Exciting Times

This past weekend we were at the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show. It was a wonderful experience for us. We got to see so many of our old friends and meet lots of new ones. After the brutal winter we have endured, it was invigorating to enjoy the scent of flowers, mulch and even the dirt!

The beginning of this week has been extremely eventful. The first shipment of our baby chicks has arrived. We have fifteen Golden Laced Wyandots and eight Redcaps. They have settled into their new home inside the goat barn. This morning they were all scattering around their cage quite content under the warmth of the heat lamp.

Now we knew that the chicks were arriving, but we had a great surprise yesterday of a set of twins from Oreo. We didn’t think she was due yet. When I arrived home from the post office with the chicks, (yes, they come in the mail) I went to set up light for them and heard an unusual sound. It was the sound of a newborn kid. Surely not!  I stepped outside to find a bouncing set of does and a very proud Momma!

We have lots more kids to come, stay tuned.

Chicks in box on the way home

Chicks in box on the way home

Chicks in new home, keeping warm

Chicks in new home, keeping warm

Brand new baby

Brand new baby