We were half-way to Williamsburg, my mom and I, when
my cell phone rang. I pulled into a parking lot in West Point
and listened to my husband’s news that the chicks we had
ordered had come early! He was on his way to work and
there was no one at home to go and pick them up at the
post office. After various thoughts were hurriedly shared
for consideration, I quickly realized that I just had to let go
of the day I had planned-appointments, respite club and
exercise class for my mom, grocery shopping, alone-time
at my favorite coffee shop to write a blog post-and turn
the car around and go fetch these…
eyes upon this little party.
If the rest of today is any indication, my to-do list will
be languishing as I spend unmeasured minutes and hours
with my chin upon my arm, fondly watching our carefully
chosen chicks in their warm bower.
P.S. The chick varieties (for those who might be interested) are
Speckled Sussex, Buff Orpington, Delaware, Barred Rock,
Ameraucana and Welsummer.
Christine Crocker June 16, 2010 at 3:37 am
what perfect little peeps…
and all the breeds I would have myself.
I look forward to reading how they do and more of the happy hours spent watching them.
I have 16 little Delaware and 9 Ameraucana chicks. They are such entertainment for me.
Nest spring I hope to find Welsummers to join my glad little party.
many thanks for sharing your perfect change of plans day, Lesley. i enjoyed seeing them very much.
sarah June 16, 2010 at 6:47 am
awww, so adorable! you make me want some for myself 🙂 maybe one day …
Laurie June 16, 2010 at 12:42 pm
What adorable, sweet chicks! I’m thinking you’re holding the Americauna, which is my favorite of the chicks we got this spring. Plenty of personality! Please do keep us posted on their progress. I’ve not heard of Welsummers. Such a lovely name. I’ll have to check them out.
Tristan Robin Blakeman June 16, 2010 at 1:22 pm
these are so enchanting they almost make me want to have some chicks of my own!
the wild magnolia June 16, 2010 at 2:47 pm
And there you have it, wonder in tiny peeps, all furry and soft. Baby biddies can touch our lives.
Blessings and happy day.
Dori June 16, 2010 at 3:45 pm
Oh, oh, oh! How sweet they are! I’ll get to see them when they’re still tiny!!! :-))
Heather June 17, 2010 at 7:00 pm
Virginia Mallon-Ackermann June 17, 2010 at 7:31 pm
How wonderful they are! And to think they came via the USPS! How much fun it will be to see them grow. Do you have many chicks? Are they friendly when they grow up?
Something new for me to think about in the bustle of Manhattan…dreams of a yard full of chickens and boxes of chicks arriving by mail.
thistledewmercantileblog June 23, 2010 at 12:19 am
How sweet Lesley! I’ll bet your mom will enjoy seeing them grow!
I love getting chicks in the mail, and seeing the excitement they cause at the post office! One batch we ordered came earlier than expected, and a postal worker drove through heavy 4th of July beach traffic to get them to us on a SUNDAY!
I’ve always thought it would be interesting to order bees…