At the fence

Some days when I need a moment to myself, I'll pull a chair into the back of the yard and watch the chickens. And just as I feel my tension ease, I'll hear a voice. Someone calling me over to the fence to ask about the chickens. The girls have become quite a spectacle. We …

An egg???

Every day when I trek up to the chicken coop to collect eggs, I chuckle and remind myself that it's singular. Egg. My Olive Egger, Gigi, provides a green egg almost every day. But Loretta, our Black Copper Marans, hasn't laid an egg since last summer. And truthfully, it's been almost two years that I've …

Catching up

My family takes a break to look at the birds.A lot has gone down in the last few months. During the summer, I fell ill. Then when my brother came to visit me during my recuperation, he had a heart attack. Suddenly our house was filled with concerned house guests. And the chickens? They were …

A green egg!

Exactly two days after we received our first eggs from the girls, today we were greeted with another gift.A green egg.I knew Gigi was holding out. With eggs from Nellie and Loretta, it was easy to do the math. Two brown eggs meant we were waiting on Gigi's coveted green egg.In her showgirl style, Gigi bypassed …