Hanging out with Kaitlin and her beautiful family again today!
So, Saturday's my birthday. Mike is definitely one of the best gift-givers I know. He's always got something up his sleeve and it's extravagant and marvelous and always makes me feel like he's doting on me a bit too much. Even when we have no money, he finds a way to spoil me. He's good like that.
This year is no different. I've been bugging him to let us get chickens for YEARS now (I was pretty much sold on the idea once I learned how much they like to eat ticks, my arch-nemisis here in Maine), and he finally agreed to take the plunge this year. I guess me introducing him to another family with chickens.....or strategically leaving library books about raising chickens laying around the house.....or dropping another hint about ticks finally worked. ;)
Anywho, for my birthday this year, he's decided to get us totally set up with chickens for the year. I thought he was just going out yesterday to go make arrangements for a coop, or go pick up some of the supplies we'd need, or whatever.....instead, well, in typical Mike fashion (for those of you who know him, you know what I mean by this!).....
He came home with these gorgeous girls!
|3 Barred Rock and 3 Black Sex-Link girls. :) They're 8 weeks old|
|The boys are already completely in love|
|And I kinda am, too......please no comments on my 13 year old hoodie and almost-as-old jeans. ;) It's a rainy day - we're not going anywhere! Photo credit: the 8 year old Rascal #1|
Now, his next plan of action is to find us a coop so these girls can get outside in a few weeks. They're currently in a pen in our basement and well....the dogs are very interested, to say the least. Keep tuning in for regular updates! If all of these girls make it, we'll be swimming in eggs this fall. Yay!