Friday, September 2, 2011
Chickens And Eggs And Spiders
The picture above was today's haul. Seven eggs from eight hens. So far. Who knows? That lazy slacker who didn't lay one may get it together by day's end.
Elvis has done a very fine job of drawing the new girls into the flock. He watches over all of them and today he led them up onto the front porch and created a nest in the big fern again and I have gotten three eggs from there and four from the hen house nests. Owen found the ones in the fern. He was very, very excited and so was I. Elvis stood by as each hen sat on the nest as patient as a bird can be.
I love Elvis. Who wouldn't?
Okay. Now take one more look at the first picture. What is the thing you notice most distinctly?
Yeah. One of my hens has a sore butt. Damn, that's a big egg.
I don't know what I'd do without my chickens. And I don't even eat many eggs.
By the way, I ran into the spider web today. My head just bounced off of it. I sprayed Ms. Spider with the hose. She said, "Thanks for the drink. I was thirsty."