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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Chick Update

It's been over a week, and as you know we have not made even one post. Life on the "farm" is so busy. With homeschooling, a cranky teething 10-month-old, and all the daily responsibilities, time to blog has been so hard to find. But by the encouragement of my dear Mom, I'm doing it today (smile).

The chicks are doing wonderful! Madeline and Michael are doing a fantastic job caring for them. I'm amazed at how they so naturally took up the responsibility of caring for these 4 little creatures. Creatures they had no prior experience with until the day we brought them home from the farm.

Today I was doing some work at my desk on the first floor, while Madeline and Michael sat at the table doing crafts, and Miles playing on the floor. I turned around to see what Miles was doing, and he wasn't where I sat him. I noticed the gate to the staircase was off (mommy takes full responsibility for this). I walked up one flight; no Miles. I looked around the second floor; no Miles. I looked up the stairway going to the third floor; still no Miles. I walked up the stairs to the third floor, and sure enough, there was Miles. He was grasping tight to the chick cage with his pudgy hands, looking in at the chicks. At that moment I thought, boy does he love these chicks, and...he is fast!

The chicks are growing, feathering out and seem very happy, although I'm not sure I would be able to tell if they were unhappy. Friday we are going to pick up two more chicks, they just hatched this week at another farm! This time we will be venturing out to Yale, Michigan. After we pick up these last two, we will be done, at least for awhile.

We haven't grown sick of hearing the birds chirp, in fact, we all love the reminder that spring is right around the corner.
So, if your getting antsy for spring to come, worry not, it's well on it's way!


  1. I also think its amazing how the kids have a sort of knack for chicken care. At first I thought that their wonderful teacher had given them a pile of books to read concerning the topic. But, it really is a testimony to God’s design. He has created humankind to be stewards of His creation. A mother’s desire to feed her young (and excitement when they do eat well) is very natural. A person’s urge to start seeds, plant a garden, or gather flowers is very natural. Our children’s desire and ability to care well for these little chickens is quite natural and God-given. I am convinced they will transition quite seamlessly into goat dairying. By the way, mama, what is the name of that ‘farm’?

    -Daddy O.

  2. Wow Those chicks are really growing fast!!Along with Miles, I can't believe he made it up to the 3rd floor, I just know your heart must have been beating out of your chest! Madeline and Michael look like they are having fun raising the 4 chicks and now there is going to be 2 more. FREE EGGS for the rest of Grandpa and Grandma's lives! YEA!!!!!!!!!!!
    Love the comment made by DADDY O. You are so into the word of God and your Love for God shows in everything you do and write. It also shows by the way your bringing up your family and how much your love for Melissa is expressed.
    Love you all
    Grandma P.


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