Finally and at long last, we have chicks! Farming is a dynamic profession. Life is ever changing, and so does our farm. Usually we would have chickens almost done by now, but this year we needed to build a new brooder, so we are just starting them now. Rachel is our new chick person (otherwise known as the “brooder babe”). She has always been our “mother hen,” watching over the little boys and always aware of the little things that need doing. Now she’s really the “mother hen,” and doing a marvelous job even though she’s only had the position for less than a week.