It’s been raining all morning. I got up early and drank coffee with Nate and then went for a run. I’ve been feeling pretty introspective lately, and this morning was just what I needed.

Mentally, I’ve needed to figure some things out. I’m getting there. It’s just slower than I anticipated.

The garden is loving this rain. I’ve not needed to water for 4 days so far. Highly unusual for Colorado.

The girls are getting big!


Stripes really likes roosting on my arm so she can see what’s going on around her. Buffy makes lots of noise when she sees me walk past their box. She really likes exploring. The little girls are all doing awesome. We have 7 total. We might add one more chick this week.


Sometimes I miss the south and the stormy, overcast weather. And the way everything just grows. But, I really love Colorado. I’m glad we’ve made our home here.


Well, we ordered our chicks! We decided to go with My Pet Chicken. We ordered 10 chicks, 2 each of 5 different breeds. The chicks won’t be here until July due to availability of the breeds we ordered. But, I figure that gives us plenty of time to build the coop and learn about what we just got ourselves into.

Our goal is to build the coop a cheaply as possible. Nate has been scouring the free section of CraigsList for building materials.

We are getting two Australorps, two Buff Orpingtons, two Silver Laced Wyandottes, two Gold Laced Wyandottes, and two Colombian Wyandottes.


I think the Wyandottes are my favorite, they look like their feathers have been traced with a sharpie. I love it! They are also a friendly breed that is cold hardy and are good layers. Sounds perfect for Colorado!

I’m super excited about the chickens. Nate is super excited about building the coop together. So, he’s working on design ideas and I got to pick the breeds. I’m happy with that division of labor.