Monday, January 30, 2012
2012 total: 331
We have some new neighbors. They definitely aren't friendly. They stare...a lot.
Two (beautiful) barred owls have taken a liking to the oak tree over the chicken run. They sit in the tree all day. I thought owls were nocturnal. Not these jokers. They're too busy looking at the hens. The hens could care less about the owls. No matter how loud, or long, or crazy the hooting is the girls just go about their business of scratching and clucking and laying. I don't know if they are brave or naive.
First the cooper hawks, now the owls. You'd think we lived in the woods instead of our urban neighborhood.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
2012 yearly total: 165
Monday 16 (still short one Ameraucana egg)
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Today was our first day selling eggs at one of the local farmers' markets. It is a very small market in a church parking lot. The church started an outreach ministry to bring fresh, local produce to the community-which doesn't have a grocery store of any kind in a 7 mile radius. That may not sound too far to some people, but imagine having no personal transportation and walking or biking 7 miles just to get food. Imagine carrying weekly groceries for a family of 4 on a city bus. The market is filling both a need and a desire in the community.
Our set up wasn't too spectacular, but we did just fine. =]
Sunday, January 8, 2012
2012 total 80
Monday 16* new daily record! One Ameraucana didn't do her job, but the rest did. =]
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Monthly total: 279* current record
Weekly total: 79
Thursday 14* new daily record
Friday 12 first day with all 3 Brown Leghorns laying