Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Chicken Adventures

Recently, Corey and I got some chickens and two ducks. We originally bought 3 chickens and then ordered 9 more online. Yes, I went and picked them up from the post office! I've been really interested in homesteading for a while now, and since we bought our house in the winter, we hadn't done too much. We finally got around to building a coop (but that's for another post) and getting the chickens. We've been housing them in a brooder until they get a little bit bigger and don't need as much protection. They are so cute and fun to watch, but a lot of work!

We have to pick out the wood chips from their feeder daily and from their water multiple times a day. They like to kick the wood chips all around the place, so they land in the water constantly. Their water also has to be fortified with electrolytes, and they drink a lot of water! We just removed the heat lamp and placed them outside a few days ago, and the next step will be moving them to the coop! There are actually 19 chicks and 2 ducks in the brooder right now, because we're housing the other chicks for my parents until they get a little bigger. I'll share more updates on them as we make progress!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Levi Gamble

Whoa. It's been a long time since I blogged! I took a little while off because moving in to our house required a lot of work, and my pregnant body was exhausted! I was also going to school full-time (still am) and working. I worked up until my due date, and Levi joined us 5 days later! I enjoyed my time away from blogging, but I'm definitely looking forward to getting back at it. It's my outlet. Life with a baby is really challenging, but so fun! My heart is so full. I'll post more about him and my birth story soon, but I just wanted to pop in and introduce my new little buddy.

Levi Gamble was born on May 14, 2014, weighing in at 8 pounds 12 ounces.