I know there was a post full of cuteness a little while ago, but I'm about to up the ante. Don't worry though, I'll ease you into it. Remember my size 11 shoe dilemma? I'm happy to report that the cute shoe dry spell seems to be ending. I found some awfully cute shoes at Macy's on the clearance rack the other day. Macy's never has size 11 shoes. They do have a bit of a heel, but I don't care.
I don't exactly know what I'm going to wear them with. I could use some fashion advice. They look cute with jeans, but I don't have many opportunities to wear heels and jeans. I know that miss-matched colors are very stylish right now, I'm just not sure what colors to wear these with.
And now for the super cuteness. Are you ready? A few of the Buff Orpington hens went broody recently, and I thought I'd just let them set on some eggs and see what would happen. I got home Friday afternoon to a very worried looking Golden Retriever (he's the Mama Bear around here). Bear kept running over to the chicken coop, so I went to see if everything was okay, and as I got closer I heard the unmistakable cheeping of a baby chick. There were a couple already hatched and running around, and another one on it's way out of it's shell. Two more hatched this morning. I kept them with their mama for a little while:
But I've since moved them to their own box, with their own food and water. There are still a bunch of eggs left, and two hens sitting vigilantly, so I'll give them a few more days before I start shooing them out. The three older chicks are eating and drinking like crazy. The two new ones are still a bit wobbly, but they're pecking about, and growing stronger by the hour.
I'll set up the chick photography studio again this week, and get more pictures. It's so fun having a few babies again!