23 June 2010

Aww and ugh

I picked up our 2010 batch of chicks today. I'd forgotten quite how tiny they are when they're newly-hatched.


Slightly less appealing were the other babies I found. These are the offspring of the Colorado potato beetles that I so cruelly dispatched on Tuesday. I get the feeling I was being too blasé by half about them. There were several dozen chomping away on the potatoes this evening.


Fortunately, the fully-grown chickens were just as keen on the larvae as they were on the adults.


Oh, and we had an earthquake this afternoon.

3 comments:

Emily said...

We felt it here in New Hampshire. I wondered if I had over-loaded the washer and the spin cycle was making the house shake. Then I heard on the news that it was an earth quake.

Such cute chicks. I'm looking forward to trying some next year.

Elephant's Eye said...

No damage? Just before I went to live in Switzerland we had an earthquake in Tulbagh (just over our mountain NOW) which we felt with a vengeance all the way to Cape Town. Then in Switzerland we had a little one, made the bed shake.

Amanda said...

No damage here - but I think a bridge near the epicentre in Quebec was damaged. I just thought it was a big truck going past and nobody else in our building noticed it!