Wednesday, June 24, 2009

3 weeks

and finally a post! That is a very sad record for me. Lucky for you I'm going to have several in a row. First a couple of catch ups and then a FO!

And where do we start with the catch up... well with growing chickens of course!

The girls are about 9 weeks old now! Crazy old ... it's hard to believe. If you're any judge of chickens and remember past posts on the girls, you'll also realize what we have come to understand. Our buff orpingtons, not so much orpingtons. Our best guess at this point is that we have two lovely rhode island reds.

At least we were right about the barred rocks. And these two girls, they have gotten huge!

This is S's favorite thing (and really mine) right now too... the morning frolic with the girls. They are really a bit tired of their little house and ready to move outside permanently. Our plan is to make that transition later this week. In the meantime, for entertainment, they get the run of the kitchen a couple times a day. This basically involves me putting a big pile of zucchini, spinach, lettuce, or some other veggie down for them and then them running crazy around the kitchen. Very entertaining.

Other than chicken time (and the dreaded work... which I am not currently enjoying and will not discuss fo fear of depressing the whole world), the other fun, fun thing we did recently was take a trip to the beach. Two nights at Crystal Cove State Park in southern California (this is close to Newport Beach for those with the geography). We love this little place.

We watched lots of sunsets (well OK only two, but it felt like lots) ...

and took lots of walks and runs on the beach. A great spot. Check it out if you're close by.

Lucky for me, the beach made a great spot for a photo shot of my most recent FO -- the textured shawl. I'll post that soon. Yummy suri merino -- stay tuned! And of course... more chicken fun to come as well!

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