As many of you know, my mother, sister and her family are residents of Double S Farms, and live only 5 minutes away from my home.
I love to share tidbits about desert ‘farm’ life, which really isn’t all that different from that of a normal farm. I enjoy posting about their resident chickens and dogs, their citrus, peach , plum and apple trees and of course, Mr. Toad.
Earlier this week, they received some new arrivals on the ‘farm’. My sister, Chicken Farmer, has her own blog and here is her latest post:
“I got a call early this morning from the post office that a box had arrived for me that was marked “live animals” and was making noises. Oliver and I high tailed it over to pick our special delivery up. The chicks came all the way to Arizona from Connecticut (1 day express) which seems like a pretty hefty trip for these tiny things. Because of this, I’m always a little apprehensive opening the box in case one or more didn’t make it. Fortunately, the box was very loud and I could feel the girls moving around inside.
Once we got the girls unpacked, we carefully placed them into the brooder which will be their home until they are fully feathered (around 6 or 7 weeks) and ready to move outside.
I hope you don’t mind me borrowing my sister’s latest blog post, but I frankly find baby chicks adorable.