Thursday, June 30, 2011

last day of June

Our chicks were born 6 weeks ago tomorrow. If you were to compose a list of all they've experienced in their short lives it would be staggering. They amaze and delight me by turns. When I become impatient with how slowly things seem to be progressing at the farm, I sit among the chicks and they sooth me. When I am sad or lonely or discouraged they pick me right up.
The other feathered farm girls here are our 3 chocolate India Runner ducks. These babes are just a couple days younger than the chicks but have grown more quickly. Unlike the chicks, they are NOT comfortable around us, YET. Today they actually enjoyed some pool time, a breakthrough. Tonight they settled down into their hutch with much less anxiety. I do hope that's progress. Oh, and all the chicks moved into the coop on their own tonight, no stragglers. Awesome. We've left their windows open, as the night temperature is predicted to stay in the 70s. They'll be able to hear the frog chorus pretty well. Hope they enjoy the lullaby as much as I do.
Good night, first half of the year.


  1. I can't believe that we are half way through the year! I bet the chicks look like 'grown ups' by now. I should imagine that the hens will be providing you with tasty eggs by the end of the year. I hope that the ducks eventually settle down as they get used to you. Your new header is beautiful by the way! Have a lovely weekend Sharon and thank you so much for your kind words.

  2. How lovely, Sharon. Your new header is wonderful, all the elements of summer on the farm. It must be beautiful in the country, and, although things may seem to be going slowly, I'm sure you've got everything under control. Love the thought of that frog lullaby chorus!
    By the way, regarding my hydrangeas, we just use a MiracleGrow product with acid to keep them blue!

  3. we had to resist a cage full of sweet chicks at the farmers' market this morning....maybe someday...