Butt Crack of Dawn Farms

Okay, so yesterday, the garden looked like this:

Didn’t anyone tell the weather that April Fools was OVER? Obviously, not.

Today it’s all gone. In fact yesterday afternoon it was pretty much all melted. I think sometimes the weather just wants to remind us that it can kick our ass if it chooses to, so don’t get too comfy.

I have re potted the tomato and pepper seedlings. I think they’re looking okay.

Repotting them is supposed to help their roots get stronger – so hopefully that all works according to plan.

But now for the big news – CHICKS CAME TODAY! Hooray! They arrived via the post office in this adorable little cardboard crate. They were all huddled up together trying to stay warm.

I guess they segregate chicks . . . I like how a couple of them crossed the color line.

When they first arrive you have to give them water right away. You take them out of the crate one at a time and dip their beaks into the water so they “learn” to drink.  It didn’t take long for them to figure it out – and believe me, they were some thirsty little things! I guess I would be pretty parched after a two day journey in a cardboard box.

Don’t you just want to squeeze them? They’re so cute and fluffy!

We have a little area set up in one of the garages. As soon as they were put down they all started running around, drinking and pecking at the food that is scattered around. They were so happy to be free! They look really healthy and they’re very active. That seems like a good sign. They are also constantly “peep, peep, peeping” SO CUTE!  I feel obsessive about them, like they’re newborn children. Tonight I’ll go lay down a blanket so I can sleep on the floor beside them. No, that won’t work, I’ll have to bring them in to sleep beside the bed . . . okay, I better go check on them now. 🙂

1 Comment

  1. Sandra on April 3, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    When I saw the chicks, I set up an insane squealing that frightened the dogs. Wow, just bring them all into bed with you. They are so cute it’s unreal.