Caleb "the farmer" was at the local feed and seed store yesterday. Alas, he was lured by the siren song of the new, tiny chicks in the store. Their sweet little peeps drew him in, and yes, you guessed it - he succumbed to their wiles. He brought home two Buff Orpington chicks. They are the cutest little things! We sat and played with them and watched them for several minutes. They should grow to be beautiful, productive birds.
We hope to purchase about 6 more chicks in a couple of weeks. And probably Scratch will then meet her demise. Jaden insists she's too old and tough to eat. We'll see. Actually, I'm not sure any of us will be able to eat a pet.