Tuesday, January 27, 2015

First Food!


 Declan had his first food today! He turns 6 months next week and is completely acting ready. We started with millet.  I like millet as a first food because it is actually a seed and low allergen.  It's a mild flavor too.  He swallowed well and seemed to enjoy it! 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Big Boy!


Declan is at the stage where every time you put him down he rolls on to his stomach, gets stuck and super mad.  Drives me crazy!  He’s growing so fast.  I just had to sort through all of his clothes.  He’s 5 ½ months and he is wearing 9 month and 12 month clothes!  The 6 month clothes are too tight!  9 month fit him perfectly and 12 month is a little baggy, but not in a crazy amount.  It’s so strange to me because all of my kids have always been on the small side or just perfectly in their age sizes.  He’s my big boy!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Moving Chickens

Last night we went down in the pitch dark to move the pullets from the rabbit pen where they were living temporarily to the chicken coop with the adult hens. They are easier to catch when sleepy and the adult hens might accept them better if they just wake up and they are there. To our surprise we found half of them roosting way up in the tree! There is no way we could reach them. We moved the ones we could but had to leave those 7 to be moved in the morning!

Crazy Chickens!

All the chickens are now in the coop. However I did manage to clothesline myself with rope and twist my ankle chasing them. Did I mention Claire and I were running around in our pajamas, boots and coats? Stupid beeping, beeping chickens. THAT is why I decided to move them at night.