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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Chickens!

Meet the newest additions to our family!



The kids each got to name one... so here is


(Yet to be named)


Dinner


and
 
 Pillow


Trying to decide whether to save these first beauties until they ripen 
or make fried green tomatoes tonight...
 
We found the chickies (whom I'm naming the Fates right now in honor of our Percy Jackson kick) in Beebe at the Flea Market there.    They are young and won't start laying eggs for another two to three months.   The market is amazing.  I had never been and it was like going into another country.  They had about a mile of things- a sale barn for big animals (horses, cows, sheep, goats.)  Then rows and rows of people selling whatever you wanted- movies, handmade toys, tools, saddles, cages for animals,  food, vegetables, camping gear, junk, clothes... Then another row or two of just animals.  We saw chickens of all kinds, guinea hens, geese, ducks, the biggest turkey in the world, baby goats, bunnies, a tiny baby deer that could barely stand, a little bitty racoon, puppies (all for free) and kittens (free too.)    The boys had a blast begging me for another puppy ("But he's FREE, mommy!")  and stuffing themselves with yummy Mexican horchata and popsicles.   
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