It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost 12 weeks since my visit with my friend Tammy and her family, and these guys and gals hatched! We had such a wonderful time watching them hatch and cheering them on as they entered the world. What a great learning experience for all of our kids to get to experience! I was so glad that the timing worked out to where they were hatching whey they were here.
Here they are now:
Where has the time gone? I miss Tammy terribly, but we talk almost daily, and we’re planning a trip up there next year. I can’t wait!
Back to the chicks. Right now, they are in their own separate area (but not completely cut off from the rest of the flock), but soon, they will be joining the rest of the flock. They have approximately another 8 weeks before the girls start laying, but we’ll have to separate the young males before then. Unfortunately, we cannot keep them all, but I might keep one or two. The rest will go into my freezer at around 20 weeks of age. We’ll just have to wait and see how my flock’s doing at that time.
We also finally got part of a garden planted. Not what I had originally planned, but it’ll do. We planted 5 rows of corn, 2 rows of beans, and 1 row of potatoes. So far, I do have corn and beans coming up which is great! I’m praying that they will continue to do well and that I’ll have something to put into my freezer to last us through the winter.
Well, there you have it – an update to our farm life. We stay pretty busy, but I love it! I’m so very thankful for all that God has blessed us with. I’m more blessed than I could ever put into words.