Saturday, August 31, 2019

Baby Chicks and Flowers

 Earlier this month we added seven little hens to our flock. We lost two of our older hens this summer and had only three left. It was depressing to imagine how cold and lonely winter would be with only three hens - but we thought it was too late in the season to purchase baby chicks. 

Much to our surprise Adam discovered that our local Tractor Supply was selling baby chicks earlier this month. What surprised us even more was the selection they had available. Back when we purchase our original seven hens they only had Isa Brown pullets available.
 This time however they had several breeds to choose from, in fact it was little hard to decide, so Adam picked out the seven little beauties we brought home.

Adam chose two Barred Rocks, two Brahmas, two Plymouth Blue Rocks and one Silver Laced Wyandotte. The little cutie in the picture above is one of the Plymouth Blue Rocks. Adam claimed both Blue Plymouth Rocks and named them Callie and Iola after the Hardy Boys' girlfriends. : )
 They are all adorable and such fun to watch. Jemimah is thrilled with the baby chicks. The white Brahmas are her babies. She has been hoping to train them to ride in her bicycle basket.
 Miranda has found the baby chicks quite fascinating. When they were tiny we kept them in a box on the porch with a screen over the top. Miranda watched them all day long! The picture above is of Miranda watching them out of the kitchen window.
 Each August I anticipate the first blossom from my Rose of Sharon bushes.  I love to see each variety blossom. We have three different pinks, a white and a lavender.
 I think the color of this Rose of Sharon is especially pretty.
The cows across the road have been fun to watch all summer. There is nothing quite like waking up to the sound of cows mooing. This year the farmer has had a bull penned up, separate from the other cows. The bull does not moo, I'm not sure what to call the noise, but it sounds a lot like a fog horn on a ship. Thankfully he is quiet most of the time, but when he does sound off, we all have to chuckle over the absurd sound.

"The LORD is good to all: and His tender mercies are over all His works." Psalm 145:9


7 comments:

  1. I love your young pullets. Every year I have to resist the temptation to buy some at our local feed store. Your flowers still look so fresh and pretty. The Rose of Sharon is gorgeous!

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  2. HAY QUE TENER CUIDADO CON EL GATITO QUE NO SE COMA A LAS POLLITAS JAJAJAJA. ¿SON GALLINAS PONEDORAS? ME GUSTAN LAS GALLINAS, ME GUSTARIA TENER VARIAS PARA OBTENER HUEVOS DE ELLAS, PERO MI ESPOSO NO ESTA MUY CONVENCIDO DE TENERLAS, VEREMOS MAS ADELANTE. ME GUSTAN TUS FLORES, LA DE COLOR LAVANDA ES MI PREFERIDA, PERO MI FLOR FAVORITA SOBRE TODAS ES EL JAZMIN. BENDICIONES A TODA LA FAMILIA.

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  3. What a lovely peek into your farm life, Sarah! The baby chicks are too sweet...I miss having chickens - they are such fun to have around!
    Have a beautiful first week of September!

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  4. My silver laced weindots have been some of my favorites as well as barred rocks. That rose of Sharon is a romantic bloom for sure- simply lovely.

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  5. What a blessed post. How wonderful!

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  6. Your pullets are so sweet! That's lovely that your local store had such a variety. If we move to a "chicken-friendly" place for our next tour, I hope to get a laced Wyandotte -- they're such lovely birds. Enjoy your sweet pullets, and I hope they end up being good layers, too!

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  7. Wow!! That's so nice that you can keep chickens. Lovely post

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