When we moved into our place 9 months ago, one of the first things we had planned on doing was setting up a chook house and getting chooks. Then it turned out to be one of those projects that didn't happen for this reason or that, or something else had to happen first, you know how it goes. And then it was a case of making sure we were free on the same weekend as the market, so we could actually go and buy the chooks. And finally, the stars all aligned, the chook shed was built, we went to the market, and we came home with 5 darling little bantams!I am just so excited. I'm loving having these new little friends. They're still very young, so they swap between making baby 'cheep cheep' noises and grown up 'cluck cluck' noises. They have totally won me over. Our little brown hen [who is yet to have a proper name] even likes a cuddle. My heart melts.Of course, now I'm finding excuses to make scraps in the kitchen that I know they'll like to eat, and planning on buying some grapes specially as I think they'll love them. It'll be a while off before they start laying eggs, but between the pure pleasure of watching them scratch around and snooze, and knowing that their poo will do wonders for our compost and vegie garden, and that they'll provide us with eggs, I am just so happy to have these little creatures join us on our little bit of land. Now this is what I call living.