Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Old McLucy Had a Farm...

...EEE III EEE III OOO...

...and on that farm there were some...

...CHICKENS...

...EEE III EEE III OOO...

...With a cluck cluck here...

...and a cluck cluck there...

...here a cluck...

...there a cluck...

...everywhere a cluck cluck...


...Old McLucy had a farm...

...EEE III EEE III OOO!

Yes, my friends. We are venturing into the world of chicken farming. This is actually not so new to us, since the fabulous dude worked on a chicken farm for 5 years before we got married. The problem is, I have an intense fear and hatred towards birds. That being the case, the fabulous dude was very proud of me when I braved it up and offered to transfer a chicken from the crate to their little coop. I almost vomited. Oh, the things we do for love.

We're hoping these little guys (err, girls) will start laying eggs within a month or so. I'll keep you updated.

16 comments:

Holly said...

Oh my goodness, you're such a homesteader! Wish I was close so I could buy some of your ladies' eggs!

C said...

Oh dear! You're so brave!!! I too, have a severe hatred of birds!! Let us know how it goes!

Taryn said...

Farmer Lucy! I am jealous of your fresh eggs- but not so much- your actual birds. = )
you are very brave!

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

Have fun...you are definitely brave! :)I'm sure your fresh eggs will be worth all the work!

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Chickens, huh?! Jason wants chickens so bad, but I KNOW I would be the one to tend to them, and I too share an intense fear of birds. As Jason says, any chicken looking at me the wrong way would probably send me running and screaming like a little girl. ;)
Best of luck. Everyone I know who has them says that once you have fresh eggs, you will never go back to store bought.
XOXO
*Tricia

P.S. So glad to hear you're home safe and sound and that your trip was so wonderful!

Emily said...

Your so funny! I loved the pics and the song!

I don't know if I would care for chickens or not. They stink! My FIL has them and he said they are getting more and more expensive to feed and keep up... Good luck with yours!

Brittany Ann said...

Yep, you're officially my hero! I'd have freaked, too!

Snow White said...

how cool!

you are too brave, my friend. I like birds -- but chickens are a whole other bird ;-) But, the fresh eggs will hopefully make up for your putting up with the birds.

how nice that you have so much space at your place -- cherries, apples, a garden and now chickens! Watch out -- the cow/goat is next ;)

Jenny.Lee said...

You are very much a homesteader! My bestie would be so jealous!

JennyMac said...

OMG...your vomit comment cracked me up. Good luck!

Kristen said...

oh fun!! fresh eggs! I hope it goes well!

Elizabeth said...

Wow!! WTG on such an awesome decision. I wanted to do the same but they don't allow farm animals in my town :(

Monsters.

Lucky in Love said...

Friend. I am speechless. You are a better woman that I.

I taste a little vomit in my own mouth just thinking about you touching one of those things...

Finding Home said...

A chicken farmer! Girl, I love it!! Fresh eggs...ahhh...how awesome is that?!

LucieP said...

I love your name!!

We had chickens when I was in high school...I think it has it's good and bad as does everything!

Happy farming!

Denise K. said...

Oh I am so envious!!! I'm scared of little birds fluttering around but big birds like chickens are just so cool!!! Having farm fresh eggs is such a neat thing, and they make perfect hostess gifts when you go to friends homes for dinner! So many people here in our farming community raise them that I am envious as I want some too! Did you get a rooster or are they all hens? Enjoy and stay brave! hee hee :-)