Hello there internet people! First post so let’s see how this goes!
My life tends to be what I believe is normal. I live in the middle of town, but want to live the country life. I have a few chickens and will be adding in a garden for the Spring. I have 3 great kids whom make me crazy but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
About my kids: I have 3 kids, A (girl) who is 9 1/2 going on 25, K (boy) who just turned 6, and E (girl) who is a little spitfire at 2 1/2. A and K go to school, I know a lot of people who do the whole chickens and homestead scene homeschool their kids but that is just not for us. I don’t have the patience for it and they thrive there. I’m not against homeschooling, but it’s just not for us. E stays home with me and doesn’t attend any sort of daycare so it’s hard to get things done with her underfoot, but I manage
About my husband: C was born and raised in the area that we live in now. We met when he was in the U.S. Navy and stationed near my home town in Central California. We married 2 years after we met and chose to live where there was work at the time and that was in Louisiana. C was an offshore surveyor until the slow down in the oilfield caused him to be one of the thousands that was laid off.
About my home: We own a 4 bedroom home on a small dead end street. For being in town we have a good size yard. The people who built it gave it to their son who is the one that we bought it from. We have been working to make it more ours and it’s getting there. A lot of work has gone into the house the past year, and there’s much more to do still. It’s pretty quiet except for the teenagers who can’t seem to drive safely, park correctly, or take care of their yard. I loathe their inability to pick up newspapers from their yard or to mow their lawn. I do realize I sound like a crazy old lady.
About our normal animals: We have 2 dogs, an English Mastiff and a Chihuahua/Rat Terrier mix. 5 cats that we claim, all are rescues. Most are what are called foster failures. I foster for the local shelter and whatever rescue group needs a foster at the time. We own a Sugar Glider named MoMo. And of course a bunch of fish, and I mean like 30 since we apparently have something in the water that makes the fertile as all hell.
About my chickens: I currently have 5 cochin chickens. Unfortunately in my hast to get chickens I agree to a straight run of 5 chicks. This gave me the pleasure of 3 roosters and 2 hens. We named the roosters Moonlight, Extra Crispy, and Original the hens are BatChick and Nugget. While cochin chickens are usually quiet chickens my roosters aren’t. One thing you should be if you have roosters is a morning person, I am not a morning person at all. This makes for an interesting mix when those little buggers start in with their crowing. We’re currently looking into rehoming the roosters and getting more hens.
Our garden: Last year we had just moved into the house and decided to make a small garden. It was a puny little garden that failed miserably. This year’s garden is planned to be a 8 by 16 garden next to the chicken’s coop. I’m thrilled at the thought of having a reason to go to Tractor Supply and buy some stuff for me! I’m really hoping that the garden thrives this year. The kids really enjoy picking the fresh grown food, eating it is another story though. Not sure what all we’re gonna plant this Spring, but I’m so excited to start planning!
Well I think that’s enough for the moment, but shall post again soon! Until next time.