Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Wee little peeps...

Andy and I are raising chickens.
Yup. You heard me correctly. Chickens.
As if 6 children, two dogs, and two cats weren't enough. I decided to raise chickens for eggs. I am even considering a pig, and maybe a cow.
We are also growing a larger garden this year. You know... tomatoes, corn, beans, squash, cukes, and herbs. Strawberries, and melon.
Our own little homestead.
Becoming more self sufficient, and saving money in the long run. Also teaching our children about the value of hard work. The reward at the end.
And, I am just plain NUTS!


Ginny said...

Oh my goodness! Us too! Totally nuts. Six kids aged 8 and under, a dog, I refuse to disclose how many cats, and 27 chicks being delivered next week. And we started a huge garden upgrade project as well. Right now I have a bad cold, a headache, and I am wondering what we were thinking.

Nichole said...

What a great way to raise kids! A lot more work, but so many life lessons can be taught helping raise animals and being self sufficient.

I think that's awesome!

Begin - writing, yoga, and more said...

Oh, that sounds like heaven! What a great summer activity. I think you'll love the fresh eggs.

I grew up with chickens and other animals and a LARGE garden on a farm, and it was a great learning experience.

Your kids will actually understand where food comes from!