Yesterday was moving day - The Girls moved from their box on the back porch to their fancy new digs out in the field at The Compound.
The move went way more smoothly than I anticipated. The first chick to move to the moving box, Bitsy, didn't want anything to do with me holding her. But the next four chicks were as calm as they could be. They each let me hold them and pet them before I put them into the moving box. And I think they would have let me just carry them out to the coop. The last chick was a bit contrary; we think she was happy having the big box all to herself, and she wanted to enjoy the "me time" a bit before going out to the coop.
They all had a good night; at least, I thought they did, when I fed and watered them this morning. One thing I noticed was they were more docile than before; this morning, I blocked the doorway so they couldn't fly out, but they all stood there in a line and let me pet them for a minute or two. And The Old Man said the same thing today when he went out to check on them. I guess they're getting used to us.
So now they will stay inside of the coop for two days -so they will know it's "home" and where they are supposed to go to roost. Then we will let them out in the pen and see how they like it.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Friday, May 19, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017
O' Charley's has Free Pie Wednesday, but here at The Compound, we had Free Pie Thursday. Tonight for dessert we had an awesome fresh strawberry pie with lots of whipped cream. And we're already planning on getting more strawberries Saturday morning so we can possibly have Free Pie Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, etc.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
There's a lot I'd like to say right now, but honestly, I'm too tired. After another hectic, crazy, busy day at work, I had about 87 errands to run after work. Yes, 87, give or take a few. I had to go to the credit union. Then I had to go to the lumber yard before they closed to pick up a board for our barn art. Then I had to go get some tomato plants for the 'Rents to plant tomorrow. And then I had to go to a local grocery store and pick up some of their awesome chili for supper. When I got home, I had to clean, feed and water The Girls, and feed and water The 'Rents, and then go up and feed The Fish at a friend's house who is on vacation. My work is never done.
Monday, May 15, 2017
TWIT and I would like to with my Girls a very happy five week birthday. It's hard to believe that they are five weeks old today. They are growing up faster than we anticipated, and they should be moving to the new permanent home later this week. Stay tuned.