Friday’s Quotes for the Chicks
Graffiti from my daughter’s overnight camp.
It’s the eve of a long weekend. All the chicks have returned to the nest from college and it’s the official start of summer. Rain is in the forecast but that’s never stopped us from celebrating the beginning of the “lemonade and outdoor swimming” season. And have I told you that there is a Budweiser facility (complete with a full Clydesdale hitch) located in our town?
Doesn’t get much better than that.
Next week is going to be exciting. I’ll have a book review on Forrest Prichard’s “Gaining Ground.” Forrest a young farmer who is determined to change how farms work. He’s written a terrific and funny book on his experiences in saving the family farm. I contacted him and he’s graciously answered a few questions for an interview and he’s even sent a picture of him posing with a chicken.
Now that’s my kind of farmer.
There will be a few more Chicken Shaming photos and I’ve gotten some good feather sexing photos. Next week, based on a compilation of young chick neck feather photos, you’ll see whether the sexing by an index card method really works.
Also, I have a big, BIG surprise that will be arriving this weekend. Not going to count the proverbial chicks before they hatch (hint, hint) but let’s just say that I think the readers of this blog are going to be very, very happy to see what this surprise is.
I know I will be.
Happy Memorial Day and a big, sincere “thank you” to all who have served for our country.
As always, peaceful weekend everyone, health and happiness (and safety) to your flock.
Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at Wendy@SimpleThrift.com
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