Oh yes, my friends...we took the plunge and added a few new members to our family. Four peeping little balls of fluff arrived over the weekend, and to say that we are ecstatic would be an understatement. I had chickens before the boys were born (and that is a story you absolutely have to read... here, here and here), but since my last flock found a new home, I've been a bit too busy chasing babies and toddlers to even entertain the thought of chickens again.
But when I won a Providence-based contest for a custom made chicken coop (more on that later), I thought...well, the time is now! You can't have a gorgeous coop without chickens, now can you? And so, we welcomed four little chicks into our home (two Marans, and two Araucana). As of now, they are living in our laundry room, staying warm and toasty under a heat lamp. Of course, Vijay is obsessed with them (and learning how to keep his enthusiasm under control and be gentle!), and Vik just wants to gnaw on them (he's in that fun stage where everything goes in his mouth). All in all, it's shaping up to be an exciting spring. And I can't think of a more appropriate way to celebrate Earth Day- teaching my boys about the joy of producing food close to home!