I think tomorrow is the day for new chicks to arrive on our little homestead. Our current girls are 2 years old this spring and while they're laying nicely again after a winter lull, I know that age will begin to catch up with them. So tomorrow a few new chicks will come to live with us.
We were at one farm store last night picking up a new drive belt for the motor for the door opener for the shop and I checked out what they had. Not too impressed with their selection.
But this evening, we stopped by the other farm store on the way home from picking up a few things after I got home from work to check it out. They've got Ameraucanas, Buff Orpingtons, Rhode Island Reds and Black Sex Links as well as a batch of 'rainbow layers'. I think that is the catch all for 'what the hatchery had left over, not sorted! Two of our original Fab Four were from that bin. They turned out to be RIR.
But, before I can get new chicks, V and the boys have to finish the ceilings in the downstairs bath. That was on the agenda for the week but got delayed due to V being busy with paid writing work. However, it is on tap for tomorrow! I've got everything I need for chicks, just not the chicks or the space to put them. The room isn't big and it won't take long to get the sheet rock up and mudded and taped. We'll worry about painting it when it warms up. But V doesn't want to have to work around the dog kennel that will house the chicks while they grow big enough to introduce to the rest of the flock.
Anyway. I'm glad it's the weekend. It seems to have been a long, long week at work. The boys have been off on spring break but I've been at work. I've been good at working out but not so good at sewing this week. This whole balance thing is tougher than I thought. I've got my day off on Monday so I've got a three day weekend. Let's see how much I can accomplish....