Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Do you see the little bit of red on black inside the feed bucket? That would be Jackie Blackie looking for a private, cozy spot to lay an egg. Silly chicken!
We've been finding eggs everywhere but in the three $10 nesting boxes I installed last month. After discovering Jackie's latest spot, I put a pie tin over the top of the feed canister so she wouldn't try that again.
Mystery, our Rhode Island Red, started laying this week, too! And I think one of the Barred Rocks is close. The Buff Orpingtons are older than Mystery and the Rockettes (as we call them), but they might be the last to lay.
In other news... We picked the last of the peaches off my mom's second tree on Sunday, and finished off the last cobbler of the summer yesterday. I canned six jars of peaches, so we'll save those for wintertime, when we actually NEED the extra calories. Now I have to go on a diet so I can fit back into my summer clothes! Apparently I've been enjoying my own cooking a little too much lately.