Meet Cleo (short for Cleopatra)...
Cleo is one of the chicks that arrived April 1st.
She is one of a kind...
an Egyptian Fayoumis.
This breed of chicken is known to be exceptionally fast and predator safe.
Cleo is very flighty and has proven herself quite the Houdini.
Every morning when I open the henhouse she comes out the door sprinting...
bobbing and weaving to get out of the way of the other chickens... and me, too.
By mid-morning....every single day... she has escaped the henhouse yard
and is the only chicken outside the fence.
You see, right now I am keeping all of the girls in their yard during the morning hours...
to make sure that the newest layers get the hang of laying eggs in the nesting boxes,
and not out in the woods or pastures or goat houses.
I have yet to discover how Cleo escapes, but every morning she does just that.
(And then spends the rest of the morning trying to get back in to her compadres.
Autumnal weather has given me a burst of energy seldom seen in the summer months.
And so, yesterday I stripped out all of the bedding in the chicken houses and
replaced it with clean bedding.
I did a little mowing (mowing will soon be finished for the year...YAY!).
I paid my daily visit to Ginger and MaryAnn,
with pockets full of apple treats.
Oh, how these girls love their apples!
"Got any more???"
My free time was spent making these burlap flowers (wedding preparations)...
and packaging up orders (aprons, bracelets and knitwear) for shipping.
You might remember me mentioning that I was going to an auction
last evening to bid on a Hoosier cabinet.
Well, I would have given my eyeteeth for this particular cabinet...
however I was not prepared to pay the price that it sold for.
So...it did not find its way home with me.
C'est la vie.
I love finding great finds at great prices.
Maybe next time.