"And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up." ~ Deuteronomy 6:7
...we have chicks!!! We started out with 12 eggs, but ended up with 8 chicks.
This is the first one born. Samantha named it 'Robin'
The second born is 'Golden Rod' for now.
The third one born is 'Licorice' aka 'Licker'. Before he/she hatched, its little tongue was going in and out through the hole in the egg. As you can see, this little chick has some bald spots where the downy feathers have not developed. Licorice was also born with one good wing and a short little wing...kind of like "Nemo". We were not quite sure if it would make it through the night, but...
Here are 'Robin', 'Golden Rod', and 'Licorice' cuddling up together for a good nights sleep. 'Licorice' did make it through the night and is doing really good.
The remaining 5 chicks hatched today and they pretty much have the same coloring. They are not all named as we have not seen their personalities yet. Although, I can say that one of them has been nick-named 'Clumsy'. For some reason, Clumsy ends up on its back, spread eagle, and is unable to get turned around without help.
Here is a good picture of 'Robin' (at the bottom), 'Licorice' and 'Golden Rod' (top)
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Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the
common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings
of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this
Constitution for the United States of America.
Because of the beautiful cool weather, Sam and I got a little bit of the baking bug. Sam made, with the help of Jiffy, cornbread muffins. Sam and I, with the help of Fleischmans, made soft pretzels.
I learned a very good lesson - when driving down the road listening to a good song on the radio, don't take a big gulp of hot liquid...you can burn the inside of your throat. Not a smart move on my part.
The afternoon was spent relaxing to a couple of Harry Potter movies
Dinner was yummy tonight - Chicken Cordon Bleu, Mashed Potatoes and fresh Green Beans. To top off a great dinner....ice-cream
Listening to Nick and Sam reading to each other. Nothing is sweeter than this moment in time.
Blackie does not like the smell of bleach and he lets me know in a very not so nice way. I think I figured out why. The vet uses bleach to clean off the tables after each animal visit. The smell of bleach must trigger some sort of bad memory for Blackie. Poor little boo boo kitty :(
Getting the minutes done from work!!!! Just a few little things that need to be touched up, but I got them done!!!
I have been pondering on what to do for science this year and thanks to our friends, our family will be raising chickens from eggs. We found out a couple of days ago that our friends have been putting aside some fertilized chicken eggs for us. Yesterday we bought an incubator and today it is holding 12 chicken eggs.
For the next 21 days, Nick and Sam will be turning these eggs 2-3 times a day. If all goes well, the chicks will hatch on or around the kids' birthdays.
In the meantime, the chicken coop will be completed as we wait patiently for the grand arrival.