Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Chicks are here

It was bittersweet today.  We successfully hatched out 3 chicks, but while we were out of the house somehow one of them ended up in the water bowl and drowned.  I had chicken wire in place to keep it out … Continue reading

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3 pips – no chicks

There are now three eggs trying to hatch.  So far there are just some tiny holes where the beaks have been working.  Thankfully, we are going to be gone all day so our chicks will not be pestered. You’re not … Continue reading

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We have a pip!

We just checked on the eggs in our home-made incubator and one has a pip!  That is a tiny hole in the shell where the chick has starting the process of escaping the egg.  Over the next 24 hours, the … Continue reading

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Oh My! What a smell!

  We are all a twitter just like expectant parents.  Our broody hen has been sitting on her eggs for 19 days.  This weekend if she has been successful, we will have a bunch of newborn chicks.   She has … Continue reading

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Hornswoggled by a 14 year-old!

My stars!  I just got hornswoggled by 14-year-old daughter.  I agreed to the renovation of the girl’s room if my girls made serious contributions.  They readily agreed.  The problem is now their stuff is scattered everywhere in my house.  We … Continue reading

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Bedroom Renovation Continues – The Painting

The girls have been busy.  They decided they want two shades of blue, half the wall dark blue and half the wall light blue.  They also begrudgingly agreed to paint the floor temporarily.  Dad won the negotiations when he up … Continue reading

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The Renovation Continues – the carpet goes.

Step one,  we got the stuff dealt with.  That was major.  I was extremely proud because the girls really stepped up to the plate and got rid of a lot of stuff!  Step two had to be the carpet.   … Continue reading

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