Monday, May 22, 2017

Moving Day

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.

Stay tuned. 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Someone Doesn't Look Very Happy

I'm not real sure, but I think this chick is giving me the evil eye.  Just saying.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Free Pie Friday

The 'Rents and I just had another piece of the fresh strawberry pie tonight. We are two for two on free pie days.  And there is a good chance that we will go three for three tomorrow.  Stay tuned.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Free Pie Thursday

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

Quote Of The Month

Spoken by Grandpa Clifford, and I quote "The only things in life that you should regret are the things you didn't do." 

I think I'm going to take you up on that, Grandpa.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesday Updates

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

Happy Birthday, Girls

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.