Month: December 2015

House Rules

I finally got around to putting together our house rules so that I could print it up and display it in the house.  Before – we had an idea of house rules but I’d been too lazy to actually put them together and hang them up for all to see. I’ve never been one to do things the “normal” way.… Read more →

Umbilical Hernia

We were cuddling Jesus this morning and discovered that he has an umbilical hernia! I hadn’t noticed it until now because I want tending to manhandle them, but I may needed Jesus cuddles today! I wanted to share with you what a minor umbilical hernia looks like!   Don’t worry, Jesus will be fine. Umbilical hernias can be serious, but… Read more →

Weak Chicks and Splayed/Spraddle Leg

It’s an unfortunate reality of hatching chicks that some of them are born weaker than others.  It’s also an unfortunate reality that some of those weak chicks will die.  Knowledge is our best defense against those deaths – knowing when and how to act can make the difference between “I don’t know what happened” and “I did everything I could”.… Read more →

Praise Jesus (And Other Chickens)

Next time I do a hatch in this incubator, I’m going to put it somewhere other than my bedroom.  All of the cheeping is driving me mad.  As soon as the sunlight peeks through my bedroom window, the chicks are awake and active, CHEEP CHEEP CHEEP CHEEPing at each other.  I tried putting in earplugs to help with the noise… Read more →

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Ugh.  I am so ready for it to be over.  The morning started with Xander jumping on all of my organs and reminding me (admittedly gently) that it was Christmas and could I please have my coffee now so I can not be psychotic and he can open presents? My kid just gets me, y’all. When he saw… Read more →