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Friday, April 1

what I did on my spring break...

The kids are wrapping up spring break this week, and I have a feeling it will be one of the most memorable times of their lives.

Not because we jetted off to a warm, breezy, sun-soaked getaway,
but because of this...
















and this...
















and these...
















but mostly, these...


Now, lest you think this was an impulse decision,
we've done our homework...
read all there was to read,
(Ashley English's, Keeping Chickens has been the latest)
looked at coops,
planned runs,
and scouted out locations.
The neighbors are willing to swap "chicken sitting" duties if we're out of town, so it was really a matter of just sealing the deal.

Wednesday, when we found ourselves with a couple of hours to pass, we ended up at our local feed store.
When Sweet Girl named a chick, it was all over...
I knew they were coming home with us.

The excitement of choosing was next, and then the chicks,
their box wrapped warmly in a blanket (after all, it's snowing here!) were lovingly held close for the ride home. Little Man asked if he could faint, and Sweet Girl hasn't stopped smiling.

And so it begins, life with the girls...
Henrietta, Cinnamon, Hermione,
Spottie, Hershey, and Alex.

And yes, if you know me at all, this will become a chicken retirement home. After all, every animal that comes here,
finds a spot to rest their head and stay as long as they'd like.

I'm so excited I can hardly stand it...
wait, I mean the kids are so excited!
Oh, there's no use denying it...
I've wanted chickens for a long time, I am excited,
and looking forward to learning the secrets to becoming the next Chicken Whisperer!


By the way, it's Friday...take a peek at who's visiting here,


and here...



and then on
Monday, you'll want to stop by
here...

to discover some terrific farms!

By the way, thanks to all the ladies above
for hosting these farm visits...
it's great fun to see what others are doing
and to be inspired by them!
 
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