Years ago, we spent the summer in Alaska and had driven down to Homer for some reason. We passed a farm supply/feed store that had a big sandwich board sitting in front of the place... with huge letters saying...
Pick Up Chicks Here
Needless to say, I still chuckle over that when I remember it.
Well, yesterday, our daughter began her venture into raising chickens...
After the decision of what breed to buy, and where to put them, a trip to Tractor Supply was in order.
Here's our granddaughter, Natalie, holding 3 of the 6 baby chicks they bought.
Right now the chicks are in a cardboard box in the shed... they have plenty of "bedding", a drinking system and chick food to eat. They have a light over the box to keep them warm... which they'll need until they get a little older and grow more feathers.
A chicken house is on order... maybe even one of those that you roll around on wheels to distribute the fertilizer better... as well as giving the chickens different places to scratch. But that's a couple of weeks or so away.
I always enjoyed our chickens when we had the farm... I enjoyed watching them as they grew, enjoyed the entertainment they provided (yes, you read that correctly... they are better than watching TV), I enjoyed fresh eggs, and I enjoyed the chicken dinners. (oh... gross!). I hope Celeste enjoys raising chickens as much as we did.
Yesterday I wrote about Bill's need for a new Leatherman-type tool. He did end up buying a Gerber this time... Today I thought I'd show you that he isn't the only one who uses such tools...
These are my own... all Leatherman brand. The tiny red one... key chain size... I bought in Toulle, NV while we were volunteering at Fish Springs NWR. The 2" mini on the right was a gift from Bill several years ago. The 4" "Wave" was a gift from FWS for volunteering at Aroostook NWR.
Now... why does a person need such a variety? Heck, I don't know... I know that I've used them all at one time or another. They are SO handy when geocaching....
Just look at all the tools they hold!
I can saw off a small branch that's in the way... file my nails.... open a bottle cap.... tighten a screw, tweeze out a splinter.... the uses just are so numerous!
I used to have a tiny Victorinox knife on my keychain... it even had a toothpick! But... I had to leave that in the confiscated bin at the Albuquerque airport many years ago.
Guys aren't the only ones who use these handy dandy gadgets.... personally, I'd be lost without mine.
That's All For Today!