We woke up this morning to the chirping of a cute fluffy yellow chick but outside it was snowing and the wind was blowing. Isn't that a contradiction of sorts...this IS the first day of spring isn't it? Yesterday was a gorgeous day...sunny and warm...grass turning green...plants popping up...a good day to be outside on the farm...spring was in the air! We headed into town to pick up supplies for the arrival of 63 chicks early next week...we were at the checkout when we heard very LOUD chirping. A lady and her husband had a lone chick in a little carton that they were returning to the store...seems her son had bought 1 baby chick when they weren't looking and proceeded to take him home while he and his friend whistled and laughed in the back seat so mom and dad wouldn't hear the peeping! Needless to say mom and dad weren't too pleased as they had no place to put the chick and they had 2 cats...so they came back to return the bird. Just as my husband and I were leaving the store I overheard the store clerck saying that she was very sorry but they could NOT take the chick back. The poor people were quite upset as they didn't know what to do. I told my husband what was going on so he said to go back and offer to buy the chick from them since we were already set up for our chicks to arrive...so I did. They were VERY relieved and said they didn't want any money... I could just have it ...so off we went with a fluffy yellow spring chick. As I sit and write this post...he/she is chirping away from the dining room as snow is swirling around the house. This is NOT what I pictured for the first day of spring! The strange thing is tomorrow is to be 43 and sunny and 63 by Tuesday..."Welcome to Kansas" as they say here.
The first day of spring here on the farm
Yellow fluff ball
Looks like bath time