Well its now been close to five weeks. Five weeks ago Isla was born into this world, we got our first rooster (Berk) to start breeding with our English Sussex hens and we also got 16 new day-old chicks. The past weeks have been a rollercoaster of learning for both Roy and I. Having a new baby in the house has been a huge learning curve for both of us. I also have realised that we are going to be forever learning as she continues to grow and eventually leave our care. I have to say I am glad I have signed up for the challenge and I am lucky to have a very supportive husband (Roy) to share this new adventure with.
Its been a month . . . Mother’s Day came around and my family came to visit us on the Saturday for lunch. My grandmother who turns 90 this year even came with a bag of her crocheted goodies for Isla. Our little girl is going to be very spoilt not only with presents but with love too. Roy took Isla and I to the beach for a quick swim after visiting Noosa Farmers Market. It was a fun experience taking our water baby to the beach, she conveniently pooed her outfit once we arrived and I decided it was just best to take her in the ocean to clean her as it was everywhere. We took her for a quick swim in the shallow waters then retreated to the shade for warm clothes and a feed. Our little girl is going to need to sign up for swim classes soon.
It’s been a month . . . we have even started up our farm gates again from the farm, moved our chickens down closer to the chook house. We also have two broody hens sitting on about 10 eggs, possibly we will have more chicks in the coming weeks. This means Berk the rooster is doing his job, now its to see if the girls are doing their job well sitting on the eggs. Farm life is always keeping us on our toes.
Auntey Amy, Isla and Grandma
The Whole Fam: Amy, Mum, Me, Isla, Grandma, Dad and Pop. Roy took the photo.
Three Generations: Mum, Me, Isla and Grandma
Isla and Roy at the beach*
Sunsets at the farm
Roy and Isla doing computer work
Isla one month old
NOTE* Isla was only in the sun for the photo at the beach otherwise we kept her in the shade as her skin is super sensitive being a newborn.