Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Nursery

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.

Realizing a little piece of the dream, ~Peacemom


Dog Trot Farm said...

I am so happy for you, a kindred spirit you are. You will not believe all the hours of pleasure and entertainment these little "peeps" will bring. Let me forewarn you, you won't be stopping at four! A true chicken mama you will be. Looking forward to future photos of the little ones! Congrats!

Sense of Home said...

I love looking at the baby chicks at our local farm store. I go into the store just to see them in the spring. I live in town, which has rules against having chickens in the back yard, but I can look.