Monday, March 26, 2012

Chicken Visitor

We had some very special visitors this weekend...Aunt Jamie & Parker came to see us & our chicks!   At first Parker wasn't too sure of what to think of these chicks, but he quickly warmed up to them.  

Who knew that owning chicks would be like a vegetarian mission for us...Turns out that Aunt Jamie skipped the chicken lunch today after spending the weekend with 9 of them.  Sorry we don't have cows too! 

Sunday, March 25, 2012

New home

We've recently moved our chicks from the brooder into a larger pen. They looked so big in the brooder, but now that they have more space, they still look like little babies. I took these pictures to compare to the image I will take in a few show how big they are going to look in that kennel very, very soon.

Rosemary loves the perch!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012


The other day, a friend on Facebook posted a picture of her delicious breakfast - Eggs Benedict.  As I am prone to do, I made a funny/sarcastic remark about how she was making us "all" look bad by making her family a warm, yummy, attractive breakfast on a Wednesday morning, before school, no less.  I've thought about that Eggs Benedict a lot the past couple of days...about how much Gina loves her family and shows it in simple ways - like preparing a beautiful breakfast.  

This morning (albeit a slow, Saturday morning) I decided I was going to show my family some of my love for them.  I basically made the same thing I would have made them any other mornings, croissants, bagels, yogurt, but instead of tossing it on the table in front of them I served it up on our finest china.  

What a difference presentation makes!  You would not believe how much we all enjoyed this breakfast!  I told the kids that they could have whatever they wanted - that included the chocolate croissants. It was so nice to sit down and leisurely eat and enjoy each others company on this glorious Saturday morning! 

Life really is about the presentation isn't it? 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Mary, Mary quite contrary...

How does your garden grow?  

Here are some glimpses of what we are working with this year!  I can't wait to show you images of a lush, veggie filled garden!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Not chickens...

We have big plans for our garden this year!  My hubby has been working hard getting the garden ready for spring planting.  We've already planted some onions, garlic, kohlrabi, lettuce, sweet peas, cauliflower, chard and spinach. 

We have big shoes to fill...the folks who owned this house before us had a LARGE garden.  The 1st week we were here, people would stop us in the street and say stuff like "oh, we enjoyed watching their garden grow, we hope you'll continue the garden."  Can you say "PRESSURE!"  Now if we fail, we not only let ourselves down, but apparently the whole neighborhood too!!  Geez!

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Rest

I know it's hard to believe...another post about chickens...get use to it!  

Let me introduce - Rosemary, a Plymouth Bard Rock.  She is super sweet and gentle. 

Cinnamon - a Golden Laced Wyandotte - she will be beautiful when she grows up!

This is Myra - an Ameracauna, she will lay our blue eggs!

And last but not least, Marjoram, or Margie.  Margie is Myra's sister and also an Ameracauna.

Sunday, March 4, 2012


Time to officially introduce our 1st three girls...

Starting with - Pepper who is a Black Sex Link...I know, like they couldn't have come up with a better name for such a cute chick? 

Then there is Nutmeg, who is a Wellsummer chick - she is suppose to lay beautiful, dark brown eggs.

 This is Sassafras - we've been calling her Sassy, which seems to fit her personality.  Sassy is a Silver Laced Wyandotte

I'm sure you can tell we are all totally smitten!  Three blog posts in a row all about chickens.  Don't worry though, I'll have another blog post for you tomorrow about the 4 other girls we added to our flock today!! 

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012


Look what we have gotten ourselves into...we are so excited!  We've been promising our kids for several years that when we moved we would get chickens...well, we are following through on that promise!  They don't know that we've gotten any yet, they are going to be so excited!  I can't wait to show them!  I'm actually about to go get my girl & let me tell you...she is going to flip!! I have to admit, I'm pretty giddy myself!!