Sunday, June 1, 2008

Chicky, Chicky

Well, we are adding some members to our farm family. Baby chicks! We actually added them last Sunday. Yes, that beautiful day....which turned into a stormy night! So...I was out at 4:30am trying to cover them up and keep them from drowning, only to find one had already gone. I think it was the one in this first pic. It was the smallest of the 10.

You may be asking yourself why on earth I would take a pic of the waterer....let me explain.

My dear husband went to the old barn in search of a watering can for the chickens. He comes back with this glass, original chicken watering jar. Wow. As he walks up he says to me, "Now this is why and when it pays to be a Dalrymple." LOLOL!!! Those of you who know us well know that my dear husband is a packrat, although I think with each generation it gets a little better....from what I've seen and heard anyway, LOL! This was his GREAT GRANDMOTHER'S!!! Apparently there were many of them, but as a small boy, he and his brother broke the rest (shame, shame!). It took a while, but I worked the lid off and cleaned it up and it works wonderfully ! Ah, to be a Dalrymple! Just what is she trying to do? Not sure myself!
This is the prettiest of the bunch, IMO.
This one was near death the next morning, so we brought it in and put it in a box in a warm place. Throughout the day it livened up, but that night before I went to bed, I went to check on it and it was dead. :0(

That put us at 8, but as of this morning, we are down to 7. :0( I have no idea what happened to the one that's vanished!

She's such a nuzzler! :0)

Even though it shows how badly our grass needed mowing at the time, I think this is my favorite picture. (and it's been mowed since then, anyway, LOL!)


Sun-Kissed Savages said...

wonderful pictures. I must really be a country girl at heart!! I LOVE baby animals. (Although I don't much care for going IN my in-laws' chicken houses. Shooey!)

Jason cracks me up. That is stinkin' hilarious!

I am partial to Jaslyn...always such a cutie...but that last picture really is VERY good!

Jerri Dalrymple said...

Chicken houses are yuck. We are surrounded by them. I think that is part of why I want to grow my own. I can't stand the idea of eating those chickens that don't ever see the light of day! Ew. On the other hand, these are quickly becoming pets, just as our goats are. I want a couple ducks (that we can clip their wings so they stay here...unlike the ones on the pond that only stay for a season, LOL) and a turtle. We've had turtles before, but now we have a place we can keep one while we aren't playing with it and it can't run away, LOL! Okay, let's see...I've got 30+ head of cattle (about 10 of those are cute!), 7 chicks, 2 young goats, 3 dogs with one on the way (still being trained-Jason's bday present), and a wild cat somewhere. Oh, and a family of skunks that I could really do without. One got under the house AGAIN night before last and sprayed...woke up wondering what was burning. Then when we all started getting up and around we must have scared it because it sprayed again. We had to open all the windows and run the fans and it still stinks in here! LOL Still wanna live in the country? ;0)

Simply Stork said...

We so want some chickens but we live in the woods...we can't even keep all the cats safe we will see...(sorry to hear about the loss your little ones :o(

the rest are sooo cute...may they grow to be good little chickens for you :o)


Anonymous said...

Wow! Wonderful farm fun. I would definitely love to live on a farm...but I am NOT married to a farm boy. Maybe in the next life!