Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Last year our lilacs did not bloom, a late frost killed all the blossoms.

I missed them.

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School Chicks

A few weeks ago I took these two chickens to school to visit the Kindergarten class.

They both got a bath before we went, and dried with the hair drier. One didn't mind and the other seemed to enjoy. I put them in an old rabbit cage together and loaded up an egg carton with a variety of the eggs we get.

I took a couple of the biggest eggs we get, a couple of the smallest, a few pink eggs and peach eggs and some greenies.

I let the kids pass the eggs around and everyone got to pet the chickens, both of whom behaved very well.

I put Thalia the little brown hen in the cage what I fielded questions from the kids and while I was holding Greta, the black and white hen, Thalia laid an egg in the cage. A green egg. She is my green layer.

The kids all got to hold and pass around a fresh laid warm egg. Not a single one of them said it was gross. Not one. It was pretty cool.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Meet Dolly, our barn, or one of, she is one of our favorites. Who am I kidding? They are all my favorites.

But she has graced us with the two cutest kittens ever. Meet Rigsby and Jack.

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