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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.
Apr 19, 2014 / 9 notes

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.

Apr 13, 2014 / 3 notes
beardedhippiebrandon:

How a dozen eggs SHOULD look, Different sizes and colours,
Apr 10, 2014 / 17 notes

beardedhippiebrandon:

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!
Apr 10, 2014 / 13 notes

I got my bananas and my tomatoes. All I need now is a little scratch!

The garden begins this weekend.  Here come the Peas!!
Apr 10, 2014 / 11 notes

The garden begins this weekend. Here come the Peas!!

Apr 6, 2014 / 19 notes

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.
Mar 29, 2014 / 8 notes

I name you Bandit.

Eleanor and Snow do their first photo shoot.
Mar 29, 2014 / 5 notes

Eleanor and Snow do their first photo shoot.

Mar 23, 2014 / 23 notes

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.

Mar 22, 2014 / 10 notes

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.
Mar 19, 2014 / 5 notes

It was so cold you could see the roosters breath.

Just a girl and her chicken.
Mar 15, 2014 / 5 notes

Just a girl and her chicken.

Happy Spring!
Mar 15, 2014 / 20 notes

Happy Spring!

They think it is spring.
Feb 23, 2014 / 18 notes

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.
Feb 23, 2014 / 4 notes

Cloe has had a tough winter. Fought the hawk, frost bite and bare back from the roosters. Spring will be better I promise.