Tuesday, January 20, 2009

my first chick

Photo shown is of the first chicken I ever owned. He was one of five black silkie bantams, that came home with me from my mentor's farm back when I lived in Sandpoint, Idaho. This image is from early spring of 2007, and shows just how small those little guys were. I adore these birds. Silkies are small, goofy, gentle, and quiet. They don't mind being held, they are amazing parents, and come in all sorts of solid colors. These chicks were solid black right down to their black bones. Pretty badass.


Blogger Carrie and Justin said...

Very cute photo Jenna! I'd love to own some Silkies one day. Ahh, the ever calling dream of just a little more land and room to "play"!

January 20, 2009 at 2:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How sweet! I need to find out if my area is zoned for backyard farm animals. I so want to get a few chickens!

January 20, 2009 at 2:36 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

This little fellow's "sibs", Mac & Emily, had a clutch of four chicks this last summer. They're all grown now and happily tromping about Susan's place here in Sandpoint. She keeps older chickens from other more production-oriented farms at her place. We laughingly call it a "retirement home", which includes a heat lamp hung low so the old girls can warm their bones while dusting all winter long. I'm told that Mac and Emily are referred to as "the celebs" because of their superior attitude and special place in your book-world. Thought you might appreciate an update on how some of your kids were fairing. Be well!

January 20, 2009 at 3:32 PM  
Anonymous Ed Cyzewski said...

Greetings Jenna. Ed Cyzewski here. I ran into you at the Way Side a week or so ago. I found your scarf outside. Anyway, my wife and I live in West Arlington and I wanted to send you a copy of a book by some local writers that I contributed to. My web site has my e-mail address, so drop me a line with your mailing address and I'll ship it along to you.

It looks like we'll need to read your book. This is our first winter where we're getting most of our food from our garden (in the freezer now) and a CSA. Best Wishes. Ed

January 20, 2009 at 7:50 PM  
Anonymous dogear6 said...

Such cute little peeps! Just like children and puppies it's hard to believe how big they become.

January 21, 2009 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger Mare said...

I love baby birds....

January 21, 2009 at 10:10 AM  

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