Earlier this week the girls went into town to run errands and to buy some chicken feed. They came back with more than just chicken feed. They came back with more chickens to feed. So five new chicks are living in the shed, under the heat lamp, until they are ready to join the little flock. And I can't complain. Not only are they fun to sketch, but someday, months from now, they'll start converting our kitchen scraps into eggs.