You’ll never guess what arrived in the mail this morning! That’s right, here we grow again 🙂 Our newest “clutch” of hatching eggs arrived so quickly and during the continued, unseasonably warm weather. In this batch we ordered 4 Buff Orpingtons, 5 Silver-Laced Wyandottes, and 3 Ameraucanas. If you’re any good at counting you’ll recognize …
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The continued, unusually warm weather meant that I was feeling brave enough to let the chicks put their tiny toes on actual ground today. The snow is receding around the house somewhat and so some patches of dirt and grass have become visible. Truly, the chicks were outside for 3 minutes, at the maximum. I …
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Birthday celebrations continue at our house – the chicks are now 1 week old! The entire family has enjoyed observing the antics of our newest and smallest members of the household and we all often stop to admire the chicks for a couple minutes every time we walk past their brooder. D&K’s Dad mentioned he …
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It’s a day filled with fun birthday decorations, special meals and an early pickup from daycare. The twinkies turn three years old today! Huge thanks to big sister R for the awesome cake decorating!

It’s official; we’ve welcomed 2 new little beings to our family today! In the wee hours of the morning the first little grey Silkie hatched followed by his brother, the White Chantecler, around 5am. They were both clumsily hopping around the incubator when we all woke up this morning and evidently kept my fiance up …
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