After several hours, these new babes are already putting on wing feathers! Just see!
Five-day-old chick. Buff Orpington variety.
Just had to share with those who never get to see or enjoy chicks. They weigh about like picking up a wad of cotton–almost nothing. But hidden inside them, given enough feed, etc., lies the beautifully mysterious potential to become five to eight pounds. About half are hens.
They are much stronger today than they were yesterday. Had to bathe one baby bottom, today, (five, yesterday) and the poor thing nearly got a full bath, it struggled so. :) Did not photograph that one because it is having a bad hair day right now. However, the temp is 90 degrees in their little brooder pen and things dry very quickly there.
The sixteen of them have drunk a whole quart of water. Good babies!
We chose the Buff Orpington variety on the advice of a good friend in the B&B business.
It’s so much fun, even now. I never get too old for this:
Constantly charmed by their helpless yet feisty, teensy selves.
Look what I got for frost on the pepper patch!
Bell pepper harvest
Cayenne pepper harvest
Jalapeno pepper harvest. Cannot breathe around these, hence the bag. But DO notice: many of these are striped with heat stripes!
Thanks to an abundant planting, careful tending, and a heavy frost, my son’s pepper patch yielded all these beauties, for the last pickin’. So glad to get them, as our pepper plants did poorly this year.
Thanks, J&J! And thanks to the kiddos of theirs who picked them. :)
The Chance of a Lifetime
I am so happy to announce this! On Huffington Post, of all places (!) is an announcement that will maybe, I hope, rock the nation!
So far, home schoolers like it and public schoolers are reporting a feeling of new hope that maybe they CAN take advantage of this great new direction in child education.
In child protection.
In child health.
And it is so timely, given current events—A real, real opportunity for parents everywhere to be the providers they are supposed to be . . .
Drumroll, please . . . !
A new home-schooling movie is making the rounds. With a home-schooling dad and his friend directing and producing it, they don’t have many funds or much manpower, and will not probably be able to show it nationwide, BUT . . .
They are making a DVD package available nationwide. Glory!
This means you can show it to your friends, to your family, to your church, to your neighbors, to your entire community.
And go here to learn more!