* * *A week ago we went to our local farming supply store to pick up five new chicks! They are so darling. This year my son is old enough to be quite smitten with them. It is wonderful to watch him learn to be gentle and peaceful in their presence. What a nice lesson to learn. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the little chicks grow. They seem to be a bit bigger each and every day. Soon, they will look like our other ladies, our independent Alice our Henrietta, our dear Eleanor! Welcome, little peeps!