Whoosh! What a start to the week! I'm all atwitter with excitement!! There is so much going on I can hardly stand it.
First, last night, I got to spend time here:
But the reason I was there was this:
Zan Asha was there teaching a fabulous class on organic beekeeping. I had fun meeting people that I had only 'met' online through their blogs. Zan and Cathy of Miss Effie's Flowers who was the organizer of this class. Now I'm super excited to get bees next year. I can't wait to see them buzzing around the wildflowers in the meadow.
Then, the excitement continued today with this arrival:
We also have 2 Welsummers (one female, one male- hopefully our only rooster!)
Three Wyandottes: one gold laced, one silver laced and one columbian
And lastly another Barred Rock. I was amazed how fast they arrived considering that they had a May 2 hatch date. And, I've just got to go on record that our postal carrier is the best one on the planet. He called V this morning to make sure he would be home and drove them out to us so V didn't have to drive into town to the post office. Isn't that just the best thing ever! But now I feel guilty that V had to deal with getting them into the brooder. I promised him that he wouldn't have to mess with them. And I made him check their butts as well. Poor guy. But he survived.
The children (mostly J16) have been picking names for them. K11 named one of the ameraucanas Captain Georgina- or Georgie for short. She is the mean one of the bunch, pecking at the others. Maybe because someone pooped on her back in transit.
We're fortunate that we have a divider for the dog kennel that we're using as a brooder, and that it has two doors. So, we have big and little spaces:
And speaking of weather, my thermometer on the porch read 29 degrees this morning. That's just WRONG for May. And we have a freeze warning out for tonight with near record low temps. My dining room table is now full of little tomato and pepper plants. sigh....