Tuesday, September 30, 2008

another batch of new chicks.... what??!?

Here's how they show up in the mail!
You can imagine my surprise when I get a phone call from the post office this morning at 7:45 telling me that my baby chicks are here. I got my chicks two weeks ago, what chicks are these? I went down there and sure enough, there was a box of baby chicks waiting for me. I guess the hatchery accidentally sent my order twice! I don't think I'll have to pay for these, but you never can tell... So I had 23 extra chicks and no idea what to do with them. I'm happy because that means two extra cuckoo marans and a chocolate-colored easter egger, and it looks like I've found homes for the rest of them, so it's not that big of a deal, but man, what a surprise. I also took pics of the two-week old chicks, I'll post those soon so you can see how they've grown!

On a totally different note, our income got cut in half today thanks to the tanking economy. Well, we aren't the first on the block, and likely not the last. The bail-out is a total scam, and looks like some new version of it will pass this week. I wish they would just have all those rich, greedy folks that caused it do the bailing. Our pennies were pinched before, so this pretty much just sucks. I'm glad I already have some seeds started for fall/winter. Also, yesterday I added two more trees to the tiny farm: a meiwa kumquat and a low-chill hood pear. Let's hope these trees perform soon! (Note to self: do not tell husband when he's leaving for work that you wish he didn't have to go in--- this wasn't what I meant! ;) )


Anita said...

Oh, crumb, I'm sorry. Good luck to you both

Don said...

Oh, I'm sorry to hear the news of the job loss. That is never a fun experience. I hope your husband has some good prospects in the area.

On the chick note, how strange is that to receive another batch of chicks! I have 2 cuckoo maran layers and a cuckoo rooster. The eggs aren't as dark brown as I hoped they would be. I hope yours are! They are very nice chickens tho.

AJK said...

I'm out of work now too! This economy crisis is totally a created madness, just to make the rich even richer, imho. Wow! Extra Chickies! Now, that's fun!