Well, I've done it. I think this makes it official, I have a farm. I brought on some new family members today. I now have chickens. Mr. and Mrs. Craig Henkel have every so kindly donated to me three of their laying hens. Craig came out to see what I would need for irrigation and when he saw my chicken coop, he placed the offer of some of his chickens. They have nine, I think, and they are laying tons of eggs. I have really been thinking about this for a while, since at least before my surgery. I am super nervous about having chickens! I have have no idea about them. He somehow convinced me they are very easy to take care of and the farm fresh eggs are unbeatable...in which I agree.
When we arrived, Mrs. Henkel asked how many I wanted, three or four?! Ahhh, was this really happening, yes, it was.
|I will get to know them and get back to you with names for these ladies.|
After we loaded up my new friends, Craig was getting in from the field. He was super sweet and donated to me tons of irrigation supplies including 40 1.5" tubes, 4 or 5 wood board dams for cement ditches, and a big fancy dam for the dirt ditches, oh, and valuable tips to go with them. I am so thankful for this family who have helped me get started with my farm. At one point when Craig was starting, I hope someone did this for him. This means alot to me!
|A dozen fresh eggs to go. WoW! : )|
Oh and don't forget the tractor pull I went to with Garry and Heath at the Mitchel County Fairgrounds to top of my day. Awesome country life!