Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I Can't Find My Eggs...


I've been absent this summer.
But the farm has been overwhelmingly busy.
OVERWHELMING..ly busy
What's new..my chickens have started to lay eggs!


This is the pretty blue egg I have longed to find since I was 20 years old.
The Martha Stewart chicken, the Martha Stewart egg.
I do adore that woman.
I went a bit overboard taking photos, but I'll only post two.


The farm is looking very pretty right now, but I'm sorry to say, it's feeling like fall to me.


There are still lots of berries to be picked.
We find picking in princess dresses really lightens the mood.  If we sing a happy song, we may get lucky and some wilderness friends will gather, help with the harvest, clean the house and make us a new dress.

It worked for Snow, Cindy and Aurora.


It's wrapping down here, and we have had to close the farm early, so I will be back more often.

Question:
Can any of you fellow chicken people tell me how to get the chickens to lay in the nesting boxes?
I find them in strange places, if I find them at all - though Lola is making it easy by laying on the front deck chair every day!
I have put my girls Easter eggs in their nesting boxes - pink, green and yellow - I hear that helps?