I know many of you have been waiting to hear all about our new family member. Well Isla Rose came into the world on the 16th April at 3.14am after a blood moon, she weighed in at 7p 6oz. I had a wonderful birth we watched the moon in the evening and then went off to the hospital to have a water birth, I was in active labour for only two and half hours, so she came quickly. I left the hospital the next day as I was stuck in a ward with some crazies each of them had something wrong with them emotionally, mentally or physically and the dramas were never ending. I was the quite one in the corner, Roy has been looking after me wonderfully since Isla and I have been home. We have been having a few breast feeding issues but we are working through them, otherwise we are blessed with a calm baby who sleeps most of the night and is really chilled. Mind you she has TimberGym legs, this little lady can climb, she has been holding her head up since day one and can lift her own weight with her legs.
The Monday before Isla came into our world Roy and I picked up a rooster to add to the flock, it had come time and we found the perfect fella. Roy has named him Berk (Berk-Begurk), he has his own special roost in the hen house, he is calm and very friendly. He even shares his food with the ladies.
On the Wednesday that I gave birth, I got a call from the chicken folk at Yandina to say that my chicks were in that I had ordered. I guess when it rains it pours. However giving Roy and I a break we picked them up on the Tuesday after Easter. So we have 18 new editions to the Farm all in a week. The little chicks are in their pen, up near the house here where they have access to grass and plenty of food. They are growing as quickly as Isla is. Isla and I often sit and watch them for a bit each day, she likes the sound that they make – cute.
I want to say a big thank you to all that have sent their well wishes, we have been really fortunate these past few weeks.
Our newest members 16 new chicks hiding in a box. English Sussex and Rhode Island Reds
Berk the Rooster
Dad – so proud!
Isla and I watching the chickens