Tuesday, April 13, 2010
There is something comforting about the sound of an old hen clucking and scratching around the yard. The hens just seem so contented as they make their way through the grass. They don't miss anything that moves. If I plant a new flower bed they are right there to inspect and eat anything that moves in and around the freshly turned dirt.
Sidney enjoys giving the eggs away. We haven't even tried to sell any. He felt that God told him to give them away and he has obeyed. Every neighbor and friend has received eggs, and of course he keeps our boys and thier families in eggs too.
This year Sidney decided that he wouldn't get any new chicks; but as the spring fever hit, he couldn't resist so we now have 14 new babies and 24 hens and 3 roosters. This includes our Banties (I love our banties). So for now, we will be enjoying our brown eggs for at least another year. If you're in the neighborhood and think you would like some really fresh eggs, stop in! We'll be glad to fix you up and who knows, maybe you will decide you should get a few chicks too!