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In the midst of all of our crazy packing and cleaning, we found a surprise this morning.

Look what I did!

McCormick laid her first egg! We weren’t expecting this until October or late September at the earliest! It was a great surprise. She seems very proud.

This is today’s haul. The tomatoes are hanging on for dear life while the jalapenos are pwning.

One of these things is not like the other

Jaydee even seems impressed by his sister’s accomplishment.

What is this madness?

Life is moving super fast and exciting as we gear up to move in two weeks, pack, get some eggs, and gear up for fall and the best time of the year (October – Jan)!!!!

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Goodrich Farms: Roaming Around

The girls have been outside for a while and loving it. We have attached their pen to their hutch permanently so they can come and go as they please even when we are not around. Nick and I are planning on adding wheels to the bottom and reinforcing it so it can be wheeled around the backyard, giving the chickens roaming privileges.

Two peas in a pod

I have been having a surprisingly great time working out in the backyard with Nick. I hate bugs and the heat, but neither bother me when we are being super productive and just enjoying the day. Yes my legs are covered in mosquito bites even though I am covered in OFF and yes I get super sweaty, but there is just something about doing physical work outside and seeing the progress. That and the fact that we let the chickens have free reign of the backyard while we are out there to make sure they don’t get into trouble.

Devouring all the bugs!

Mel came by and took some more pictures of my babies for me. Her amazing photography skills have been a great help in capturing ridiculous moments in the chickens life so far!

Just hanging out with McCormick. http://www.melissaclaire.com

While photographing with McCormick, Hardcastle was peeping away from her little pen. They hate being separated!

Our little ladies. http://www.melissaclaire.com

The latest adorable moment of these two was this past weekend. Nick was holding McCormick to see if Hardcastle would follow them around the backyard. Not only did she follow, she flew up and grabbed onto his shorts and held on. When the ladies are separated, they run back to each other as quickly as possible. It doesn’t get old.

Even though these girls are completely spoiled by Nick and I and are pretty ridiculous, I love them. They are a great addition to our family and they haven’t even started laying eggs yet! They are silly, super soft, and fun to watch. On top of that, every bug they eat is one less disgusting thing to try and get into my house!

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The Goodrich Farm: Simple Beginnings

Before Nick and I were even engaged, we jokingly talked about all the animals we would have one day. A few cats, a couple of dogs, a snake or two. Well, since we survived the tornado, we decided to jump into our own form of parenthood, raising two baby chicks!

Our babies their first day home!

We had been talking and planning for a while about getting chickens.

It is amazing how fast we both fell in love and became addicted to our little monsters. Their personalities were even apparent on the car ride home.

Daddy's girl

Hardcastle is a bit crazy. She is tightly wound and not super trusting. McCormick is lazy, laid back, and loves to roost. They pick on each other as you would expect siblings to, but hate it when they are separated.

We have already upgraded their temporary cardboard box home twice now. They just keep getting bigger. We have the coup supplies ready, just need to start building. They have started getting super scruffy looking as their down feathers are being replaced by the beginnings of big girl feathers.

Needless to say, I am super excited about them and totally addicted. Jaydee, our kitty, is still undecided. He likes to slink up and stare at them, but when a chick is placed near him or gets too close, he cannot be bothered. Just runs away. I think he misses being the only pet, but we still give him all the love, so he will get over it.

What are these?

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