The Chickens Went to GiGi’s!

Our chickens have not been laying eggs so we had Ava and Vinny’s GiGi come over because she has 11 chickens and they always lay eggs. She came over Sunday before last and said they needed more sun and room to roam. We need to make our coop bigger. She offered to take our hens over the winter until we can make the coop we’ve been dreaming of making. As soon as our Mom told us we said, “When will they leave!?” She said, “Tonight.”

I was feeling okay until they left. Tonight was too soon! I helped get them all in the large crate and load it in the truck.

When we got back inside I sat on the floor and then I went upstairs and said to myself why did the chickens have to leave? When I walk by the empty coop I feel sad. Ava’s GiGi sent us a picture the day they got to their winter home and they looked happy. I’m still sad though.

Mom said we’ll see them in two weeks. They have been gone a week and a half. I miss them. When I see them, I will hug them. then I will say ” Hi chickies!” When I see them again I will be so happy I’ll…cry!!!

“Got another hot one!”

It’s the phrase of the week… well, that an “Hurry! Get out of the chicken pen, you’ve got a class zoom meeting about to start!”

The hens are went from two to three eggs a day this week and the kids CANNOT get enough! They check the coop several times each morning, which means they find the eggs nice and fresh.

Earlier this week Ella and Ava came running up with an egg yelling, “We got a hot one!” 🤣 And they’ve been saying with every new egg ever since. Grace has caught on as well and ran in during one of my Zoom meetings with a client. 🤦🏻‍♀️

My Mom and Breakfast

By Grace Camp, age 5

*Posts edited by Mom for clarity, spelling, and punctuation.

My Mommy makes breakfast every morning. But not on Mother’s Day. I love cereal. She always adds fruit to my cereal. Yum! Sometimes she makes me eat eggs, I do not like eggs very much but I do like eggs with salsa and cheese. This Mothers Day, Daddy cooked and made eggs. They were SO good. He put spicy cheese on them.

Sometimes I help Mommy make french toast or waffles. She lets me pour and mix ingredients. I like to use maple syrup with mine, but Mom won’t let me pour that anymore.

My FAVORITE breakfast is rhubarb pie! I love helping Mommy make that. Daddy likes it too.

When we cook, Mommy likes to play music on the Google. We both like listening to Lauren Daigel radio. Sometimes we dance.

Maybe we should make some cooking videos for you? But my Mom would need her coffee first. I never make her coffee but sometimes Brian does.

After breakfast we check on the chicks then wash out hands and brush and floss our teeth. We also make our beds and clean our rooms. [Editor’s Note: While beds made and rooms tidy is always the plan, it’s more of a pipe dream in the Camp House, y’all. It has happened before but not often. )