Monday, April 12, 2010

Country Life on a Monday

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Here's a Monday update -- the chicks are about four times as big as they were when Scott brought them home a little over two weeks ago.  They are also starting to really get their feathers, so they are supremely gangly and awkward right now -- like us at 13 or so.  These are definitely not Easter egg chicks any more.  Their combs are starting to grow and they are bigger, so they make bigger poops.  Which means Scott has been addressing the bedding more frequently.

I prepped a bunch of mini-greenhouses and will be starting some of the more fragile seeds: tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, and cauliflower tonight.  We've sort of figured out how we're going to lay out the yard -- Scott will till the garden area in the next two weeks or so and I'll get to planting the early seeds (carrots, radishes) and the hardy ones (corn, beans, squashes, pumpkins) soon after he's got out patch turned over.

In the mean time, we will be a-building!  Putting up a big swing set for the kids to play on and occupy their time while we garden and tend the flock.  Building a chicken coop.  I've asked that I can paint the outside as our house is white and square and our garage is white and square, so putting something colorful in seems right.  Maybe I'll ironically paint a chicken on the coop...

6 comments:

Vernetta said...

Sounds like you have plenty of projects! I love hearing about the chicks ... it's such an interesting endeavor.

Oh, and I vote that you paint a KFC logo on the chicken coop :)

IASoupMama said...

Ha, Vern! That would be hilarious!

How about a rooster, since we're raising just hens? It could be a chicken beefcake pose! Hehehe...

Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip said...

KFC logo! That's fantastic. I love the details of your chickening endeavor. A good buddy of mine has chickens and sometimes they escape and roam the neighborhood. We've caught a couple ourselves. The kids thought it was the greatest thing that ever happened to them. Until we had to return them of course. Then they were kinda sad. I'm dying for more updates when you have them!

parenting ad absurdum said...

Sweet! My kids would so love chickens. I don't know that they quite yet get the transition from chicken on the farm to chicken nuggets, though. May check out the blog party, though I'm a bit frightened. I'm so technologically deficient my computer might explode along the way...!

Erin said...

I wish we could have chickens! ANd I bet the kids will love their swing set!

Accustomed Chaos said...

chickens are so cute!! i remember visiting some when i was younger.

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