Today my sister and I switched kids for the afternoon and it was great. We've reached this spot where it's actually easier to have a friend (or cousin) over, than not. The boys played so well together and when I went out to clean the brooder, they left their manliness at the door and giggled on the grass with the chicks.
Two things have happened with the chicks this week. For starters, what I knew was coming is starting to happen---they're getting a little less cute. They're starting to lose their baby feathers and they're entering that awkward phase. It's okay though- we still love them.
The second thing is that they want to fly. Above, is one of the Buff Orpington chicks. I left the cover off the brooder for just a minute while I was cleaning it and she flew right up and perched on the ledge. I keep on telling them that they still have a few weeks in there, but they're not listening.
Chicken Crack, and yes, I just said Chicken Crack. It's a treat that we bought off Amazon and the chicks love it.
Woodbark honestly makes me want to bring her inside, which is crazy since I can't even handle the messes that my own children make.
I hope you've had a good day. We had our second t-ball practice tonight and I discovered that I'm the Mom who claps even when the kids are basically just running across the field. I just can't help it. I might need to tone it down and wipe that goofy grin off my face. Seeing them out there having fun makes me want to burst.♥ Angela