Monday, February 24, 2014

Rumors in the Hen House

The snow is melting, but I keep hearing rumors of more to come.  Time will tell.  I'm over this long winter and ready to see signs of spring.  I've spotted a few robins, but I want to see green shoots pushing through the muddy earth and the smells of spring.  The girls in the hen house are sick of being cooped up (literally). We open their door daily, but they have no desire to leave the roost when the ground is snowy and I don't blame them at all.
And despite the freezing temps this winter, our 5 little hens have been good to us.  We collect 2-3 eggs daily which is pretty good for winter gathering.  We don't use lights on them, but let nature do it's thing. I bet they dream of scratching through the dirt and leaves for grubs.

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  1. You said it pal... Sweet little hens and us need a break! I'm hearing this cold will be pushing through until April in Chicago! How blessed are you to get so many eggs!!! How wonderful is that! All the best today! Nicole xoxo

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    1. If anything, this winter will teach us to appreciate Spring - in case we have taken it for granted in the past!

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  2. Hi Kate! The snow sure is pretty! But I know you are ready for Spring! We've been enjoying Spring-like weather here this week, but it's supposed to turn cold again with a chance of snow tomorrow night. Weird for Alabama!
    I got five eggs today from seven hens! I was so excited! They don't lay that many every day, usually one or two. I need to make a frittata! Hope the snow melts soon! Blessings from Bama!

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    1. You have good layers! Mmmmm, frittata! I think I will have to make one for dinner tomorrow. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Hi Kate ... wonderful pics! Very jealous about your chooks laying in winter. I have about 15 and they have dropped to about 4 per day already. Shame on them! LOL Nice to see you on my blog.

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    1. Anytime - your blog is lovely as well.

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