I went out to the barn a little bit ago to get an egg to make mayonnaise. I was bummed to see Pecksie off the nest. She had been broody and we tucked two eggs under her to see what she'd do. (We had stashed a bunch under her once before, but she wandered off a few days later.) I had been thinking we might see some chicks in another week, or two, but it looks like today was the birthday!
There are two little chickies! (Of course, now we wish we had stashed more under her.) They look strong and healthy. We moved her and the babies into the smaller pen area in the barn and got them everything they needed. I hope they live.
It feels like a real farm again. We actually have successfully produced (well, the chickens have) a second generation of animals. And the garden is growing more than weeds. It's growing A LOT of weeds, too, but there is a ton of food on its way!!!
And now I am off to hang twinkle lights and bunting in the little orchard where Sweetheart is making our fire pit. I may have to stretch out in one of the hammocks, too.