Wednesday, March 7, 2007

New Beginnings

A little over a month ago I created 2 vision boards: one to focus my energy to write Ravenna and the other to allow myriad other blessings into my life. The fact that Ravenna manifested so quickly after I finished my board is, to me, a huge testament to the power of vision boards. Another smaller dream, that also found its way to my "opening and allowing" board, was to raise chickens. I have wanted to raise chickens for *years*, but thought I couldn't while living in a city. When I learned I could, I couldn't find anyone else to share the minimum order - 25 chicks. That was a few years ago, and since then I've thought it just wouldn't happen.

Never really having released the desire, when I saw a picture of a cute little chick the day I was collecting images for my vision boards, I cut it out. It got a rather prominent place on my board and it made me feel very happy when I saw it. A few days after I made the board, a friend and neighbor told me she knew someone who was placing an order for chicks and was willing to share whatever number we wanted. And today, mine are happily eating, drinking and foraging in the little kiddie pool we set up in the basement. There are 2 Rhode Island Reds, 2 Black Stars, and 2 Araucanas/Americanas. They are unbelievably sweet and I am incredibly happy. Here is a picture: