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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Spring Chickens





Sorry, I couldn't resist yet another Spring-themed title. It was just too perfect! Here they are: our spring chicks. My husband couldn't resist them when he went to pick up our illegal milk. (Don't tell.) So now we have two Bantam chickens, sex as yet undetermined. Anyone know how to tell? Chickens, to be honest, I find a little creepy. They seem verrry far away on the scale of evolutionary development. I don't feel even vaguely related. Which is why, I guess, it's possible to eat them? Anyhow, we won't eat ours. They are pets only, and amazingly well-behaved at that! Not a single pecked hand or toe so far, although they do poop indiscriminately, and several of us have been unfortunate recipients.


Below, you see one fourth of our tiny vegetable garden. We figured we would garden for the kids only this year, so it is all stuff that we thought they would enjoy eating or pulling out! For eating: they love kale (can you believe it?), spinach, peas, carrots, broccoli. For pulling out: onions and potatoes. We also added some pansies and a nasturtium, both of which they will pick and eat! Their grandparents up the lane raise organic produce for sale at high-end restaurants, and in the big city chefs love the edible flowers. Because of this, both my children will pick and eat any pansy they come across! I have to smuggle them into vases...

4 comments:

Poppy & Mei said...

Gorgeous post!
Lucky you to have chicks, a garden & Grandparents just up the lane.
You are very lucky. We are getting closer to that kind of lucky everyday now...Xxx

Teaching Handwork said...

we had chicks a few year ago...we ran into the problem where their poop gets stuck on their butts and we had to clean it off or they get clogged and die...we actually went through 10 chicks...due to local cats getting into the pen or due to clogged poopers...

we ended up with 4 very sweet chickens

Feenwerkstatt said...

Oh nein, die Küken sind einfach ZU süß!!!

Lieben Gruß, Anja

Cadi said...

The chicks are just so, so cute! :-)
I love drinking illegal milk. - Only for cats & dogs, right?! ;-)