Friday, May 07, 2010

You're My Witness...

Do you remember the other day when I was weighing the pros and cons of getting chicks? Do you remember my raw honesty? Then my responsible, "adult" conclusion?

So this morning, with a humorous wink I say to Geoff, "So then, I guess I will just go out to the feed store and get some chicks then..." and this is where I paused and waited for him to laugh, or interject, or look nervous, but no. No he is completely casual, and says, "I've been wondering when you were going to do that."


What?
Seriously. I did not see that coming.


"Do you read Chcikenblog?" I ask him, not even pausing to correct my spelling, because I was speaking to him, not writing.

And he says, "Yeah. What was that all about? I figured you would have got the chicks by now. Too bad Betty isn't broody."


Well.
By now I am standing up and looking him in the eye, because really. I. did. not. see. this. coming. And I ask him, "Seriously?"

And he's serious.
He's totally serious.

So, for some absurd reason, I have to pause and try to muster rational "adult"
thoughts, and those are hard to come by twice in the same week. Naturally, none came and I was on the phone with the feed store thirty seconds later.


New chicks are arriving at my favorite feed store in a couple of weeks, so even though I could track some down at some other feed store, I am going to be an "adult", wait, and prepare. And in thirty days, when everyone here at the Bird House is asking "What the haybale were you thinking?" I will have the very immature and comforting knowledge that I was not alone in my rash and reckless decision.

7 comments:

  1. Thirty days is plenty of time to build some type of chicken coop, no? Glad to hear that Betty will soon have companions. :-)

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  2. Betty and Lola... 2008.
    Pretty little chicas.
    Lola's garden resting place is still blooming.
    Betty needs company.

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  3. Betty and Lola (2008) are so very cute!

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  4. Yeah, like Tami said... your guys are always designing and building. Maybe they could make you a chicken coop in the 30 days while you wait. Then Betty and new friend(s) could have their own suburban home.

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  5. All my supportive friends... you would think thirty days is plenty of time, but between office hours and hectic end of school year schedules, thirty days is the equivalent of about thirty minutes... lol.
    Alex did a quick sketch of a barn-coop... oh, I wish I had his skills for making visions in his mind appear on paper. I think someday I will be sharing news of a real barn-coop being built, but I think that is a ways off.
    The feed store is getting Polish chicks and Silkies... do you know what those look like? Cute and funny. I hope we get some!

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  6. It's probably just as well I can't do carpentry otherwise my garden would be full of animal houses too. I do miss my little chickens. One day I will have some more and may that day come soon. Meanwhile, please keep us all up to day, won't you?
    Blessings, Star

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