A Green Egg

I have one Ameraucana hen and she’s with that youngest batch . . unless you count the ones that just hatched but she’s in with the Anconas, the Buff Lace Polish,some of “Wilbur’s kids”, which are Dominiques from our older chickens, one black cochin that I’m still not sure if it’s a rooster or a hen, and a few others that we hatched early last summer. I think they hatched in mid to late May and I knew they were going to start laying soon. Vince fixed up their nesting boxes before I left to go MO and today I went out to check for eggs and myone Ameraucana was sitting on the nest. I just went back out there and there was a greenish egg and a white egg so two of those chickens laid their first eggs today.

Eggs

Eggs

The egg is much greener in real life but it’s definitely from the Ameraucana. The smaller white egg on the right top is the other new egg. I believe the Buff Polish lay white eggs, as do the Anconas. Everyone else in that coop will lay brown eggs, I think!

The very dark brown egg on the left side of the photo is from the Marans. We now have white, cream, tan, brown, dark brown and green eggs! I’m a happy chicken mama!

Addie Pictures

As most any grandma would do, I took a ton of pictures when I was in MO and I shared about half a ton of them already but there are still some I have left to share. Each day when I stick the memory card in the computer, I scroll past all these pictures of Addie. I miss her so much but it’s nice to have the cute pictures and memories.

She went through a few weeks that she didn’t want Nicole to take her picture. I’m so glad she was past that point when I got there. In the photo below, she walked into the kitchen and wanted me to take her picture.

Addie

Addie

Then she went and got a scarecrow from the Fall decorations and wanted me to take his picture!

Addie and the Scarecrow

Addie and the Scarecrow

It’s been less than 3 weeks since I was there and I can’t wait to see her again! I need to kiss those sweet little cheeks!

If Your Friends Do Something . .

Do you do it too? When I was a kid, and my parents would fuss at me for something (which happened more than you might think because I wasn’t the angel then that I am now!), my excuse was always . . “Well, this friend or that friend did it too!” and my dad would always say “If they jumped off the bridge, would you do it too?” Well, no . . because I try to stay away from bridges!

But . . my friend, Amy, is just getting me into all kinds of trouble. You know I wouldn’t be buying yarn if folks like Amy and Denise and all my other evil friends didn’t keep sending me emails about gorgeous yarn they’ve found. Don’t these girls have anything else to do? 

A few weeks ago, Amy wrote me that Knitted Wit had gorgeous yarn and you could get whatever color you want and choose the weight you want and you didn’t have to go fighting to try to get it before someone else stole it out of your cart! Some of that gorgeous yarn is so darned hard to get. I went to Knitted Wit’s Etsy store and sure enough . . the colors appeared to be gorgeous. I ordered Buckle my Shoe:

Buckle My Shoe

Buckle My Shoe

. . and .  .

Canopy

Canopy

There are a couple of patterns that I might use for these yarns . . haven’t decided yet. The colors are happy and pretty and the yarn feels so good.

If you’re a knitter, check out Knitted Wit’s yarns. I love how easy it is to choose the color you want, then from a drop down list, choose the weight! It also makes it real easy if there’s a pattern for a mom and daughter and one might take worsted weight and another might take a DK weight!

I appreciate all the indi dyers out there who are producing such yummy yarns. My bank account may not be quite so appreciative!  :)