Wednesday, April 9, 2014

All In A Day

I've got to tell you...
I love question and answer!
You help me think of things to write about with your questions.

Karen:  "Why are there marbles in the water container...for the chicks?"


I always put something in the water reservoir for newly hatched chicks...
marbles, clean stones, etc.
to keep the water shallow.
This helps to prevent accidental drowning of chicklets.

I am happy to say that all of my 41 little chicklets have survived their first 2 days 
on the farm.
They all seem to be thriving.


For now, they are living in a large box inside the brooder house,
with a heat lamp to keep them toasty warm.

When they are a little bigger, I will release them from the box and they will 
have the run of the coop.

Whenever I enter the brooder house, 
they scamper into a corner to hide from me.


Once relaxed, however, they spread out all over and eat and drink and 
play.


They are so comical to watch at this age!


By this time next week they will have doubled in size.

Annie brings a whole new dimension to the farm...
sort of like the days of having a new baby in the house!


We are not getting as much done as usual around here...
our time is taken up by puppy love!

I stopped in the big arena yesterday while out doing chores
and found Dr. Becky working with Sid.


It's been a while since I posted pictures of Sid.

For those of you who are new to my blog,
Sid is Becky's off-track rescue horse,
who came to the farm skinny and sad...


That was a few years ago.
He has since learned to be a horse...a very happy horse,
and has become Becky's eventing horse...
mastering both Dressage and jumping!


With much love and many hours of training,
Sid has become an amazing, athletic horse...
a truly happy boy!  

And last, but not least, let's peek into the greenhouse....


so much happening here!
It won't be long until all of this will be transplanted into the garden...
for months of homegrown goodness on our plates!

8 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i saw those same chicks at tractor supply yesterday. i was soooo tempted! i love how intently annie looks into the camera. sid is a handsome horse with a beautiful coat!

Patsy from Illinois said...

Thanks to you for rescuing Annie. Look at those sturdy legs and feet! She is going to be a big girl.

Karen L. Bates said...

Everything does indeed look awesome. Thanks for the answer...heehee. And Sid is looking good...those plants...wow! Lots of planting in your future!

colleen said...

Just checking in and everything looks like it is growing/doing well...makes me want to check in everyday!!

Diana said...

Thanks again for making my day !

Missy George said...

Glad all your little ones are OK..2 legged, 4 legged and green..Sid and Becky look great..Nice pic..Thanks again for everything..xxoo

Joyce F said...

Okay, I have to ask. You mentioned the chicks playing. How do they play? It was always fun when the little chicks came in the Spring when I was growing up. I like to look at the chicks and ducklings, etc. at the farm store every Spring but am not interested in bringing any home. Home grown fryers do taste so much better than chicken from the grocery store but when I think of chickens all I think of is those old setting hens pecking at me when I reach under them to gather the eggs! I do enjoy seeing everyone else's though.

Rain said...

It is interesting how the things we do for granted .... Others find a question in....like putting small rocks or marbles in the water dish..... Always learn and always teach and the world goes on........ Have a nice day on the farm !!!
Rain

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