Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Radical Homemaking | The Chicks Have Arrived



It's been a long while since I've had the opportunity to write a post on my radical homemaking efforts. This is mostly due to the fact that I've been away from my home for over four months. But today, we're back in business.

Our plan for backyard chickens has been in the works for the past year. I'm three generations removed from farmer stock, so what little instinct I have has probably been bred out. But I've never been one to let lack of experience prevent me from trying something new.

On Saturday, my son, Walker (6), and I got a call from our local feed store letting us know that their chicks had hatched. Walker picked out four beautiful, healthy looking chicks. Introducing the newest egg-laying members of the family: Etta and Mavis (both Rhode Island Reds), Aretha (a Barred Plymouth Rock) and Gladys (a Gold Laced Wyandotte). Let the adventure begin!








4 comments:

Camille said...

LOVE those names! xoxox

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, how I love my girls. Three Rhode Island Reds grace my back yard leaving three reminders of their love in the nest every morning. I let them out in the yard in the late afternoon where they scratch under the bushes for bugs, make dust bath depressions in the dry dirt and sing to me of their happiness and I sing back to them. I'm delighted with your spiritual companionship in these matters. The simplicity of chickens beguiles me. Ann

NotesFromAbroad said...

OK ... Etta James, Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin ... who is Mavis ??? lol
They are adorable. Makes me want some. Makes me think the kitten would enjoy them too ... Makes me think I will just appreciate your photos instead .
besitos, C

Sarah Greenman said...

Mavis Staples from the Staple Singers.