Don't let the muck get higher than your boots.
- J.M. Stanford
Saturday, March 5, 2011
We woke this morning to three more beautiful newly hatched Buff Orpington chicks, and just returned home from running errands to see another one almost fully out of its shell and, most special of all, a newly hatched Australorp chick - Gertie's offspring, according to our records!
It's like Christmas, over and over.
Thank you for all your kind and hopeful wishes - they're working!
Welcome to Mucky Boots Farm! In 2009 we left our jobs as Math and Science teachers and moved to a 2.5 acre property in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, with a raised-bed vegetable garden, greenhouse, orchard, chickens and perennial gardens, in order to realize our dream of a saner, calmer life more rooted in reality than in the drama of city living, all-consuming jobs and the ever-increasing accumulation of belongings. Are we farmers? Are we dreamers? Only time will tell!