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Sunday, 28 March 2010

In good hands

A bright, sunny spring day in Carmine Superiore, with a nice breeze zipping the windsurfers across the glittering lake below.

Hatching Day has brought us a couple more chicks...there are now a grand total of thirteen honey-coloured fluff-balls dozing under the warming lamp. A more than 50% return (on 21 eggs at the start), and the best we've done since our first year playing this game.

All mothers, I'm sure, understand that when the house falls eerily silent, there's trouble afoot. In the last 24 hours, though, when I've gone upstairs to investigate, I've found not a theft, some wanton destruction or other childish naughtiness, but two rapt faces bent over a tiny, warm life cradled carefully in tiny, cool hands.

Happy days.

13 comments:

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

That sounds sooo beautiful, reading your blog makes me dream of a different life - not sure if that's a good thing or not though ;-) Have a lovely Sunday, C x

Karin said...

Awwwwww - love the thought of cradling little chickies! Thanks for the image - so beautiful!

LindyLouMac said...

Ah! I hope you can eventually show us some photos. Our girls used to spend hours with our chicks.

Carol said...

My first ever boyfriend lived on a farm and I remember doing the exact same thing when his Mum's chicks hatched (well, not her's obviously...oh you know what I mean!!). I always felt rather privileged to be able to hold them in my hands!

C x

Sreddy Yen said...

Hi! What a lovely blog you have - I really enjoyed reading your stories. I do wish I could visit Italy one day...it seems such a beautiful country!

I love little chicks! When I was a child, we also had a few :D

Sarah said...

Oh man, I'm just wriggling with envy.

I love the idea of little faces pressed against the baby chicken house, mesmerized.

I don't care what the Sock Dropper says, we are having chicks.

Brenda said...

What precious moments you get to live in your little slice of paradise.

Hannah Stoneham said...

Funny and inspiring! Your blog is always a lovely place for a visit, thanks

Hannah

Amanda said...

What a gorgeous post, from the description of the weather there to the image of your children & the little chicks. Thank you! Have a fabulous Monday :)

Rachel Cotterill said...

That sounds absolutely adorable!

Visiting to welcome you to SITS :)

Queenie Jeannie said...

How wonderful!! You are living my dream life, lol!! We will be moving to Vicenza in four months!!!!!

Hugs!

And welcome to the SITS community!

Ann On and On... said...

Beautifully painted picture! So sweet!

Here from the SITS "Welcome Wagon". Thanks for joining our SITSerhood. I'm hosting two giveaways and I'm personally inviting you to come on over when you have a few minutes. Click "giveaways" on the top...

gamommy2two said...

The thought of fluffy little chicks just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy!
Welcome to the SITS community!

Sunday, 28 March 2010

In good hands

A bright, sunny spring day in Carmine Superiore, with a nice breeze zipping the windsurfers across the glittering lake below.

Hatching Day has brought us a couple more chicks...there are now a grand total of thirteen honey-coloured fluff-balls dozing under the warming lamp. A more than 50% return (on 21 eggs at the start), and the best we've done since our first year playing this game.

All mothers, I'm sure, understand that when the house falls eerily silent, there's trouble afoot. In the last 24 hours, though, when I've gone upstairs to investigate, I've found not a theft, some wanton destruction or other childish naughtiness, but two rapt faces bent over a tiny, warm life cradled carefully in tiny, cool hands.

Happy days.

13 comments:

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

That sounds sooo beautiful, reading your blog makes me dream of a different life - not sure if that's a good thing or not though ;-) Have a lovely Sunday, C x

Karin said...

Awwwwww - love the thought of cradling little chickies! Thanks for the image - so beautiful!

LindyLouMac said...

Ah! I hope you can eventually show us some photos. Our girls used to spend hours with our chicks.

Carol said...

My first ever boyfriend lived on a farm and I remember doing the exact same thing when his Mum's chicks hatched (well, not her's obviously...oh you know what I mean!!). I always felt rather privileged to be able to hold them in my hands!

C x

Sreddy Yen said...

Hi! What a lovely blog you have - I really enjoyed reading your stories. I do wish I could visit Italy one day...it seems such a beautiful country!

I love little chicks! When I was a child, we also had a few :D

Sarah said...

Oh man, I'm just wriggling with envy.

I love the idea of little faces pressed against the baby chicken house, mesmerized.

I don't care what the Sock Dropper says, we are having chicks.

Brenda said...

What precious moments you get to live in your little slice of paradise.

Hannah Stoneham said...

Funny and inspiring! Your blog is always a lovely place for a visit, thanks

Hannah

Amanda said...

What a gorgeous post, from the description of the weather there to the image of your children & the little chicks. Thank you! Have a fabulous Monday :)

Rachel Cotterill said...

That sounds absolutely adorable!

Visiting to welcome you to SITS :)

Queenie Jeannie said...

How wonderful!! You are living my dream life, lol!! We will be moving to Vicenza in four months!!!!!

Hugs!

And welcome to the SITS community!

Ann On and On... said...

Beautifully painted picture! So sweet!

Here from the SITS "Welcome Wagon". Thanks for joining our SITSerhood. I'm hosting two giveaways and I'm personally inviting you to come on over when you have a few minutes. Click "giveaways" on the top...

gamommy2two said...

The thought of fluffy little chicks just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy!
Welcome to the SITS community!