Monday, May 14, 2012


 Josephine.  She is a Buff Orpington.  So far she is the most willing to be picked up and surprisingly seems to be on the top of the pecking order.
 Olive.  She is an Americauna.  She dislikes being held the most out of all the chicks.  She will lay blue or green tinted eggs.
 Luella.  She is a Barred Rock.  She is the smallest of all the chicks and super sweet.
 Cora.  She is a Welsummer and will lay chocolate colored eggs or brown eggs with chocolate colored speckles.  So far she is such a sweetie!
Ingrid.  She is a Silver Laced Wyandotte.  She was very sick the first night she was home and we were pretty sure she wasn't going to make it through the night, but she has perked up and now is acting like all of the other chicks, thank goodness.

I saw on another blog a few years ago where someone took week by week pictures of their chicks and documented how they've changed, I'm thinking I'll do the same thing.  It was amazing to see how quickly they matured.

Their coop is in the works, as are so many other things I'd like to share with you here.  We seem to be smack dab in the middle of spring busy-ness,  but I'm making it a priority to stop in here more often and say hello, even if its just a picture and a few words. 

I don't know if I've ever mentioned it here or not, but I started this blog when I was going through a terrible time with someone who I thought was my very best friend.  Our friendship ended horribly and suddenly, but it was the only healthy decision for both of us, and in the end I was left feeling very alone.  I still had lots of close friends that I loved dearly, but through the loss of a friend I gained a new perspective on friendship and I needed to find some like minded people...people who's eyes didn't glaze over when I started talking tomato varieties or lovingly tease when I talked about knitting.  You know what I mean?  I'm sure you do...

Anyways, I'm not sure why I shared that today, other than the fact that I'm feeling that pull again.  The pull to connect with people who care about some of the same things I do, to feel a little less like an island. 


  1. Congrats on your new additions! They are so cute and fluffy. Ours were 3 weeks old by the time we got them so I didn't get to experience that little puff ball stage. Enjoy them, chickens are very entertaining.
    And I know exactly what you mean. As comforting as the virtual world can be when searching for like minded folk, I still wish I had someone in my life I could have over and we could chat about gardens and chickens and bees and it offer help and support. Such a challenge these days.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment, and yes, I agree, it would be wonderful to have someone in my life to talk gardens and chickens with...maybe someday :).

  2. Just have to say that I adore your blog and do feel the same way about connecting with like-minded folk. I agree completely with what Organic Girl posted.

    I always hesitate to comment because I haven't kept up my blog - and feel a bit like a lurker. But I always love to read your words and your photos are amazing - and I would love garlic recipes! Must get over myself and start posting so the conversations aren't so one sided. Perhaps when baby #2 starts sleeping a bit more...

    1. Oh Linsey, thank you so much for your comment! I often hesitate commenting on blogs because I feel like a lurker too, but I can't tell you what your comment meant to me! I would love to see some blog posts from you (if you want to of course), but if not, you're always welcome to comment here :)

  3. Oh! They are so sweet! I love the "eyeliner" on the Americana!

  4. Congrats on your your new little ones!

    It is hard to find like-minded people out's taken me years to find my (very small) real life tribe :-)

    This community though, this blogging community, has been priceless in so many ways and I am so grateful to have found each one of my virtual friends! It cannot replace face to face, sitting around a fire chit chat and laughter, but it is real none-the-less. Thank you for being a (very new to me) part of my community :-)