Friday, March 26, 2010

Chicks and eggs and kids, oh my...

So, 2 weeks ago today the mailman brought us a pile of fertile eggs to hatch...

It was a rainy Friday afternoon, so the Annies and Cash were happy to help with unpacking (and popping the miles of bubble wrap)

Now we have been incubating and the chicks should start hatching over Easter Weekend. The Geese (hopefully) will follow a week later.

Meanwhile, in our bedroom (I know...) the 5 Aracuanas that I bought 2 weeks ago are out of control! The need to move to bigger quarters ASAP!

They used to be all small and fluffy

Now they are master escape artists.

And curious...

John was going to spend the whole weekend getting the coop finished (because, after all, I also have 31 chicks arriving next week) but I have convinced him that we NEED to go to the San Francisco Garden Show instead...just for a little while tomorrow... Gotta love him!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Goodbye city life, Green Acres we are here....

We are finally moved in, so we spent the past weekend nesting in the yard... We started demolition of the falling apart horse stall, chopped up lots of overgrown and dead trees and much so that we had a burn pile going for 2 full days. John went to pick up a long ago abandoned piece of wood siding to throw it in the pile and found this little nest of moles hiding under it. I threatened to kill them, but I know they only eat bugs, so I was able to spare them and they are So cute! I also found a fat little toad and started thinking about Thumbelina...I've had the story stuck in my head ever since...was the Field Mouse pimping her out to Mr Mole?? I say yes. Ewwwww.

Today I ordered 30 chickens from Mc Murray Hatcherynow I have chicken fever...I couldn't find the more rare varieties that I wanted, so I ordered fertile eggs for them. Now I have to rush to get an incubator, as they'll be here in a couple of days and, I think, I will be up to about 50 chickens. Oh, and 2 Sebastopol Goose eggs.... I may have lost control...a tiny bit... maybe...anyone want to buy chickens???

Oh, and I also requested 2 feral cats from these people, to keep the gopher population down.