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Workbooks, Chickens and Birthdays

Posted by Amber Lehrman on March 5, 2011 at 11:17 PM

The workbooks are here!!!  The long awaited (ok, its only been a couple of months) Brio Birth workbooks are here!  They are every bit as gorgeous as everyone has been saying.  There is so much more content in them (they're at least twice as big as the workbook I was using before) with color pictures and outstanding information on everything.  It really will make teaching so much easier and I think it will be a much more useful reference for my students.  I can't wait to hand them out next week!


In other news, its official - we are now chicken keepers!  We have 7 little chicks living in a cardboard box on top of our refrigerator.  They are very cute and make adorable little chirping sounds.  We have 5 plymouth barred rocks and 2 straight run crested polish chicks.  We plan to add 4 lavendar orphingtons from a local breeder later in the spring/summer to complete our little flock.  Now we just have to build the coop!

In other news, we're working to get the garden ready for spring.  The plan is to re-layer the beds next weekend with another 2 layers of straw/hay and 2 layers of manure so that they're all as nice as the new beds we put in last year.  We're hoping that will finally put us up over 2000 lbs for this year's harvest tally.  Time will tell though.  The peppers, tomatoes, cabbage, cauliflower and a variety of herbs are all growing under the lights in the living room.  There are about 500 onions in the greenhouse waiting to go out into beds in the next couple of weeks too.  Spring is certainly about here for the garden!


And then there's the fact that its my birthday tomorrow!  I already consider my birthday a success.  What more could a girl want than chickens, new Brio workbooks and a chance to work outside in the garden!  Add to that, I got to help lay out a new community garden for the Ronald McDonald house in KC this morning  and we went to Goodwill where I picked up 3 skirts, a pair of pants and a pair of shoes for $20!  It just doesn't get much better than this.  Now I need to figure out what I'm going to spend the last bit of my birthday money on...I feel a trip to amazon coming.  What does my lending library need now.....

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