The Days Are Just Packed.
March 31, 2011 § 8 Comments
They’re so packed, it seems like I’ve been here for four weeks, not four days. There was a nothing’s-really-happened-yet-to-blog-about phase (Monday), a things-are-wonderful-but-we’re-so-worried-and-upset-about-Petrel phrase (Tuesday), an increasingly-urgent-need-to-blog phrase (Yesterday), and now, this morning, finally, I’ve got a few good pictures and more to say than is possible.
So I don’t think I’ll even try to tell it all. We’ll start with today.
Y’all’ve probably already read that Mrs. Doubtfire gave birth to twin boys last night, and I’m happy to report that, this morning, they’re looking good (as cute as can be, to be precise).
Jekyll and Piper were also willing to pose for their mother-baby glamour-shots:
I tried to get a good shot of all the baby chicks we’ve got– Ethel has hatched 5 chicks so far (some are her own, but some of the other ones hatched from eggs that the other hens laid in her nest, so they’re all different colors), plus Susan brought back 8 chicks from the store (4 Golden Comets, and 4 Tetra Tints) yesterday. We were able to sneak them under Ethel last night in a bit of HEN SUBTERFUGE that was, I think, really successful.
So, that makes 13 in total. Add in the shipment of Extra-Fancy Chicks that we’re expecting soon– and that’s a LOT of poultry.
Plus, swinging by the coop meant that I was able to collect some more eggs:
That’s all for now, but, in the meantime, I’ll be GARDENING WITH PIGS, and trying to come up with some baby names for Mrs. Doubtfire’s new ramlings (not gonna lie: I’ve been scanning this intently, on the hunt for some good names). The first apples to come to mind were “Gala” and “Pink Lady,” which are, I think, a little too feminine for these boys.
Susan & I will let you know what we come up with!