The Peeps are Here

Thirty-eight little things arrived in the mail this morning.

day-old chick

chicks

chicks drinking

chicks

I wasn’t expecting them until the week of May 5th, so I really wasn’t planning on them being here until about Tuesday.  I was going to spend this weekend doing a thorough cleaning of their pen and getting everything ready.  You can see the dust on the hexagon shapes of the chicken wire.

chicks behind chicken wire

It’s a good thing I had already picked up the starter feed. (Yes, it’s in a banana boat)

chick perched in banana boat

This is the only one who can say, “Look!  I have feathers on my feet!”

feather-footed chick

Of course, none of this answers the age-old question, “Which came first?  The chicken or the egg?  She didn’t even mind modeling for me.

chick & egg in wine glass

It’s hard to believe that twenty-four hours before this picture, that cute little chick was tucked inside an egg that size.  I wasn’t happy with how the picture turned out, so I tried again with a different model.

chick in wine glass

I was having a hard time with the glare on the glass.

chick in wine glass

This chick really didn’t like modeling, so we only got a couple before I returned her to her friends.  I might have to try again.  I wonder if I have a fancy teacup buried somewhere.

Sharing with Scavenger Hunt Sunday (items in bold), I Heart Macro, Macro Monday, Weekly Top Shot, Farmgirl Friday, and Shadow Shot Sunday

My Evening Walk

We’re in the midst of a much needed rainy spell.

SOOC

SOOC for Blue Monday

That’s a good thing.  It’s helping the pasture to grow.  I also found some blossoms on a rogue cherry bush.  It’s not easy to photograph them in gale force winds though.

Every evening, weather allowing, I enjoy walking in the pasture.  It’s a bonus when I can get the Scavenger Hunt Sunday items in walk.  This week the words are:  bubbles, jump, pajamas, blur, and chalk.  Since we had quite a bit of rain this afternoon, the ditch was full, and I even found some bubbles.

water bubbles

The extra water meant it was necessary to take a big jump to get over the ditch.  Litha’s quads demonstrate their perfect technique.

goat kid Jumping collage

Ricky didn’t have quite the same success.  I guess we’ll chalk this up to his inexperience.  Next time, I’m sure he’ll do better.  Is it me, or does it look like his brother Reggie is making fun of him?

goat kid jumping

We had some dramatic clouds left in the sky.  The blur of the leafless trees make it look even more ominous.  At least, I think so.

goats in evening pasture

Finally, you’ll have to use your imagination.  I think it looks like some kids might have on their fuzzy pajamas.

goats

Really.  That’s the best I could do.

I’m also sharing with Mosaic Monday.

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Without any introduction, the topics for this week’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday are:  trick, selective color, mirror, bright colors, and close up.

Trick:  It was quite a trick for Snickers to get into the bowl, but he did it!

cat in a bowl

Selective Color:

flowers

Mirror:

flowers

Bright Colors:

flowers

Close Up:

flowers

I’m also sharing with Monday Mellow Yellows, Macro Monday, I Heart Macro, Mandarin Orange Monday.

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