Because I’m a sucker for “experience”
Because I didn’t learn my lesson last time
Because they said please please please and I just couldn’t say no
I had nothing to do with the naming. The girls knew exactly what our new additions should be named, weeks in advance.
Please meet, “Anna”
“Mrs. Hughes” (the girls decided she should stop wearing so much black)
“Lavinia” is the smallest of the bunch, a little fragile.
“Sybil” and “Mary” are Bard Rocks and hearty egg layers.
The three sisters; Mary, Edith, and Sybil. Mary’s kind of a loud mouth and queen of the pecking order. She’s so aggressive we wonder if she’s actually “Mr. Bates,” in which case we’ll have a cock-a-doodle-doo wake-up call every morning. If this is the case, we won’t have Mr. Bates for very long. And then Anna would be very sad – after all they’ve been through! We won’t know for a couple of weeks. There is a 1% chance “she” is actually a rooster.
I just really like those legs.
Starting is easy: A chick water feeder, food feeder, chick feed for less than $10, a bin with wood shavings, and a heat lamp. They’ll stay inside for 5-6 weeks, growing like they’re on a high dosage growth hormone – in a week they’ll be double the size.
And then they’ll start to smeeeeeellllll, but we’re not thinking about that yet. They’re still cute.
Doggie can hardly stand it
Let me att’em…just a little sniff sniff…we had a little mishap last time…so doggie isn’t getting near the Downton clan. We must protect our nobility. We are honored by their presence.
The little ‘uns have promised with all their hearts that they will take care of them for the rest of their living days. Feeding, watering, collecting eggs even in the dead of winter.
Nelson boy wants nothing to do with the girls; he’s still smarting from the rooster attacks years ago. But perhaps the famed Downton beauty and charm will win him over. Brynne and Paige can’t keep their hands off them and swear they’ve never been so happy in all their lives. This Downton addition comes at the perfect time. Today is the first day of school vacation; best week-long entertainment ever.
cheep cheep cheep!
oh my goodness it’s already driving me crazy.