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I'm a Canadian now residing in Sunny Arizona since 2002. Although I've been a city girl all of my life, I've always loved the country and the laid back life it offers. My love of the Outdoors, Animals,and Gardening comes from my mom Cecile, who loved her home in the country, but sadly passed away in 2005. I promised her I would grow a garden in her name, And I finally did, five years later. One of my best memories of her is how much she loved her garden. The glow on her face when she would show me something new, always creating a life with things she loved. She loved all animals. She taught me simplicity, to enjoy the small things, and see beauty in everything. Today I find myself doing the same things she did in her garden and in life. This blog was created to keep track of my projects and adventures. They may not all be successes, but my goal is to remain unintimidated by whatever engages my curiosity. I want to share this adventure with those who can appreciate the small things, the trial and errors, the simplicity in it all, but mostly,what my mom knew how to do best,just have FUN! *This blog is dedicated to her*

Jun 29, 2010

The Flock Has Arrived!

After weeks of going over each corner of the pen and making last minute adjustments, finally my chicks have come home :)

Over the weekend I got 4 little ones. Born on May 12, 2010.
One Leghorn, One Rhode Island Red, and two Barred Rocks. I will not go into detail but sadly the Leghorn fell victim to one of my sneaky dogs while I was distracted. It happened so fast and I hope this never happens again. I will make sure that it never ever does.
I mourned for a day, then headed out to get two more. I had to, I was so heartbroken and guilt-ridden.

I picked one Leghorn and another Rhode Island Red. Now I have 5 little ones running around the pen. They are quickly adapting to their space. How funny to see them head up the ramp when it's getting dark out. But they're not going in the coop yet. They like to just sit on the edge of the patio. That will have to change since they need to remain inside the coop at night. It's so cute how they all stick together and never separate.

It's an adjustment for everyone, especially my dogs. The mellow ones I brought in the coop for them to see and smell and that worked out just fine. They don't seem to bother with the new residents.

Chicks grow very fast so I intend to enjoy every minute of it. I look forward to checking up on them first thing every morning.

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