We can’t resist

So here we are, living in plain old sort-of-big-city Kansas on practically an entire acre, “wishing we were somehow here again…” oh, wait, that’s a song.  Yeah, so we caught up with some of our amazing Peace Corps friends (we knew them LAST CENTURY!!!), and that made us think about the good old days.

We had chickens, when we lived in the tropical rainforest of Papua New Guinea, and when we lived in the bedroom community of Santa Maria, CA.  We’ve gone long enough buying eggs from the grocery store, the health food store, or the farmer’s market.  It was time.  It was time to reclaim our heritage as farmers.  It was time to restore our ‘rep’ as returned Peace Corps volunteers.

Also, we kept driving past Tractor Supply Corporation (who did not receive any remuneration from this product placement mention), and it is “Chick Days” all the way through Easter.  In my defense, I survived SEVERAL trips to TSC (my favorite store) without buying any chicks or ducklings.  But enough is enough – once Angie is on board, the tide is comin’ in! And there is no two ways about it.

We now share our laundry room with 3 baby Rhode Island Reds and 2 baby Barred Rocks.  We bought a tin washtub, put pine (never cedar; the fumes will kill them)  shavings in the bottom, 3 inches deep (should have been over newspaper, but I didn’t read the directions that carefully), along with a feeder, a waterer, and a heat lamp (TSC recommends a red bulb – not white) (I’m sure it didn’t have anything to do with the white bulbs being half the price of the red bulbs).

As soon as I master the art of photo addition to this blog, you too can see them! Yes, we will share and chronicle the lives of our 5 little pullets.  We’ve named three of them, or at least the kids have.

Stay tuned for names and faces!

6 comments on “We can’t resist

  1. Alysa says:

    Aw!!! You should name them 🙂 Good luck growing those chickens!!

    ❤ alysa


  2. Marilyn Main says:

    I Love It! Follow your heart and dreams! It will be very healthy and financially helpful! Love Ya Friend
    PS Can’t wait for little PICS of the little Chics! LOL


  3. kenlocke says:

    alysa, stand by for names. we are 60% complete!

    marilyn – thanks!!!


  4. gary locke says:

    you are TOOO COOL! i always knew that about you though. you always had the cool hair…your dad had that cool pull behind trailer…..you lived in NEBRASKA! awesome are you.


    • ken says:

      thanks, Gary. we thought, “why NOT find another way to waste money and produce more poop on our property?” someday it will payoff in life quality credits (which, btw, is the NEXT big thing after carbon offsets).

      yeah, the hair is on its way OUT.


  5. Pat says:

    Ken you of all people didn’t read the directions throughly! I find that hard to believe……Oh wait never mind…..


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