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Lesson 1053 – Quotable Chicks

By Wendythomas @wendyenthomas

Friday’s Quotes for the Chicks


When something bad happens you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.

Let’s talk about productivity this week. It’s been a little tough to hit all my deadlines when there are soccer games on three times a day (and don’t tell me, I don’t have to watch them, it would kind of be like telling me I don’t have to breath.) Although it’s been time-consuming, I wouldn’t change it for the world (cup), and anyway, as a freelance writer, when I can’t hit my deadlines during the day, well then I simply set up shop at night.

It’s a good life.

This weekend, I will be looking into some kind of netting for the chicks. After looking around, netting, as opposed to fencing seems to make more sense.

It will also keep our two newest members of the flock; Ruud and Lilly, corralled. They, our adopted adult marans, are used to being a bit more free-ranged than our other flock members and we are constantly finding little nests in the woods and bushes where they choose to lay their eggs.

Every day is like an Eater Egg hunt at our house. The other day, Emma stumbled across one of Lilly’s eggs under a fallen tree, and later she found a nest by our front porch that was being used by Ruud. It’s okay, we all keep it in stride. As one who gave birth to a baby in distress in front of a team of about 20 people, I can assure you that if I had my druthers, I would have also preferred to drop that baby in a quiet and hidden nest under a fallen tree.

I’ve been doing some more thinking about tiny house living and next week, I’ll start introducing more ideas on that way of life (culture.) I’m thinking that even if you live in a large house (let’s face it, we sealed our fate when we made the decision to have a flock of 6 chicks) you can still live a tiny (tinnier) life style.

Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at [email protected]

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