A Veritable Rainbow!

13 08 2013

I’ve been a bit delinquent in posting about our backyard chickens!
It’s been 8 whole weeks since our first hen began laying and our hold-out hen started laying on the 4th of July.
We are getting 3-4 eggs a day at this point – enough that we’ve started bartering with friends for homemade bread, etc. It’s magical I tell you – having fresh eggs. This last weekend the variation in colors blew me away, it was practically a rainbow of eggs!

8.11.13 eggs





6 08 2013

Welcome monsoon rain
water flows and melons grow
watching and waitingwee watermelon 7.28.13.

wee watermelon 8.6.13





Yellow and Red

8 07 2013

Well, its July. Let’s kick it off with a haiku:

Summer heat arrives
in a growing garden of green
yellow and red pop.

yellowandred7.8.13





The first egg is here!

18 06 2013

And it’s beautifully blue! Now if only she can make it to the nest box next time…

6.18.13 first egg

Edited to add: a farm fresh brown egg for size comparison (below).

6.18.13 egg comparison








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