Here is a picture of two cuties, Indiana and hubby.
And speaking of cuties, looks what we got today.
There are 15 of them - 5 Americana, 5 Dominicker (they are the black and white checkerboard looking chickens) , 3 Rhode Island Red and 2 Leghorns. They are approximately a week old. We are having such fun with them. Already they are showing signs of personality and some of them are even flying around the brooder (watering tub). One of them, an Americana, has already figured out how to jump/ fly out. Better finish up the coop as soon as possible.
The four adult chickens we were hoping to have this week will have to wait a little. They are actually living on my SIL's property but she did not buy them, they just showed up one day. She tried to see if they belong to someone, but no one is claiming them. They are foraging for all of their food and have survived there for over a year. Since they live in a neighborhood and the rooster is a problem with the neighbors, she is trying to get rid of them. We hoped to have them here, but they are very good at avoiding capture. We plan to continue trying to catch them.
Some of the garden plants are coming up - more sweet peas, yellow bush beans and potatoes are up as are spinach and some lettuce. There are blueberries on the bushes, strawberries setting on the plants and wild blackberries growing everywhere. I am hoping to get a second garden bed put in this week. I also bought two heirloom tomato plants. These will go in that second bed. I plan to only grow a few tomatoes and get most of what I am going to preserve at the farmer's market this year.
Well, enough blogging - there are dishes that need to be done. :)