Well, Thursdays are my day off. I have yet to do what I really want to do... but will pop to the sewing room to play after I write this post.
I was good and did my walk this morning and after breakfast (homemade oat bread yummy!) I headed out and attempted to weed a bit. A little bit got done before the temps did me in. A shower and some blog hopping and then I made a Sams club list. Why in the world was EVERYONE at Sams today? About 3/4 did have masks on though. It took me an extra 20 minutes.... as I waited for the rotisserie chickens to come out of the ovens and get packaged. I was melting after I put things into the cooler bags and carry bags in the back of the car! Thank goodness when I got home I had 3 helpers unload for me!
Then Greg and Em headed to Tractor Supply to get chicken supplies. They had ordered 6 baby chicks online yesterday and they would ship out on July 6th. Lets just say I got a photo text of baby chicks with a ?. They came home without chicks but with all the supplies needed to convert the guinea pig cage to a heated area for the chicks and feeders and food. They did the research on the 2 sets of hens there and decided on the Golden Sex Link Pullets. They are a dual purpose bird, producing large to x-large brown eggs. It is a cross between a Rhode Island White female and the Rhode Island Red male. We were able to cancel the on-line order no problem and avoided the extra $35 in shipping and got 4 instead of 6. A little more manageable to start with.
Both kids and Greg are pretty excited..... They have dismantled the play area Monday and Tuesday. Found a design for the coop and we have the spot to put it in the back yard in a mostly shady area with a big run. They will work on building that over the next month. In the mean time.... we have 4 quiet chicks sleepinghappily in the cage under the heat lamp! We each got to name one.... so far there is Emma (Emily's), Molly (me), Fred (Greg!), and little sleepy ostrich (Aidan). The names might change.... that was just the initial thoughts. That should keep them occupied for a little bit.