Friday, August 13, 2010

Berry Time!

It's Blackberry Pie season! This pie is always special to me because my mother's birthday is on July 20th. For her birthday every year my grandma would make her a blackberry pie rather than a cake. After my grandma passed it was up to me to make the traditional pie.
Here are a few pictures of this year's pie. And yes, they are as yummy as the look!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

We have eggs!!!

For a few days now our chickens have been acting a little odd. They run to us as soon as we come outside and follow us around. They seem extra friendly and also extra loud. We knew that any day we should be expecting eggs, as Fifi and Cosette are both 5 months old now.

I expected that the hens may begin to lay, but not use the boxes we built for them. We put golf balls in the nesting boxes to encourage them to lay their eggs there. Since I knew that there should be eggs any day I thought that today I would check the nesting boxes to see if there was anything in there, or at least some ruffling of the pine shavings. This is what I found!