extreme cuteness

Posted by on April 20, 2008 in farm | 19 comments

I know there was a post full of cuteness a little while ago, but I’m about to up the ante. Don’t worry though, I’ll ease you into it. Remember my size 11 shoe dilemma? I’m happy to report that the cute shoe dry spell seems to be ending. I found some awfully cute shoes at Macy’s on the clearance rack the other day. Macy’s never has size 11 shoes. They do have a bit of a heel, but I don’t care.

I don’t exactly know what I’m going to wear them with. I could use some fashion advice. They look cute with jeans, but I don’t have many opportunities to wear heels and jeans. I know that miss-matched colors are very stylish right now, I’m just not sure what colors to wear these with.

And now for the super cuteness. Are you ready? A few of the Buff Orpington hens went broody recently, and I thought I’d just let them set on some eggs and see what would happen. I got home Friday afternoon to a very worried looking Golden Retriever (he’s the Mama Bear around here). Bear kept running over to the chicken coop, so I went to see if everything was okay, and as I got closer I heard the unmistakable cheeping of a baby chick. There were a couple already hatched and running around, and another one on it’s way out of it’s shell. Two more hatched this morning. I kept them with their mama for a little while:

But I’ve since moved them to their own box, with their own food and water. There are still a bunch of eggs left, and two hens sitting vigilantly, so I’ll give them a few more days before I start shooing them out. The three older chicks are eating and drinking like crazy. The two new ones are still a bit wobbly, but they’re pecking about, and growing stronger by the hour.

I’ll set up the chick photography studio again this week, and get more pictures. It’s so fun having a few babies again!


  1. Those shoes are adorable! Who makes them?

  2. Holy smoley, they’re cute.
    With the shoes and the trend of wearing mismatched colors, is it usually a cool color and a warm color that are put together? So would that mean that your purple-ish blue-ish periwinkle-ish shoes would go well with reds or pinks or something like that…if all else fails, where a white top.:-) That’s what I do when in doubt.

  3. What amazing shoes!!!
    Congratulations on the arrival of all of your new little hatchlings… I’ve been trying for chicks for a couple of years now but nothing seems to happen… Maybe my rooster is shooting blanks.. 🙂

  4. cute shoes! The chicks are adorable bundles of fluff and you dog was amazing too, its funny how they react to situations.

  5. Yellow and orange are great compliments to blue. They may seem “mismatched” but they are opposites on the color wheel, which makes them work! I also think those shoes would be super cute with navy or red for a kind of nautical feel. Have fun!
    Oh! And those chicks!! so cute!

  6. Awesome shoes! Cute babies! Congratulations on both!

  7. Awwwwwww. What cuties.
    Um, shoes: I have no idea. I bought some plain black heeled shoes a month ago and have only worn them once. I just can’t pull off the heels with jeans look on a every day basis…

  8. They are lovely shoes. Cute chicks too.

  9. Lovely shoes.

  10. So cute!!!

  11. Is it Marny or Marni?

  12. My head just exploded from the cuteness! First the shoes and then the chicks??? I can’t even stand it!

  13. I love the shoes! and the chicks are so cute!! And so is Bear!!

  14. Hey Marne,
    It’s been a long time since I have stopped by, but what good timing! New babies! Wish I could let mine stay broody, but I have NO extra room for new chickies. The hen house is just big enough for the 10 I already have. And, BTW, what do you do with hens that are 2 years old? They are still laying pretty faithfully, but how long are they good for that? Do they just become pets when they no longer lay???

  15. the chicks win the cuteness award for me 🙂
    but the shoes are lovely!
    looking forward to seeing the chicks grow x
    t x

  16. Those chicks, those shoes… so cute!!

  17. Love the shoes and the chicks, I think we are getting some more hens this week sometime.

  18. I’d like to know where you got that cute chicken feeder/waterer?? I want one for MY chickies!!

  19. Great find. Those lovely shoes are perfect. And the chicks are cute as well.

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