Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Baby Chicks

About two weeks ago Adam and I bought seven adorable little chicks! Growing up both Adam and I had chickens. It has been our hope since we married to once again raise chickens. Needless to say it was an exciting moment to finally hear the sound of baby chicks peeping in their little cardboard box as we drove home with them!
Jemimah is extremely thrilled with the baby chicks. Each morning her first job is to run to the porch door to make sure she can blow them all kisses before breakfast. : ) I'm afraid they are all still a little unnerved by her boisterous greetings, but hopefully after awhile they will become used to Jemimah's exuberant ways.
We purchased our chicks from the local Tractor supply. They provided pullets(hens) in one breed, Isa Browns. I have never had Isa Brown chickens before, but the pictures I found on-line look like a lighter colored Rhode Island Red. Already some of them are darkening in color as they grow feathers.
Baby chicks grow so fast! The pictures in my post were taken the day we brought them home. They have since doubled in size and one particular hen has devised a system of jumping on her water jar and then jumping up to the edge of the tote. I can always tell when she has successfully escaped, since she peeps extremely loud while running around the porch in a panic. I look forward to the temperatures growing warmer so they can enjoy some time outdoors.

Spring has finally come to our area! Daffodils and tulips are blossoming in the garden, and the crab apple tree looks ready to bloom any day now. Hopefully I will be back soon to share some springtime pictures.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Baby Wren and the Great Gift- Review

The Baby Wren and the Great Gift, written by bestselling author Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by Jen Corace, is a celebration of all the wonderful gifts God has given us. The tiny wren marvels at the incredible creatures around her, all the while wishing she had a special gift to share. As she takes in the beauty of the world around her, she discovers a unique talent that’s been inside her all along.
Baby Wren and the Great Gift
By: Sally Lloyd-Jones
Illustrated by:Jen Corace 

This endearing story is sure to delight your little ones, and you too! "Baby Wren and the Great Gift" is a sweet reminder that God has blessed each of us with a unique gift. Baby wren lives in the big canyon and throughout her day she meets with many amazing creatures, each with unique skills. The eagles soar throughout the sky, the fish swims in the deep waters and little wren begins to feel saddened by her inability to do the same. But as the story unfolds little wren discovers her own special talent and is able to bless all of the other creatures in the canyon with her unique gift.

The repetition and rhythm of the story is sure to soothe your little one. The beautiful illustrations will captivate their imaginations and draw them into the lovely setting of the canyon. 

I was extremely pleased with the hardcover binding and dust jacket. The quality of the book makes it a lovely gift.

*I received a complimentary copy of
"Baby Wren and the Great Gift" from Book Look Blogger in exchange for my honest review*