Friday, January 9, 2009

Now that's what I'm talking about...


See that beautiful shining bowl of brown egg goodness above? That is why we decided to get chickens for our backyard. And, they taste even better than they look in the picture with their shimmering shiny halo of angelic eggliness. (I have no idea what eggliness is supposed to mean. I like the way it sounds. Just go with me on it.)

After months of our hens not laying eggs and mooching off us, Thomas went out to check the coop on New Year's Day and found 14 beautiful brown eggs waiting for him. We had 2 more by the end of the afternoon. They've been laying eggs regularly ever since! I am fully convinced it is a sign that 2009 is going to be a wonderful and prosperous year.

And it is entirely possible that it is pure coincidence that all this has started as McLovin the rooster has just begun to crow, but I'm gonna give him just a little bit of credit for finally getting these ladies in order. Egg production should go up even more in the Spring and I can't wait to get a chance to hatch a few baby chicks when the weather gets warmer.

'Cause that's just what I need, of course. 2 preschoolers, a newborn, a puppy, 8 hens, a rooster and a half dozen needy baby chicks!


5 comments:

Sarah Lyn said...

If you ever end up with too many eggs to handle Adam and I would love to buy some from you! We love locally grown! (Or raised I guess in this case...)

Land of Lovings said...

Girl, you are fast! I just hit publish on that post!

We just took a bunch to our neighbors to bribe them into forgiving us for having a rooster that crows every morning at 5 am, but as soon as we get more from our hens we'd love to give you guys some. Actually, I'm going to order some egg cartons so the girls can deliver them to people when we start getting more eggs. This is going to be their little project. And after Kai turns 5 she wants to do 4-H with the chickens. Of course, she'll need some overalls and a John Deere hat first. : )

Sarah Lyn said...

I guess I was at the right place at the right time! Haha

She needs Carharts! Those are the BEST overalls. My nephew is only one and he already has some. :)

Carey said...

Eggliness is a great word! I wish I had an opportunity to use it myself.

amy said...

eggliness is a lovely word. i think i'll start using it. glad to know that you are enjoying the chickens.