We took our chicks outside into the grass for the first time yesterday.  They were not particularly impressed, preferring to be held and hide under us more than anything. They may be a wee bit spoiled. :) This is Minnie Pearl.  Tractor Supply had a sign up saying she is a Barred Rock, but she doesn’t have the white spot on her head like Barred Rock chicks should. I asked...

The First of March. 1

The First of March.

The weather has been so gorgeous this week! We’ve been outside enjoying it a lot.  I’m still sick with this stupid cold, the same one I had two weeks ago.  I’ve been battling sinus aftermath, which just sucks.  Go away germs, go away!  May we have a healthy spring and summer.  Fingers crossed. Yesterday we had severe storms.  Once the storms passed by evening it was pretty outside again.  The girls jumped in a mud puddle and we watched the sun set....

Backyard. 0

Backyard.

I had to switch antibiotics for my sinus infection because I couldn’t swallow the Augmentin. I kept cutting it into four pieces and it was making me really sick at my stomach and making me poo way too much. I would start getting sick about 15 minutes after taking it every time.  Yuck.  They gave me a Z-Pack instead, but by the time they sent in the prescription and I picked it up, it took a day in between before I got to start taking it. ...

Happenings. 0

Happenings.

Ada accidentally took a nap yesterday. She usually doesn’t nap because that means she will stay up until after midnight, and I will do anything to keep that from happening.  Saturday and Sunday are the only days of the week I get Tyler at home in the evening.  I don’t like to waste those nights. We like to talk without small children screaming.  Maybe watch some TV together.  Or you know…other adult things. Anyway, Ada accidentally napped for three hours yesterday afternoon.  She woke...

Today. 1

Today.

People are so funny. Tonight Tyler and I were talking about all of the comments we get when parenting or lifestyle choices come up in casual conversation and we started laughing and couldn’t stop.  Especially comments from people at Tyler’s work–they are so confused about our non-mainstream choices sometimes. They say things not to be rude, but out of genuine confusion.  I guess it’s really not that funny, but at the same time it’s hilarious to us.  It doesn’t offend me or anger...

Finalizing Homeschooling Plans. (Lots of links!) 9

Finalizing Homeschooling Plans. (Lots of links!)

I have to share…indescribably adorable little fluffballs! See their brand new wing feathers growing in?  I love watching chicks feather out more and more each day.  Their heads are the last part to get fully feathered. Over the past few days I’ve been thinking more about homeschooling and what path we’ll follow. The vast unknown causes me a bit of anxiety, so I decided I needed to write out a concrete plan.  I read all of Maria Montessori’s books, and I wrote down important things...

Banties! 5

Banties!

Rosie, Ada, and I raced to Tractor Supply this morning to pick our bantam chicks. They sell out so fast!  We didn’t even have time to eat breakfast. We managed to get eleven chicks.  Four are Silkies, two are Golden Sebrights, and the rest are mysteries.  I guess I’ll figure out what they are when they feather out and it becomes more obvious. They’re not sexed, so some will be roosters I’ll have to give away. They are super adorable, especially the Silkies!...

This Morning… 2

This Morning…

This morning we soaked up the last of the warm sun before a huge cold front moved through. Now it’s blustery and the low is 30 degrees.  The entire 10 day forecast is cold and wet and blustery.  How depressing. But this morning, it was nice and warm. There were dark rain clouds filling the horizon with warm yellow sun filtering through and highlighting the bright green grass.  Rosie was afraid to step in the wet grass with her bare feet. ...