Yesterday was a solitary day on the farm for me.
Hubbs had headed to Pittsburgh early in the morning,
to visit with family - while I stayed behind to tend to the farm.
It's difficult for us both to go away for a day on short notice.
I took full advantage of a rainy day at home and spent a good deal of it
I was lucky in that it didn't rain during chore times.
And it was great for both the dogs and myself to get
outside for a little exercise.
Gathering eggs is a part of every afternoon's chores.
Trips to the chicken yard are always fun...
chickens are so very comical.
If you ever have the chance to have a small flock of backyard chickens...
You will never be sorry.
Chickens are amazing animals... with distinct personalities.
Take Elwood, for instance...
he is, hands down, the best rooster we have ever had
(with the exception of our very first... Elvis).
He is very attentive to his flock, and never feels the need
to be aggressive with us humans.
I can't say the same with the majority of roosters that we have had over the years.
Then, there is Betty White...
she is the smallest of our white hens and the first in line
whenever the snacks arrive.
With her floppy little comb, she comes running
across the yard for each and every hand-out that comes
Although she is small, she is quite scrappy!
I received a question about our guinea hens yesterday.
Although they rarely get any blog coverage,
they are still alive and well and patrolling the neighborhood.
Our plan is to order some guinea hatchlings next year
to add to our present flock of nine.
I received a gift in the mail yesterday,
and made a silly video of its un-boxing.
You'll understand why if you watch the video...
I must warn you, I did no preparation for this and very little editing.
It's a come-as-you-are kind of video.
A big thank you to Betty!!!
It's hard to believe that Labor Day Weekend is here.
I imagine our weekend will be like most are these days...
fairly quiet and spent at home,
with the exception of perhaps a long bike ride.
I hope to bake some bread, a pie and finish up a little more sewing.
I have the sneaking suspicion that I may also be doing a little mowing
now that the rain is through.
Whatever you do with the weekend...
I hope it is a lovely one!
We'll be back Monday with more tales.