Chickens and Ducks and a Peacock! Oh My!

We’ve gone cuckoo for chickens! While we patiently (I say that with a profound chagrin) wait for our house to sell, we are planning for our days on the farm. I was quite adamant that I wanted chickens, but Brian wasn’t really in on the idea. Having been out to the farm the other day and seeing what an excellent chicken coop sits right behind the house, he’s changed his mind! So this morning, we’ve been googling all kinds of chickens to see which ones would fit best with our lifestyle and needs.

We came across a couple of really good chicken sites: Purely Poultry and Keeping Chickens, both really excellent sites with loads of information and pictures. As luck would have it, we’re not far from Purely Poultry, so when we’re ready, we’ll be able to pick up our chicks.

We’ve decided on (starting in the top left corner and going clockwise) Black Australorp chickens, Cinnamon Queen chickens, Golden Lace Wyandotte chickens, a Peacock and two Cayuga ducks. It will be fun and interesting to get this flock of feathered beauties settled in to the their new home, and we’re looking forward to farm fresh eggs . . . right from our own farm!
 
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Living Alpaca Loca,
Teresa

Day Dreamin’

Now . . . we wait . . . for our current house to sell. My Angels have assured me that it won’t take long!

In the meantime, I’m day dreamin’ about what I want to do with our little gem of a farmhouse.

The short list:

  • rip out and replace the old farmhouse staircase (it’s great if you’re a long distance ski jumper!)
  • add a kitchen island (in white to offset the oak cabinets)
  • replace the tiny kitchen window (rip out the existing window and cupboards on either side and replace with a big ass garden window for more light and a view of the back yard!)

The long list:

  • paint, paint, paint, replace carpeting, paint, paint, paint, create garden with gazebo, get chickens, get donkey, paint, paint, paint

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Living Alpaca Loca,
Teresa

About the Farm

We put in an offer on a dream farm yesterday and last night it was accepted! Yahoo!

Now the fun begins . . . go to the bank, get our current house sold, pack, move house, install fencing, and finally bring home our “girls”. And of course, there are going to be all those little things in-between. I’m not worried though . . . I know that everything is in Divine Order!

Picture of Maple Leaf Alpaca Farm, LLC . . . sigh . . . so grateful for this journey!

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Living Alpaca Loca,
Teresa