Late Summer in My Garden
My garden exploded with color this late summer and I’m out in it every morning. I enjoy the rising temperature as the fog lifts and fades. I want to burst into song and sing John Denver’s “Sunshine on my Shoulders Makes me Happy”. But I don’t. My neighbors may […]
Hens have had lots of visitors this summer. Granddaughter Brooke loved Daisy!
I’ve neglected my hen blog the last few months. The three remaining hens from my original flock of six are getting older now and getting into much less trouble. I have less to report to their fans. Seems like unless a hen […]
Ingredients for simple baked custard for 12 desserts.
People with hens have to be creative to use all the eggs that their hens produce in the spring. This late winter and spring, I actually had an excess of eggs. And that was when only three hens were laying. While I love giving eggs to […]
Happy Mothers Day to those of you who have mothered and will always mother, and who understand the maternal instincts that are so apparent in hens. It is really so touching.
I took this picture off the internet last year. I’d love to give credit to whoever took it and a hearty thanks for the […]
Sweetpeas nails have grown too long.
Our hens needed a manicure. We have to clip the nails of our two labradoodles nearly every month. But with our hens, once a year does it. Living in the wild, chickens wear down their nails scratching in coarse dirt and even rocky soil. But our pampered hens […]
Sweetpea and Tulip looking for bugs
We’ve been letting the hens out in the late mornings to scratch around and clean up snails and bugs. This is a good time of day for them to forage and free-range. After a morning run, the labradoodles sleep inside the house for a couple of hours and […]
We thought the girls might enjoy a visit from a rooster on this “Merriest of Eves”. Not so……They think he is a bit flashy for their taste. A real dandy!
As the saying goes, “Beware of roosters bearing gifts”.
Wishing you the happiest of holidays and blessings in the coming year.