Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Wait........ What Happened To My Laundry Room?


We had quite a tragedy here last December while we were out of town. All Matthew's beautiful silkies got eaten. It was tragic for my little guy and I've been waiting for spring to get a bit closer to start looking for Matthew a new flock. A couple weeks back, I turned to friends on Facebook and asked for their help finding Matthew some new chickens. They came through big time {thanks y'all!} and I was able to meet a new friend that raises her own chickens and goats not too far of a drive from our hometown! 



Her name is Janis and she is a hoot and didn't mind me asking her some pretty dumb farming questions about raising goats and all. I'm still pretty new to this country life and some things I still can't figure out, but she set me straight and didn't even crack a smile at this farm girl transplant! She had quite a few chicks, several silkies, easter eggers and a little black maran. I snatched the easter egger and black maran for me and the silkies for Matthew. She's expecting more silkies this week so I'm hoping to get him a few more. They are too doggone cute! We are hoping that one of them is a Frizzle. Ever heard of those? If not, Google it and be ahhhhhhmazed. They are, well, unusual would be a good word to describe them.



For now, my laundry room has been converted into a baby chickie nursery and I wouldn't have it any other way! I'm dying for a baby goat. Do you think the baby goatie would like the laundry room too??! What? You don't keep goats and chickens in you laundry room??
xo,
Amy

5 comments:

  1. How sweet!!! Several years back we acquired a baby duckling through a school project. We decided to keep him and he soon became an extended family member. We even took him camping which was a little daunting! We thoroughly enjoyed him and as he became bigger we found a wonderful lady that raised ducks and took him in. We got to see his family expand as he grew older. The things ya do, huh!!! I also wouldn't have changed a thing, was a lot of work but also brought a lot of joy! Happy Easter and I hope Matthew enjoys his new brood!

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    1. We've taken our dogs camping but a duck?!, I'll bet y'all got lots of attention at the campground! That's a great way to make friends! Brave lady you are!

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  2. Love it! Reminds me of our own home. We too are new to this whole 'homesteading' idea. Although we aren't planting anything b/c we live on a rock, we are just beginning to raise various critters. We also have converted a room in our house into a 'baby animal room'. Our back porch is now housing 8 cute chickies and a bunny -- although he's old enough now to move to the outdoor rabbit hutch, I'm just waiting for consistently warmer weather to do so. I too am hoping to get goats here in the near future as well. Love reading your adventures. They somewhat mimic our own.

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    1. I'm waiting for warmer temps too! Can't wait to let these little guys wiggle their toes in the grass. They're just gonna LOVE it!

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  3. How sweet that you were able to find some chicks for your Matthew!

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