~Chicken Wrangling~

 In my life this week… I brought three more pullet babies home on Monday. They were only a day old when we picked them up with no feathers. Today, they all have their wing feathers starting. All three are Araucanas to go with our one lonely teenager amongst all the others.

Last night we "wrangled" Hank and Henrietta. They moved to their bigger pen and coop. Ever since starting the Poultry Judging classes at 4H, Jamie has wanted to be able to grab chickens by the legs ~ this is what he calls wrangling.

In our homeschool this week… SPRING FEVER has hit our house! We are doing all that we can to stay ahead so we can finish up a little early this year. I don't know why, but I'll be glad when this school year is over.

I am inspired by…   Those moms who home educate their children year round. I'm so inspired, that I'm actually thinking about it for us. Jamie is wanting to finish school early ~ to graduate at least a year sooner. I'm studying this option for him. I think now would be the time to start the ball rolling for him to accomplish this instead of waiting until the ninth grade.

Places we’re going and people we’re seeing… Tomorrow after our morning service at church, we are headed to North Carolina. We have some exciting business that may open for us regarding Jamie's rodeoing and a ministry.

What’s working/not working for us… This late in the school year, it's not an option to put something away that is not working for us and purchase something else. We only have 6 weeks of school left, so we are plugging away  at all that we have and I'm implementing free items from off the internet.

I’m cooking… A soup for supper tonight. ~ 5 Ingredient Soup ~ so yummy!

1  can refried beans 1  can broth 1  can corn 1  can black beans 1  can diced tomatoes

Mix the refried beans and broth until smooth. Add the other ingredients and simmer for about 10 minutes.    ** For us I double the recipe and add a can of rotel in the place of the second can of tomatoes. I cook this in the crock pot on low. *~*~* Out of this world with cornbread!

A few photos of our new chicks and Chicken Wrangling…



Light Brown ~ She should be a yellow/cream/brown color when she is full grown.




These two are a dark brown and a gray Araucana.



** Please look over my son's uncovered body. He didn't realize I had the camera when he came out of the house.**

Henrietta being wrangled.



When you hold a chicken upside down, it puts them to "sleep". Not really asleep, just causes them to calm down.



This is Hank fighting all the way.

Happily settled in the new open coop.