Saturday, August 20, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday...Ta Daaaaaaaaaaa!!!


These are what you call Xtra small...
your first eggs are the prototype for what lies ahead,
huge eggs that will fill the space in the carton.


Not very big, but you should've seen the smile
on my face when I first discovered...BIG!!!


The hens have a squawk when they lay an egg,
it's either a sound of joy or an OUCH...
not sure, but it makes me come a runnin'...!


Mr. Big(Brandon) and the girls...
the flock of 4,
he is their champion, the one that guards the flock.
They all run to him when in distress
and rarely leave his side and get scolded
when they do...
he's a nasty lil' flocker...
trust me!


Alas, poor Louis, I knew him well...
but this will be the deciding factor,
the true grit of being a farm girl...
can I 'off' Louis...
well, that's what those big girl panties are for, right.
Do I want to spend every day in the winter
letting Louis out early so Big doesn't beat
the crap outta him...
or do I do the 'deed' and show true grit...


Well, that's another chapter on
'the farm'...

19 comments:

Tilda said...

..they look alike to me. so what if you 'off' Louis by mistake?
love the eggs! we laugh in the farmhouse, because the farmer loves fresh, especially free range eggs. i, on the other hand, prefer store bought, in the carton eggs. it makes for quite the conversation!
in fondest. Tilda

Ralph said...

Brandon seems to rule the roost, and the ladies are his now. Poor Louis, however I am sure that he had a fine run as master of the coop. Like all of us, we need to adapt to the changing guard. He'll survive, at least that's our fervent hope!

sarayutouched said...

my favorite color of eggs...i follow in the footsteps of the farmer that tilda speaks of. love that the sound of the chicken laying the egg makes you smile. it's all about the simple pleasures right?!!!

have a great weekend. see later for coffee.

Ms. Becky said...

I hope you decide to spare Louis! but his fate lies in your hands only, and you're the one wearing those big girl panties!!! ha! those are some beautiful eggs, and shadows too. I hope you've gotten some rain there, we finally got a bit this morning, but not nearly enough to make things green. have a relaxing weekend Sharon. happy SSS to you.

Patti said...

Hmmm..a big girl's gotta do what a big girl's gotta do. That said, poor Louis.

It would be easier if he didn't have a name!!

Those eggs must be delicious. I wonder if it hurts when they lay them, or is it just a relief when they come out?

Steph said...

Must be Sunday somewhere... ;D
Eggs are good... made waffels today with some of the hen's egg and some of the duck's ( I rescued her last year... well she took me for her mum...). Love your farm stories and the photos! Keep on sharing and thanks for sharing the secret project! ;)
Now... what a weird word verification: "peaddyisc" lol

frayedattheedge said...

I guess you have to decide if they are pets or productive members of the community - if the latter, then it's chicken pie for dinner!!

Sylvia K said...

I suspect there will be some "Louis" pie one day soon! Love those brown eggs -- my favorite! Fun post and photos as always, Sharon! Hope your weekend is going well!

Sylvia

Gemma Wiseman said...

Your farm stories are such a refreshing delight! Always generate a smile! And congrats on your eggs! Fantastic! Not mentioning Louis! I'll get upset at his life prospects!

A grand day outside, so I am typing like mad so I can get out! It's a Spring-like day with gentle sun and a gentle breeze! And my arm is moving more at last! Such a relief! It swings a little when I walk without much pain! Bliss! Heading off to the Enchanted Maze Garden nearby! My favourite happy place for photos!

So glad to find your terrific comment on my blog! Hope making comments with Blogger has improved by now for you!

The other night there were little booming sounds in my world! I thought it was gunshots! Looked out and all the Dromana lights were out and just my street had lights on! Usually I see the traffic and shop lights in Dromana below my hill, but they were gone too! Quite spooky! It lasted for several hours! And there was no storm around nor was it a freezing night!

Have you any rain yet! If only I could offer you truckloads of ours! We have more than some to spare right now!

Enjoy your week and hope your eggs keep growing! The biggest hugs!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The first "fruits" are always the best!

IF I HAD A SHADOW

If I had a shadow as big as the sky,
I never would fear, and I’ll tell you why:

My shadow would save me from dragons and things
That fly in the night with terrible wings;

My shadow would keep me away from the beast
That sniffs in the west and sniffs in the east

Hungry for children who play all alone,
Hoping to feast upon blood, upon bone;

My shadow would be my protector and knight
To keep fear at bay, to banish all fright.

I’m so glad my shadow is always nearby,
Though it’s not nearly as big as the sky!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadows in hoofprints and stone

Dianne said...

congrats!! :)

I love the hens

Sisters' Garden and Bloom said...

It's happened!!! Those squawkings finally produced the eggs.....yum...

Jeanette said...

Nothing like "fresh from the farm", rather it be eggs, veggies, fruit or meat. Nothing like it in the world. Growing up we had a Huge garden, canned or froze the veggies and fruits. We raised our own hogs, chickens and cows. We not only milked the cows and drank the milk, but also sold it to the neighbors. We raised the animals to eat. Usually would kill 100 chickens at a time. Also slaughtered the cows and hogs. Made our own burgers and saugage. It was alot of work, but it got us through the winter.

hollyhock garden antiques said...

my grandma and mom had chickens and i want to some day soon its going to be a hard thing to get rid of the roosters wow i dint think of that ! i look at your blog every few days and love to see what your up to i only am on line for fifteen min or so every other day .today i got up early did dishes and wanted to say hay ! i had a beautiful butterfly for a second then he was gone i was trying to get a pic on the butterfly bush but he took off we have a few yellow swallowtale ones last year we had lots of those little yellow ones i cant rember the name

Mousy Brown said...

We have a bossy rooster I would rather not have but ours are pets and he belongs to the little one, so he stays (even though he scares the rest of us silly!) Popping over from SSS - love the shadows! :D

Joan said...

Love this!
Your "hen fruit" looks delicious.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

OMG Sharon ... are you really going to do THAT ? LOL
I would need more than my big girl panties for that job .. but as you said .. it is a "farm" thing that has to be faced .. eeekkk !!
Good thing I don't live on one!

Lauri Evans said...

OMG! Those chickens are beautiful, love the photo of the ones on the bench and love that black desk in the last post. Can you ship that to GA? love you, lauri

Cassie said...

Offing Louis is all part of being a lady farmer...You'll do the deed in a humane way, so he won't know what hit him I'm sure. Your hens are very nice looking. Congrats on the first eggs! Don't they get fertilized with the cock around though??