Yesterday on my way to the feed store, I went down Main Street through town instead of going on the freeway. That is how I discovered this wonderful shop.
I have been pricing the raised boxes at Lowe's and Home Depot. I needed to get a couple more, but decided that I would just go with one more, and they happened to have one left here. When I was in yesterday, Ed, the owner brought me over to see the one he had planted out front of the shop. I was amazed at how much he had planted in there. It was strategically planted, using every square inch of space, as well as vertical space, and it was perfect.
The address is: 1701 Hamner Ave. Norco CA. (951) 398-8085
Now for my surprise. Look what I brought home with me today...........
Two brown paper saks. Guess what was inside the paper saks?????
Oh my goodness....I am crazy for chickens!!!! Crazy I tell you!!! I love them! I want bunches of them. One in every color. One of every breed. I can already see I need to get a building permit to add on to the coop. A second story perhaps. With a loft for dozens and dozens of my feathered friends to sleep at night, and a bunch of little nesting boxes for my girls to lay eggs of every color. I will let them roam free during the day, and they can peck at the ground around me while I work in my garden.
The two smaller ones, are only 1 day old! They are both Amerucanas. They will be laying those beautiful blue/green eggs. The taller one, she is 1 week old. And she is a Brahma. This breed has feathers on the feet, and they look like they are wearing little feathered booties. So cute. My reason for getting three, was so that each one of our grandkids can pick one of their very own. To name her, and help Gamma take care of her. Hannah and Claire came over today to see them. Hannah was SO excited! Claire...not so much. She is a bit frightened of animals at first. She is scared to death of our dog Ducey! And the chickens she likes when they are in the coop. But when they are out and about, she is a little bit unsure. Hannah on the other hand, wants to hold them. Pet them. Feed them Collect the eggs. A little farm girl in the making. Here she is meeting the chicks and picking out her very own.
She picked the yellow/apricot Ameraucana. She is still thinking about the perfect name. Tossing around Chicas for her name choice.
Do I have something on my nose? Like maybe corn mash?
My garden is getting there. Another month, and I will be harvesting quite a bit.
If you are sick of hearing about chickens and gardens, I am sorry. But this has been consuming me lately.
Tomorrow is my Mama's birthday. Also my niece Deanna's birthday. We are going to dinner at Tony Roma's as per Deanna's request. Tomorrow I also need to catch up on the housework I have been neglecting since I have spent so much time this past week outside. Off to bed now.