Wednesday, January 16, 2013
It is hard to believe that we have had chickens for just shy of four months. Who ever would've thought they would be such a topic for conversations? When we first got them, we thought we were a rare couple doing something so out of the norm that people would think we were truly crazy! (Mind you, we have four children and some people who know us already thought we had enough "crazy" in our "coop" without adding other responsibilities. Thus, the name of our blog was created.) But, we've found that having that added responsibility, in some odd way, invites a calm to the storm. When we go out to feed them, no matter the weather, no matter our schedule, it is easy to take a moment to escape and just observe what's going on. It gives time to take a deep breath. There's a lot to be learned from chickens. They are a motivation to try to make our family the best it can be....to make the most of the time we have together. Hopefully, in the coming months we will continue to be more and more self sufficient while creating our homestead to be exactly what we want. We love "bringing the farm to us" and hope to share some of our joy with everyone along the way.