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Proof that I am a crazy person

There are so many things to catch up on and to recount since we moved into Woodlawn almost two weeks ago. But I’m shoving all those things aside this afternoon to update you on the crazy person I think I have become.

For starters, we moved into this house two.weeks.ago. That means I am still living in a sea of boxes and bags and Goodwill piles and junk piles. Just a mere two days ago I finally found our silverware! Last night was the first night all the kids slept in their own beds in their own rooms! I’m running my washing machine with a garden hose coming up from the basement. (Hello old house with your plumbing issues.) 

So yes, chaos would be the word to describe us right about now. And even that may be generous.

Do you know what I brought home with me from the feed mill today?

Do you know what’s peeping in my mudroom as I sit here at my kitchen island?

There are so many things to catch up on and to recount since we moved into Woodlawn almost two weeks ago. But I’m shoving all those things aside this afternoon to update you on the crazy person I think I have become.

For starters, we moved into this house two.weeks.ago. That means I am still living in a sea of boxes and bags and Goodwill piles and junk piles. Just a mere two days ago I finally found our silverware! Last night was the first night all the kids slept in their own beds in their own rooms! I’m running my washing machine with a garden hose coming up from the basement. (Hello old house with your plumbing issues.) 

So yes, chaos would be the word to describe us right about now. And even that may be generous.

Do you know what I brought home with me from the feed mill today?

Do you know what’s peeping in my mudroom as I sit here at my kitchen island?

People, I am crazy.

 

Meet our six new Barred Rock chicks. 

Cute today. Jumping out of their water trough turned chick pen tomorrow. 

But I will say….this house was made for a chick-raising operation. The mudroom is perfect…well, aside from the fact that the mudroom door is also the door that all the barn cats try to slip through every time it opens (oops). I have a closet to store away the feed. An old concrete sink for filling waterers. A plug just where I need it for the heat lamp. 

I even splurged on a thirty dollar water trough that was the perfect size for chicks, oh, and also ducklings. I think we may need some ducklings, too. 

10 comments on “Proof that I am a crazy person”

  1. Molly, certainly seems you are where you are meant to be. Congratulations on the new, beautiful home. At least the children will be occupied while you're unpacking, right? 🙂 Enjoy the new space and new additions! Happy Easter, my friend!

  2. That's too funny. Most folks move into a new house and buy a new rug or lamp or bedspread – you buy new animals! I love it and am totally jealous that I don't have that option.

  3. Baby chicks and ducklings are always good moving helpers. They know right where to put things. ON THE FLOOR! 😀
    No rush, you're moved in, it'll get done.
    <3

  4. It must be the season. Just as I had everything under control here, I went out and bought two bottle babies, took in a rooster so now there will be chicks, volunteered to babysit 3 cats, and ordered a new ram. Spring!!

  5. But if you don't get chicks now, you won't have chickens in a few months when you are all settled! Good for you!

  6. My husband bought 8 chicks when I was two weeks postpartum and had a two year old. He then had to build a coop while racing against the clock of growing chicks and the impending end of my mat leave. Crazy, but awesome….things settled down and now we have chickens and 5+eggs/day.

  7. Molly, I really can't tell you enough how I thoroughly enjoy reading about what's going on in your neck of the woods! I would love to have a life like yours! Maybe one day I can move from my urbanite lifestyle & get my country roots back in the ground, lol. But alas, until then I can live vicariously through you and your family's adventures, hee hee. By the way, congratulations on the fabulous new old house, very cool! And what would a new old farm house be without baby chicks, good luck. Looks like the house really needs a family like yours to bring it back to life & you all are doing a great job. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Sheri
    http://www.pompanobeachgardening.blogspot.com
    http://www.createdecorateandinnovate.blogspot.com

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