Friday, March 20, 2009

Our new BABIES..MAYBE

Introducing... JEWEL, EASTER, JOHN DEERE, PECKER, OLA, JOHN DEERE JR., HARLEY and 15 of their closest friends. 22 possible babies in all. I refuse to name mine until I hold them in my arms-adoptive mom habit I guess. We are incubating these eggs for school, Easter and just for fun! We bought an incubator on EBAY and got eggs from a home school friend (thanks Diana) and now we will wait.....

If my calculations are correct (it takes 21 days) we should have some baby chicks by good Friday-RIGHT WHEN THE CAPTAIN GOES BACK TO WORK-never fails :) Me-6 kids and 22 baby chicks-FUN TIMES PEEPS! I am SO EXCITED for the kids to learn responsibility with this project-they have to turn the eggs 2-3 times a day, check the temperature, moisture and help THE CAPTAIN build a chicken house.

Then they will feed and water their babies. I sure hope some hatch out after all this work. If not, we'll buy some chicks.
I will NEVER FORGET my mom and dad getting me a baby duck as a child. His name was "QUACKER" and he lived in the house, I dressed him, he cuddled with the cat, rode in a wagon and slept with me until he got too big and went to live at a farm.

THANKS MOM AND DAD FOR THAT MEMORY-I'm sure it was a real pain!

11 comments:

Tricia said...

my mom did this all the time when we were kids. Chicks, ducks were so exciting to incubate. We used to beg my mom to let us hold a little flashlight up to them when they were almost ready to hatch and watch them move around in the egg. It is a good childhood memory for me =)

Joyful Mom said...

Can't wait to see your newest additions :)

Midwest Mommy said...

The duck let you dress him? That is crazy...we need pics of this.

Amie@WildOlive said...

seriously coolest mom ever! can I time my visit around their hatching.. and will they call me Aunti Amie???

love ya!
mwaaaaah!
:)
Amie

bearhugs2u said...

I name one Gramma and another Papa...hee hee

Shana said...

You are such an awesome Mom! What a great experience for the kids.

Bobbie-Jo said...

Oh - I'd love to have a pet duck! Boring ol' fish are the next on our list - but I'm excited anyway!

Jen said...

I did this project when I was in school and it was so much fun! I can't wait to meet all the new babies.

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

Seriously Jenn - I think you are the funniest Mom around!

I can't wait to see the children with their chicks!

I think our children would love it - but unfortunately a few of ours are not the delicate types and might hurt them by accident. Maybe next year you can walk me through it?

Hugs and love,
Jill

Melissa said...

Tagged ya, hope that's ok.

Lisa said...

We have been off the farm for over 9 years now and oh, how we miss that time. We are in the process of planning for a move out of the city in about 18 months and are heading back to the country. So many good experiences that I didnt even realize i had until it was gone! I do remember feeling like you do... lonely for anything UN-Farm related....but in comparison to the Twin Cities Ill take farm life any day!

Lisa