Sites from our tiny local parade:
My favorite part of the High School band (on the right in both pictures):
Also momentous this weekend was the moving of the transitional chicks into their permanent home: the Schechter Poultry Corp. coop (sign still in design phase).
Stephen had been working very hard to get the girls into the coop. He buried hardcloth underneath the entire shed’s dirt floor (good tip from Beth at A is A Academy) and ran it up the sides for at least six inches. He constructed sturdy perches, nesting boxes, and droppings boards according to the instructions in Building Chicken Coops by Gail Damerow. He even made a little chicken door/ramp for them to walk into and out of the coop. The result: they love it.
Even though I’m not sure that the weather is warm enough for the little chickie-dos to be out there, I had to let them go. Well, I did borrow a baby monitor to make sure they weren’t completely left on their own outside in the cold, cold world. I wanted to hear they were adjusting well the first few nights. I know. Even I was shocked at the softie I had become over these prehistoric looking birds.