New Chicks!

I was finally able to get a batch of baby chicks at the new house! It’s been a bit of trial just getting the chicks in the first place. None of the local places could keep them in stock this spring, and even when they would get new shipments there was never much variety. I finally ended up ordering some online from a hatchery based out west. But while they all arrived seemingly safe, I ended up losing about half…

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Isolation Update: Just Us Chickens

Things are actually starting to feel a little less isolated lately, as I have (safely and cautiously) been able to start visiting with some folks again. Because I already worked from home, it’s true that the quarantine really hasn’t changed all that much in my life, but it’s certainly nice to have some face-to-face interaction with people again. From the Homestead My new chickens are nearly big enough to go outside full-time. Which is pretty exciting, since they have been…

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Isolation Update: I Might be a Disney Princess

So, the highlight of my week definitely came yesterday, when I was able to save this sweet chickadee from being toyed with by one of my cats. Now, to be fair, my cats are not exceptionally fierce, being well-fed house cats, and don’t exactly have killer instincts. But they do like to play. When I saw one of the cats out in the yard, clearly engrossed with something, I went over to investigate and found this stunned little chickadee on…

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