We have 11 laying hens and only getting 4 eggs lately. Left them in the coop yesterday and got 8 eggs. Now the fun begins trying to find where in the yard they are laying.
How a dozen eggs SHOULD look, Different sizes and colours,
I got my bananas and my tomatoes. All I need now is a little scratch!
The garden begins this weekend. Here come the Peas!!
Vanilla Bean Pear Jam
Today I tried a wonderful recipe by Food in Jars blog. http://foodinjars.com/2011/02/pear-vanilla-jam/
It is delicious and super easy to make. I used 10 cups of pears instead of 8 and reduced the sugar by 1 cup.
I name you Bandit.
Eleanor and Snow do their first photo shoot.
Comparing last years brooder to this years model. As you can see we have a cat problem. This years Rubbermaid box I hope will make the chick a bit less threatened. Last year they look terrified. The cat lays there 24/7.
The babies are here! 8 new additions to our chicken family. 3 leghorns, 1 spotted Sussex, 1 silver Wyandotte, 2 Rhode Island reds, 1 Araucana. They seem to be liking their new brooder. In the past we used a small zinc tub but this year we created a screen top Rubbermaid box.
It was so cold you could see the roosters breath.
Just a girl and her chicken.
They think it is spring.
Cloe has had a tough winter. Fought the hawk, frost bite and bare back from the roosters. Spring will be better I promise.