It dawned clear and biting cold today. Knowing that we were going to spend more than 4 hours on the road, we went for breakfast, picked up some greens, breads, and granola at the Farmers Market, but didn’t get any meat to thaw out during the drive time and took off for New Country Organics to pick up our chicks. When the forecast was checked, the snow chance for Monday was all but gone, but it still seemed expedient to go on to get the chicks. I failed to note that their hours end at 1 p.m. on Saturday and fortunately we got there about 12:45. Sixteen adorable chicks, 50 pounds of feed, and a second warming table were loaded into the car and we were serenaded all the way home by a box full of peeps and chirps.
Sixteen little noisy balls of fluff, 4 that look like chipmunks and a dozen little yellow balls. They are bedded down in the 110 gallon plastic animal water tub in the finished part of the basement with food, water, and two heat tables to tuck under. The tub has a bent window screen over the top to discourage too much handling and to keep curious cats away if they should get past the gate.
Once home, half of the adult flock had escaped and several had gotten in the garden, scratching the mulching hay all over the place. With much effort they were removed from the garden, the temporary gate put back in place, and they were lured back into the safety of their run. The dogs were let out during their foray to freedom and must not have seen them as no one was chased or caught.
Today’s mail brought the last piece of my costume for spinning at the Plantation. It is a short gown to go over the petticoat and shift.
This is about as authentic as I will get for this venue. Please note that I will remember to remove the Fitbit before spinning there.
While getting the chicks and chickens situated and the costume photographed, the forecast is back to 5 inches of snow on Monday afternoon and evening. We will see what happens. Glad we won’t be traveling then.