This picture will be recognizable to many who read my blog. You've set that nursery up many times before, readying yourself for the peep-peep-peeps that are sure to follow. This little box, with it's glowing red light and feeder is something I wasn't sure I'd ever get the chance to ready myself. It is the beginning of putting into practice a farming way of life I've wanted since I was a child. I'm at my most comfortable in a barn smelling of shavings and fresh cut hay. This little wooden box represents so much more then the coming home of our 4 new chicks tomorrow. It represents many things for me, so many things I was afraid I would never make happen in my life. It is a first step, one I truly hope can be followed by many more good things to come and a little farmstead of our own someday.
Tomorrow, we welcome new chicks into our lives. For me-well, I'm beyond excited.