Responsibility and Stewardship

There have been quite a few talks about responsibility and stewardship around here lately.  Mostly in regard to taking care of the chickens.  They’ve been out of the cute little fluffy stage for a little bit now and are well into the “teen” stage.  My kidlets are beginning to realize that having these chickens means more work and responsibility for all of us…which isn’t completely a bad thing. Continue reading

Chickens, Chickens Everywhere

I introduced our newest additions in an earlier post.  They’ve grown so much in the couple of weeks that we’ve had them…and thankfully we haven’t lost any of them.  The kidlets are loving every minute of it…well almost every minute.  It turns out I’m allergic to the pine bedding we’re using in the brooder.  There’s not much I can do about it except take allergy stuff.  I know…I know.  You’re thinking we should just get different bedding, right?  That does seem like a simple solution…except we bought a big block of the stuff and I’m loathe to waste it.  Taking allergy stuff and cleaning out the brooder daily helps.  That’s the part CareBear and GadgetJunior aren’t too thrilled about because they get to do the cleaning.  Little do they know how much more work cleaning out the coop is going to be! Continue reading