Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Our FIRST Egg.

Broody is a Silkie Hen.  Her name is Broody because... well you might have guessed, she's a bit broody.  This is one of the reasons we bought her and her sister Ruby in the first place.  Silkies are great nesters.  They just love to sit on their clutch and wait for the eggs to hatch.  When we bought her we were told that she had been laying for a while was starting to sit on some eggs.  We took her home along with 4 eggs that we hoped would become little baby fluff balls ( that didn't turn out so well in the end.... a bad homemade incubator, enough said).  In the end I don't think she was actually laying yet, and she wasn't ready to sit on any eggs... Fast forward 4 weeks and we've got an egg almost every day from her!!  Cute little tan eggs.  They're a bit smaller than the large store eggs, but her shells are thick and the yolks are a deep deep golden color.

Broody the Hen working hard to lay that egg....  BREATH Broody!

Broody and Ruby in their nest boxes.

Left:  Broody's egg    Right:  Store's egg

Grandma's Visit

Just as the Parmenters were leaving, Grandma came for a visit!  She had already driven from San Diego California to Utah and decided to make a loop through Oregon on her way home.  Her trip was upwards of 4000 miles total driving!!  Here's some pics of our fun times!

A Visit From the Parmenters

Elena and the kiddos came for a visit this month!  We had so much fun with them.  It's nice to have a friendship that began as my family began....  Visits with my friend Elena are always filled with deep thought and long discussions (we're talking 4 in the morning folks!).  In the end, I always feel enlightened and edified.  I'm grateful for this deep source of strength in my life.  

Here's some pics of all the fun that was to be had.  They've become such good friends over the years!

Kids + Candy + Tall Grass = TONS of FUN!

The boys...

You want some of the Brookster?

Buddies :)

At the West Coast Game Park in Bandon Oregon


posing with a baby bobcat

Peacock feathers are Awesome!!  So nice of Joselyn (Nora's Nursery teacher) to buy them for all the kids!