Egg Envy

Just when I was so proud of my eggs…I went to collect eggs for neighbor while they are out of town. Made my little dozen look so small!



When chickens give you eggs…. make frittata!

When chickens give you eggs.... make frittata!

Our chickens have been laying soooo many eggs recently! I didn’t think it would be possible with two chickens, but we can hardly keep up. We reached our first full dozen (normally we eat them before a full dozen is reached) so made a delicious and all-local frittata! Can’t wait for more summer veggies to add to the mix!

Snow Day with the Goats


Snow got caught between the barn screen and winter window, made amazing patterns!


Little Lal and Beverly are all warm and toasty inside! Used a mini- space heater to dry off beverly while we milked her, now a heat lamp is on to help the chickens.


It may be cold and dreary out, but at least the chickens gave me breakfast!

Look What I Found Today!

Look What I Found Today!

We keep two chickens in with the goats to help pretend they are in a herd. Goats are naturally herd animals and get sad and depressed alone. So while we were waiting for Beverly to pop out a baby goat/ buddy we put two chickens inside to keep her company. I know what you are thinking, “Chickens make eggs, right? So why is this a big deal?” The reason it’s a big deal is that these birds were small and scrawny when got them (several months ago) and are bred for meat production not egg production. Meaning, they can produce eggs, but not regularly if at all. The intention was to slaughter them once baby goats were born, but for one reason or another they have stuck around and even produced an egg. Good for them (not sure which chicken produced the egg). These two chickens probably won’t last too long as we move towards getting some proper egg-laying chicken breed, but it’s still exciting that all that feed is finally going toward something. One little egg. But I bet it will taste mighty fine with breakfast tomorrow.