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Archive for April, 2017

Baby Chicks, and the start of a new breed project…

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

I am very excited about our baby chicks this year!   I am still working on the page about them, and which will be available for Chicago area enthusiasts to purchase.   The reason I have so many extra chicks to place this year, is that I have a genetic project I have long drempt of […]

The City of Austin Wants YOU to keep Backyard Chickens!

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

It is always good to see a city that “gets it”!   As a part of Austin Resource Recovery’s Home Composting Rebate Program, residents can attend a “chicken keeping class,” buy a chicken coop, submit a rebate application online and receive a $75 check from the city. They are promoting the program as a way to […]

Pisanki (Polish Painted Eggs)

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Although it is a little late for Easter, but I wanted to share a photo of these special eggs.  They are painted wooden eggs given to me by my grandmother who brought them with her when she moved to the USA after World War II.  Called Pisanki in Poland and Belarus, they are popular in […]

Today’s Cuteness…

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Two of our ducks, and the two available ewe-lambs. No Tag

Chicks available in April

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Not to ‘count our eggs before they are hatched…. but we will have extra chicks this year, so if you are interested in some started pullets (or even roos!) you may want to bookmark and visit back in a couple weeks.  Our chicks this year will be a combination of hatchery chicks, and incubated eggs, […]