Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Our Christmas 2012


 This year I said no to the drama of the season. For the first time in decades I did not host the family parties....it was so nice to not have all the stress of the whole event...we stayed at home made tacos watched movies, listened to some holiday music......and dog sat my mothers dog  Prancer....he's a sweet guy however he doesn't like Nostradamus very much.....and Phoebe doesn't like him ( she wouldn't even sit for a photo lol ) so we played musical doggies for a few hours.... one came in this door, another goes out to that yard and so on......

Nostradamus giving me the "I'm not happy with you look"


Another reason I didn't want to do the whole party thing was, we had 18 chicks in the house brooder....that were very close to moving out to the coops, so a handful to say the least.....we moved them out on Christmas eve......just in time for the new chicks....

A few weeks ago I told Brent that I'd like to try hatching some eggs....as our girls are not showing any signs that they want to be mom's, and one of our "girls" was in fact a rooster....I thought it might be a better way to get more chicks still this season that trying to order more....
 I looked up incubators on line and came across some shots of home made ones......
That's all it took........ Brent was off and running 
less than one month after I said that would be cool to raise them from the start without putting them through that horrible ride to get here...and about $10.00 later.....









       

The first little one is a full buff Orpington on the left.
It hatched on Yule right on time. The second chickie is of the same rooster but not hen...it's half Rhode Island red....and showing it already...less than a day old ( we have a Yule chick and Christmas chick :D ) and it is almost the same size as it's older sibling....they are so tiny and cute....glad we got two...the first was getting lonely after we mover out the other guys....couldn't hear them anymore...we were just planning on taking a recording of them to play for it ( no clue if they are boys or girls yet )


Jorden got a nice shot of the moon and it's circle.....I just might sit out next year too lol
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