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Lesson 1382 – Blue Eggs Countdown

By Wendythomas @wendyenthomas

I’ve been using this week to catch up on a lot of work that had been put aside for the past few months. I still have an article to write and a trip to the college for administration purposes before I can close up shop for the weekend.

Regardless of whether I’m ready or not, life goes on. Two days before my mother’s funeral, I got a call that our ordered chicks had arrived. I briefly thought about bringing them with us for the weekend to Connecticut but then figured the hotel probably wouldn’t be too excited about that. So I set them up in a trusty Tupperware box and found a chick sitter, who through the wonder that is Facebook, kept us connected to the newest members of our flock all weekend.

I plan on spending a lot of time with these little fluff nuggets this weekend and you’ll see and hear about them starting next week. But just to wet your whistle here is a photo of one of the Barred Rocks and one of our New Hampshire Reds. Enjoy.

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We also have a new mama in our annual we-don’t-take-down-our-Christmas-wreath-until-the-summer adventures. This year we have a robin’s nest and she is calm enough that I can quickly grab a morning photo each day. This is today’s May 13, 2016. Behold those beautiful blue eggs. I’ve learned that robins don’t eat seed, but they do enjoy berries, apples, and raisins. Hope our robin likes her organic blueberries from Whole Foods, only the best for our flock’s mamas.

I’ll keep you posted on major nest activity here, but if you want to follow the daily activity (which for a few days is going to look exactly like the picture below), you can see it on my Facebook page. I don’t think you have to be my friend to see the photos, but know that all readers of this blog are considered friends of mine.

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May 13, 2016

Have a great weekend, go out and enjoy the day this is given to us.

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

Also, join me on Facebook to find out more about the flock (children and chickens) and see some pretty funny chicken jokes, photos of tiny houses, and even a recipe or two.

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