Thursday, December 18, 2008

And more eggs


Maybe I'm imagining it, but I really don't think I've ever seen egg yolks so yummy golden. They tasted amazing too!

Ella has begun to lay nearly every day. Sarah is still much more sporadic. (Perhaps intelligence is measured differently in the chicken world?)

(From left to right--Ella, Bessie, Sarah)

It finally stopped raining/snowing/sleeting long enough to let the girls out in the snow. At first they weren't too sure if they wanted to come out, but they finally wandered out. They were all too happy, though, to go back in to the relative warmth.

Here are few hard-to-get close-ups.


Our first five eggs...I promise I won't post a picture of every single egg they ever lay!


Friday, December 12, 2008

And then there were two



We always knew that Sarah would be the first chicken to lay an egg. She definitely has a personality that implies intelligence and competence (stop laughing, I'm serious!). Ella is kind of like the little sister that just follows her around.

Sure enough, just a few days after Sarah's egg, we found this lovely blue egg in the nest box.

Good job, girls!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Quick gifts

Not that I've done it yet, but if I get around to making some handmade gifts (in addition to jams, soaps, and salsas already made), it will be these:

--little knitted toys from Knitted Toybox.
-- the wool stockings in this month's ReadyMade (just repurposed wool sweaters/blankets, cut out and sewn together).
--sewn bird ornaments from PurlBee. They have knitted ones too, but I think the sewn ones are cuter.

If I actually do any of these, I'll post pictures!

Any other great ideas?

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Fruition



Our very first egg, from Sarah, on the coldest day yet of the year (Monday). Hopefully Ella won't be too far behind. (Bessie, on the other hand, has a few months to go.)

And yes, that's a golf ball in the corner...apparently it helps them know where to lay the eggs.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Radical Knitting on Colbert Nation

Kay and Ann of Mason Dixon Knitting fame just brought my attention to Colbert Nation's cutting edge report on subverting the masculine paradigm through knitting and crochet.

Go to the Colbert Nation home page and click on the pink cozy-covered tank.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

More holiday gift ideas (and a good cause)

For the Rochester readers:

METRO JUSTICE’S 26th ANNUAL

Alternative Fair

Put your money where your heart is…
Support SOCIAL JUSTICE
when buying HOLIDAY GIFTS

FRIDAY, NOV.30, 6-9:30PM
SATURDAY, DEC.1, 9:30AM-3PM

First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South
$3.00 suggested donation (ages 12 and older)

• HOLIDAY SHOPPING for the WHOLE FAMILY
Clothes, toys, games, pottery, jewelry and more - hundreds
of fair trade, earth-friendly and/or locally produced gift items
• Exciting NEW VENDORS plus YOUR OLD FAVORITES
• LIVE MUSIC, delicious FOOD, and FREE CHILD CARE

Building is accessible to all

* For more information, call Metro Justice at 325-2560

Monday, December 1, 2008

Want some pumpkin?


The 50-pound Cinderella pumpkin that's been adorning our porch for the past month met its end this weekend. There was creamy pumpkin soup, pumpkin bread, minestrone with pumpkin, pumpkin bread pudding, and, of course, pumpkin pie. And there is a LOT of pumpkin in the freezer.

The girls got the leftovers...about 20 times as much as you see in the picture...can you believe, still no eggs, after all this great food?!

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