Country Living Series

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Crackle!

It never rains but it pours. A neighbor called and asked if we wanted their one single chick who was born a few days ago. This one has a mother, but the neighbors aren't equipped to handle a mother and baby by themselves (if nothing else, the other chickens devour the specialized chick-starter food).

So we brought home Crackle in a paper bag.


He's mightily annoyed to be separated from his mama, as you can imagine.  He's cheeping fit to kill.

Here he is with Snap, who backed into a corner, not sure what to make of this creature.  We installed them in a bigger box after this shot was taken.


All we need is a Pop and we'll have a nice little trio!

As an aside, looky what I just found in the greenhouse:


I guess we'll be breaking out the wasp spray tonight...

6 comments:

  1. Windex or window cleaner with amonia work great. The amonia desolves the membranes of their wings. Can't fly to far without membranes.

    I used this trick when I was a cable installer.

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  2. Our wasps must be more benign. We have had big ol' wasp nests hanging right above the door and they never bothered us. I was a little more cautious about the hornet nest in the pear tree, though.

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  3. Hi Patrice, I was reading some comments about some article this morning, someone wrote that she was "going to move to a farm, get off the grid, have a garden and a hammock" ...and I thought of you, I bet you could set her straight on the hammock part! Your blog is a great lesson on country living.

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  4. LOL - damn straight! Maybe this should be my next RegularGuy.com column - moving to the country. Send me your ideas!

    - Patrice

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  5. something really neat and special about baby chicks...your choice of names is great!

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  6. Getting rid of the wasps may be a mistake. They hunt and eat pests. They will get to know you and, unless you do something threatening, will remember you from generation to generation and leave you alone.

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