Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

CENTER STAGE

Today we return to Chicken World! Our Spring chicks arrive at 8:00 AM and Ron and I will be at the grain store early to pick them up. We are adding Sex-links again to our 2009 performance of GRANNY ANNIE'S CHICKEN TALES but this year we are getting Golden Comet Sex-links instead of blacks and reds. The Golden Comet roosters are white (No, I'm not getting any roosters!) and the hens are golden and red. I have had three of these before and they are beautiful girls. We have prepared the existing roosters and hens to expect these great additions to their cast.

My spouse, my son and my grandsons have worked diligently to prepare the chicken house. There is a new nursery box in the chicken house and this will be the first year we will be able to keep the Spring chicks outside instead of in my den or kitchen. Hooray! (I think......) It is probably going to be difficult for me to not think of all the predators that might get in the hen house at night but the nursery box has been so well prepared I doubt any predator can get to the chicks. Maybe a bear, but we don't have many bears around here:)

While we are gone this morning, my daughter will arrive to drop off grandchildren Michael and Hope who will stay with us until Sunday. Ryan and Beth will be here to greet them having been here since last Saturday. As soon as we get back from town and have the new chicks settled, we will leave to go to Tulsa and pick up Dillon (returning from his Boston trip). Then there will be FIVE. We will have all five grandchildren until Sunday so I probably won't be posting again. Just know that I'm busy taking care of fowl chicks and human chicks and enjoying every second!

24 comments:

  1. You are a more courageous grandma than I!!

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  2. oh my!!! how adorable! i cant wait to read the continuing saga!

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  3. And that is what makes the blogging community so fabulous. Learning about those who are just like us, and those who have such differing lives and attitudes. Your house must be ginormous!!! If I have visitors who stay longer than an hour, I start blinking the lights like they used to do in the hospital, announcing that visiting time is OVER - GO HOME!!

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  4. Chicks and kids too? You are brave! Enjoy and come back soon.

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  5. Kenju says you are brave....I think daring may be more accurate! Have fun:)

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  6. You are a brave woman...chicks and grandbabies. But the kids will have a good time...you have such a fun place. And I'm sure your chicks will do just fine.

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  7. I love having a house full - enjoy every minute!!

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  8. well i've heard that one tends to like the grandkids better than the kids. so there's that. and then knowing i get to send them home after a few days. yes, i can see myself totally enjoying grand-parenthood. ;)

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  9. Fowl chicks and human chicks - sounds like you are having a great time!
    Ralph

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  10. Marilyn is wanting to get back into chickens. I'm trying to stop her. I won't let her know about you.
    Company is great..Eh?

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  11. You may not realize this but just having those chickens and chicks you are creating so many wonderful memories of grandma's house for those grandkids. They may not tell you this but just know from someone else with experience. Some of my favorite childhood memories revolve around going to my great-grandma's house and feeding her chickens and picking out eggs for breakfast, etc. Have a blessed time with all your peeps!:)

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  12. Just how does one prepare the existing Roosters and Hens that new residents are arriving---you sit down and have a long talk, explaining that they are still loved, or just what?

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  13. Chicken world! I love it!

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  14. PS This just reminded me of a project I did in sixth grade - we were supposed to do some kind of illustrated thing explaining how chickens go from eggs to, well, chickens.

    My friends and I wrote an illustrated booklet entitled, "Everything you always wanted to know about chickens, but were afraid to ask!"

    I didn't learn until many years later that there was a book called, "Everything you always wanted to know about sex, but were afraid to ask!"

    So either one of my friends was corrupted early, or we made an innocent joke. My science teacher must have laughed her ass off.

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  15. Peep peep and Giggle giggle. Your houses (Chicken and chicks) will be full of happy sounds and maybe a tear or two over a scraped knee. Enjoy!

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  16. What a way to celebrate the start of spring! Young kids and baby chicks! Enjoy! :)

    PS - I love the festive yellow background! Wow!

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  17. Have a wonderful time with the grandchildren and the baby chicks, Granny !

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  18. LOL! Lots of chicks to take care of....Have fun with the grandkids.

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  19. Sounds like you will be one busy Grandma for awhile. You have to enjoy them while you can. Baby chicks are just so darn cute!

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  20. Sounds like a good time coming up. baby chicks always remind me of spring.

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  21. I hope you have a lovely time with all your chicks, human and fowl!

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  22. Oh, little chicks are so cute!! Chickens and human ones both!! :)

    My cousin yesterday e-mailed me a photo of her new chicks she got. She was saying how much the grandkids would love them!

    I know you are having a fun fun fun time!! Enjoy!!

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  23. Wow, you have a great poetic heart! Your words still echo in my ears. Keep it coming! Good job

    I try to put this comment to above post. It is disabled.

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