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Hatching Baby Chicks

| 6/2/2010 2:37:00 PM

AnnaI am excited to be a contributing blogger for GRIT! I hope the bit of life on the farm I share here entertains and inspires GRIT blog readers. Thanks for joining me in the fun!

hen and chicks

Earlier this week, John's Chicken hatched 11 of the 12 eggs she so diligently cared for during their incubation. She discovered that the back corner of the goat house was the perfect location for her nest. So she sat.

hen and many chicks

Twenty-one days passed, and one by one, her little chicks broke free from their egg and joined our extended menagerie of critters on the farm. Life here will be good for them, full of adventure, friends, and good eats. But first, lessons on bug hunting.

chicks in a row

6/11/2010 3:35:47 PM

You guys haven't seen anything yet! Anna is a fantastic photographer and her descriptions are so vivid you can almost hear Boxcar Betty bleating!! a NEW Grit blog subscriber

Trish Short Lewis
6/11/2010 7:08:17 AM

I grew up on a homestead, gone for 30 years, not back on one - steep learning curve reacquainting myself with life on the farm, but happy to be here...nice post, nicely done!

Nebraska Dave
6/3/2010 9:15:22 AM

Anna, You are truly fortunate for such a good hatch. Eleven out of twelve is awesome. Baby chicks are always cute. Little peeps everywhere. It's entertaining to watch new life explore the world around them. Every thing to them is new and interesting. I don't have any animals in this season of life, but I've been involved with just about every kind of animal at one time or another along my path of life. I just let the wild life entertain me from the patio or back steps now. They can be quite entertaining and if I need to be gone for a few days they take care of themselves. However, keeping the little boogers out of my garden is another story. So it's kind of a love hate relationship. Welcome to Grit. I think you are going to like it here.

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