Tuesday, March 16, 2010

6 eggs???

We're not sure how it happened, but somehow we had six eggs from five chickens. Either someone was being an overachiever or one of the girls layed an egg later the day before - after we had already collected the days' eggs. We are a bit stumped. Generally the girls have been producing anywhere from 2 to 2.5 dozen eggs per week. We truly enjoy the surprise that each day brings with our eggs. Which hen will be laying? What size and shape will the eggs be? Where will the eggs be? The farm fresh eggs have become a hit with our co-workers with more people requesting to be on the "egg" list each week. We may have to really think about getting more chickens.

I haven't posted anything in a while. After losing Bogey, I didn't feel like writing much. We miss him so much. I made the huge mistake of watching "Marley & Me" last weekend. Not the movie to watch if you have ever had to make that ultimate decision for your pet.

But life does seem to go on. Spring is in the air. The weather has turned a bit warmer. Keith said that one of the girls was outside lying in the sunshine. It's time to start thinking about garden planning and spring cleaning. I am actually one of those weird people that almost look forward to the idea of cleaning everything out and starting fresh. I want to open the windows and let the stale winter air out of the house. I even want to clean the chicken coop (truly weird). Knowing Indiana though, I have to temper my enthusiasm with a dose of weather reality. They are calling for the possibility of snow showers next Sunday. So for now, I will treasure each moment above 50 degrees, enjoy the feeling of the sun shining down on me, and gaze in awe at the garden and seed catalogs piling in the mailbox.