This was made especially wonderful by the fact that I hadn’t been feeling well most of the day, so it was an excellent way to perk me up, and when he came home early, I was even more excited because it meant their arrival in my house (well, garage) was drawing even nearer.
And then it happened.
I put on pants and we went across the street to Agway to pick them up, six fluffy yellow birds yelling, “Cheep! Cheep! Cheep!,” as I carried them to the car, then to the garage, then plucked them out one by one to place in their coop. I could just about cry with how happy I am. So far, they’re doing well, but I’m so anxious to make sure they’re okay and don’t die in the night because they get too cold or anything. I just want them all the live and be happy and lay eggs and eat the ticks in our yard. Is that really so much to ask?
So my mini farm is growing in the limited space I have to work with for now. Considering how little room there is, even this much is amazing. I mean, chickens?! This weekend I plan to check up on the chicks almost constantly, along with transplanting my cucumbers and tomatoes into the garden out back. It seemed as though the cucumbers were taking forever to sprout, and then Monday they just sprang out of their starter soil and grew inches overnight. It’s almost as if I have a knack for this farming thing, but we’ll see. I still need to get actual food from everything first. If nothing else, though, we should definitely have peas. Those babies seem to do their own thing out there, and I can’t say I don’t appreciate it.
Of course, at same time it all makes me a little sad because I am not a patient person, and this is just a sample of what I’m looking for in life as a whole. (I really cannot emphasize enough how much I want a farm of my own, preferably with Clint Barton’s house on it.) My garden this year is, in general, growing well, though I don’t know what’s going on with my beets, carrots, or lettuce right now, and I’m already thinking about how big we can make it next year.
As for the chicks, I’ll try to keep you updated on how they’re doing, and my plan is to maybe make a zine out of it at the end of our first year with them.
I’m slowly stepping into this farm punx life and I love it.