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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...