"Soon" is a relative term, by the way.
In the meantime, here are a quick 5 things that are on my mind right now, at 6:48AM this Friday morning.
1. I just asked Milton (kitty), "Why are you so retarded?" Sometimes I really hope that no one has a microphone in my house.
2. Everyone thinks that Sophie is so hyper, but she is still in bed. When I saw her get up and walk into the living room, I said "Good morning Strudel (one of my many nicknames for her). You want some breakfast?" She stretched, yawned, and then like a teenager, she smacked her lips, lazily turned around and went back to bed.
3. Evie, on the other hand, was ready to get up at 4AM. I made her stay in her kennel until 6AM, even though she cried until 5AM. I'm more stubborn than her, so I won.
For some reason I don't feel like I won, though. She's running around the house, chasing Milton, and I've got a Big Gulp full of expresso in front of me.
4. Something I didn't know until I started reading about chickens in anticipation of getting my own flock, is that they can be cannibalistic.
Not to worry, I haven't had that problem (yet), but one of the little red ones did get her tail feathers plucked out. She's ok--it's scabbed over and there hasn't been any more injuries, but I think that means it's time to get them outside. We're having a cold snap, though, so we have to try to wait it out until Tuesday. Hopefully they can just hold on a few more days....