Confessions of a Bad Chicken Mama

Sunday, June 14, 2009

It is confession time. Oh, I really don't want to tell you this, but I just can't blog properly when I'm hiding something.

I lost my chickens. I know. I know. It is too awful. I am a terrible baby chicken mama. Ellie and her friends were playing in the coop with the cluck clucks and I guess the door wasn't closed properly or something because when Maddie went to feed them the next day they were no where to be found. Only (I can barely stand it) a pile of feathers.

I know. It is totally my fault. I knew the latch was tricky sometimes and I forgot to go out and make sure it was secure after the girls were done playing. I feel so ashamed. My poor babies.

There, now you know. Farming is hard. There is a mole who has stolen four of my tomato plants, too. And because I am such a bad farmer it took me almost a week before I bought poison to put down his little holes.

Because who really wants to kill something? Even a naughty little mole? So I spent several days running water down his holes and sending him BAD vibes in the hopes he would feel my negative energy and go away. It turns out it doesn't really work that way.

But now we have eight new chicks and Marc fed our mole poison peanuts and I guess we are going to give it another shot. Send me your good vibes, kay?

13 Responses to “Confessions of a Bad Chicken Mama”

  1. So sorry you lost your chickens:0( I am sending you good vibes!

    Welcome to SITS! It's great to have you in the SITStahood!

  2. Oh no! Poor chickies...and poor mole, but at least he deserves it. The little thief!

    Welcome to SITS...sending good vibes your way!

  3. Sweetie, they're gophers, not moles.

    You are a good, kind farmer and I am looking forward to your veggie bounty this summer, even if the fresh eggs will have to wait until next year.

    Love ya!

  4. You'll get the hang of it. Sending good vibes!

    Welcome to the SITS community!

  5. oh no, poor chicken!
    Welcome to SITS!!

  6. Poor chickies! Bad mole! Two of my tomato plants have died by their own lack of desire to live. At least I have a couple more.

    Just stopping by from SITS to welcome you! We love comments, too!

  7. LOL! "I am a terrible baby chicken mama"! LOL!
    Okay, this post had me rolling on the floor. I know farming isn't easy, but you certainly brought some cute humor to the table! I am so sorry you lost your chickens, Darling. But, I am glad you got some more.
    And for the mole thing. They are little stinkers, aren't they? Good luck in trying to get rid of them. I almost broke my ankle walking on one of their tunnels in the ground. Fell right into it and nearly twisted my ankle up! How can something so small be so pesty? ;)
    Stopping by from SITS and wanted to welcome you to the SITStahood!


  8. You lost your chickens! I didn't realize you were being serious til I read the rest of the post. Glad you got new ones. lol

    I hopped over to welcome you to SITS. So glad you've joined us!

  9. I'm so sorry your chickens are gone. I've heard that farming stuff really is tuff - or so my sister says! I'm here from the Welcome Wagon from SITS to say Hey & Howdy! Have a great day!

  10. Oh poor chicks! I hope round 2 goes better.

    Welcome to SITS!

  11. I wish you all the best.

    Popped over here from SITS.

  12. Good luck with it all. Yeah we lost our chickens too, but the culprit made it through even though the gate was locked tight.
    Welcome to SITS! It is an excellent community and we are excited to have you!

  13. Oh no! I hope it all goes better next time around. These things happen. No need blaming yourself.

    I love the name of your blog! So cute.

    I wanted to stop in and welcome you to SITS... So glad you joined.


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