One of Many Chicks

One of Many Chicks

Our mini farm has been the perfect place to be during the lockdown.  We have plenty of fresh eggs, vegetables from the garden and the company of all our animals.  Even though our older chickens are still producing plenty of eggs, over time they slow down production and we keep them as pets.  Every so often we order chicks from McMurry Hatchery which arrive in a box full of very cute and loud peepers.

Otherwise, the sheep were shorn and their wool is growing back.  Poppy, our foundling kitten is growing like a weed.

My oldest daughter and her two classmates who lived with us during the lockdown, are going back to Georgia Tech and will take most classes online.  They will be missed.  My youngest daughter is starting her freshman year at Berkley from home and my son will be going to middle school one day a week in person and the rest from home. It is a strange year 2020, lets hope 2021 is a bit more normal.

More Chicks

More Chicks

Eggs

Eggs

Chickens

Chickens

Some of the Sheep

Some of the Sheep

Poppy Growing Up

Poppy Growing Up (70’s style)

Kale in the Garden

Kale in the Garden

Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard

Peppers

Peppers

By Published On: August 16th, 2020Categories: Animals, Miscellaneous8 Comments

About the Author: James Crisp

James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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8 Comments

  1. Sandra Natale August 18, 2020 at 6:53 am

    Love your farm animals! Thank you for sharing your stories about them and your family.

  2. James Crisp August 18, 2020 at 7:08 am

    Thanks!

  3. Ruth Bodnar August 18, 2020 at 7:23 am

    I have always enjoyed reading your newsletter– especially looking in on the animals– but even more so during the pandemic. It’s like a little walk in the country!

  4. James Crisp August 18, 2020 at 7:36 am

    I feel the same way.

  5. Ann August 18, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    As always your blog is delightful, and your designs are inspiring. Thanks for the lift today.

  6. Julie McMichael August 18, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    Thank you for sharing your exquisite designs and your place of heaven/home. I love seeing your sheep, reminds me of the ones my daughter showed.

  7. James Crisp August 18, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    My pleasure.

  8. James Crisp August 18, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    Thank you!

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