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cheep! cheep!

please meet the three new babies at our house, chick, chickie and miss chickie (named by henry, of course...).

i have wanted chickens for awhile, but resisted until recently reading Made From Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life, by Jenna Woginrich . although i am not ready to jump on the self-suffiency/homesteading bandwagon fulltime, i sincerely appreciate jenna's effort to promote this lifestyle and make it accessible to a generation used to hopping in the car and heading to the store for anything and everything. personally, i LIKE cooking and making things from scratch, and feel when i focus on the projects and people within the walls of my home i have less time to worry about the things in all of our lives, over which we have no control.
bad economy? no jobs? global warming? terrible issues, all of them. pardon me, for not worrying any more than i already have (it's been a lot). for now i will be peering over the edge of a box watching newborn chicks do nothing more than peck at pine shavings, enjoying sights like this

and feeling that at least for now, all is right in our little world. even if it is a little blurry. :)


Jessie said...

I LOVE your blog (found by way of Amber at Daisy Chain)!!!

This chickie post was inspiring, as I'd like to do the same thing someday. Also LOOOOVED your fabric label tutorial and can't wait to make some of my own!

{april kennedy} said...

I just inquired with a friend that raises chickens about doing the same. Once she talked about the bugs that come with raising chickens...I decided to hold off and just buy my eggs from her. It still feels good! Nice job. Can't wait to see them grow.

Renee said...

Happy children are the best thing ever aren't they. What a lucky little boy.

josh r said...

april--bugs as in lice and things on the chickens or bugs as in flies, ets. attracted to the coop? these can both be issues, but are fairly easy to deal with if you keep on top of it.

renee--happy henry is the best thing ever. :)

josh r said...

oops--just realize i'm signed in on my boyfriend's account!