Getting that first egg on July 4 was so eggciting! I couldn’t wait to go out there and fill up a whole basket full of fresh, brown eggs. They do take their time and they don’t rush just to please me. I get three eggs most every day. A couple of days I got two but for the most part, I get three. They’ll eventually work up to where I’ll get 10 or so each day but I have been losing patience with them . . just waiting for the day when I get four eggs in one day.
You can guess how happy I was to find 5 eggs out there . . when I was hoping for 4.
Have I said lately that I’m so happy to have my chickens? Every now and then we talk about how “tied down” we are, with a dog and chickens and we can’t go anywhere overnight. I always tell Vince that I get more joy every day from having a dog and chickens than I could possibly get from going off here and there and spending the night. Home is where I love to be and having the chickens and Speck here just make me love home more.
In MO, we had friends who would put the chickens up and let them out for us when we were out of town. Some day the big ranch house on the adjoining property will sell and maybe those folks will cover for us every now and then but for now, I’m just as happy as I can be to have my chickens and sleep in my own bed every night.