All Moved In!

Just a quick little post before we hit the road to show off our baby chicks, who have grown up and moved out. Mitch made an amazing home for them and they immediately got straight to work acting like full-grown chickens! Pecking, scratching and roosting. They even taught themselves how to go up and down the plank and they go to bed themselves right when it starts to get dark!

Now, I have heard that this would happen, but I imagined that we would have to spend a lot of time training them what to do! How can these little dummies (seriously) be so smart! Talk about instincts. I am so relieved that this was such an easy process… we are heading out of town today and leaving everyone with our wonderful new house sitter, Tara. I can’t wait to hear how it goes and to tell you all about our Cali Road Trip when we get back.

Here is the chicken habitat gallery…

Xoxo, K

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Chicago… the Windy, Snowy, Entertaining, Delicious City.

Chicago

Tuesday we returned from Chicago. This annual trip I take for the Chicago Midwinter Dental Meeting was made SO much better by the company of Mitch; who came along this time for some distraction and good fun.

Aside from the usual freeeeezing weather, we enjoyed doing some amazing new stuff that, until my sixth year in a row, I have never taken the chance to experience… mostly eating amazing food. An incredibly funny Broadway Show! And visiting iconic art, architecture and history.

Chicago is an awesome city. But as we reached the end of our 6 day trip… three days working and three days playing… grumpiness began to set in. I am anxious to finish settling in and getting a move on. So many ideas, to-dos, priorities… we need some uninterrupted farm time. But since I leave again in just a week for Germany, I need to learn to be patient. Luckily, at this point Mitch is the man with all the skills, the muscles and the time. He is also the one who waits till we have the appropriate materials, plans and forethought to do a project properly. I hate to admit that his week at home while I am in Germany will be just what he needs to get organized. A week without me pushing to get chickens, a greenhouse and in ground garden beds, the wood shop, new floors, a new kitchen, bathrooms, heating system, a dog fence…

Can’t we do them all this week?!

Ok… patience. One thing at a time. So… there are ten colorful chicks with our names on them headed our way next week. I’ll be patient, but a little extra motivation can’t hurt, can it?

There's a coop somewhere in those blackberries...

There’s a coop somewhere in those blackberries…

Stay tuned. For now, we are just happy to be home. Unpacking our bags and enjoying eating-in.
Xo, K

Home Sweet Home Cookin.' A little more New Haven than Chicago style...

Home Sweet Home Cookin.’ A little more New Haven than Chicago style…