Oh, and the fountain? I made it myself from a $15 pump, some galvanized buckets, and lots of (free) rocks. I kind of love it.
here on Mother Earth News. It doesn't look like much in this picture, but it's grown a lot since we started it, and she's added a lot of plants. I'll have to have her send me a new picture.
Last, but most excitingly, just today we hatched our very first chick here at Wild Oaks Poultry farm. We're legit now! It was hatched by a broody hen, one of my Ameraucanas, out of an Ameraucana egg (crossed with one of my roosters- a mutt Wyandotte or a Buff Orpington). As of the last time I checked, only one of the three eggs she is sitting on has hatched, BUT it was a day early according to my calculation (calcuation=counting), so maybe the other two will still hatch in the next day or so. For now mom and baby have food and water in their little nest box, so they should be okay for the time being.
Hopefully I'll be able to post more now that things are slowing down. I know you're on the edge of your seat:)