My current home doesn't have a verandah but I'd like it to! A long porch surrounding the entire house. With a porch swing, potted blueberry plants, and a long strong dog laying at my feet. The sweet smell of lrosemary and freshly-turned soil wafting across my yard. The chickens clucking contentedly as they scratch for goodies in the fertile dirt. Knowing we have a full root cellar, trees in the orchard about to drop their bounty, and soup made all from hand-picked harvests bubbling in the crockpot. Heaven.

Please move with me over to my current blog, www.rosemary-ridge.blogspot.com ... thank you!

WE HAVE CHICKS!

Our broody hen (1 year old black australorp) went broody on May 6 so by May 7 we had her moved to a separate nest with 8 eggs under her. Eggs that our own girls laid.

Incubation is 21 days.

Last night, day 20, we heard peeping, AND she refused to get off her nest. Today, she still refuses but we saw three itty bitty heads pop out to investigate the human voices. Two chicks are black and white, and one is yellow.

We're sooo excited.

Will try to take pictures tomorrow. Hopefully she'll want to get off her nest tomorrow and take a walk. She'll need to poo anyway. And hoping that more eggs will hatch.

Yeah, chicks!

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