That’s what we hear on our back porch right now. On Sunday evening, we picked up 17 chicks from our neighbor who incubated them. They’re a mix of Delwares and barnyard mixes from his other layers. These birds are mostly being raised to be broilers, but some of the females may be kept as part of our laying flock.
How’s that for a bucket of chicken?
My seedling heating mat comes in handy when it comes to brooding tiny animals, if you put it under the brooder it helps keep the floor warm for them.
I love how they dart around and then the next second they’re passed out sleeping on the floor. They’re entertaining to watch.
It should be interesting to watch these little guys grow up, I’ve never had chicks before. In a few weeks we should also be getting ducklings and goslings.
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Today on Cultivate Simple we’re talking about what’s going on around the run. It’s been busy, busy, busy around here. Since our last couple podcasts have been about other topics, we decided it was time for an update about what we’ve been doing around the farm. We’re talking about everything from timberframing to chicks.
Unhappy people tend to see setbacks as contaminates that ruined an otherwise good thing (“I was never the same after my wife left me”), while generative adults see them as blessings in disguise (“The divorce was the most painful things that ever happened to me, but I’m so much happier with my new wife”)? Those who live the most fully realized lives–giving back to their families, societies, and ultimately themselves–tend to find meaning in their obstacles. Where we stumble is where our treasure lies.
Mr Chiots and I have always said that mistakes and difficulties are often the most valuable things in our lives. Through them, we learn what to do and what not to do. We learn about ourselves and we become more of who we were meant to be. This only happens if we embrace the difficulties and look at them as a learning experience. We often cannot change some of the things that happen to us, but we can change our attitude towards them. It’s amazing how your attitude can make a world of difference.
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This past Wednesday, I headed up to Kinney Compost to look at their products. I met Wes Kinney, the owner, and we chatted while he gave me a tour of his place. Wes certainly has a love for compost and his products show it.
Sadly, I wasn’t able to make my own compost last year, I should say, I wasn’t able to pack it up and bring it with me to Maine. Thank goodness for people like Wes. Now I can have good quality compost for my garden even though I wasn’t able to make it myself.
I’m already setting up my compost pile for next year, so this should be the only time I need to purchase it. That’s a good thing, because good quality compost isn’t cheap!
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Weeding is a garden chore that I don’t mind, there’s something very relaxing about it. I guess it’s the repetitious nature of it, it allows me the freedom to let my mind wander. Once again, it’s the season for weeding. I spent a half hour outside yesterday evening trying to rid an area of quack grass.
For me, it’s a wonderful way to spend an evening.
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