Today was house cleaning day out in the chicken house.
The nest boxes have all been emptied and filled with fresh clean hay.
The chicken yard has been raked and there's a nice hill of compost working there in the back left corner. The girls will work on it more in the days to come and since it's much warmer here now, it won't take long before we have some nice compost to add to the garden beds. In this picture they are enjoying some cornbread and fresh mustard greens from the garden.
And remember the nice little dog beds I showed you just a few days ago. Yep, that's Lady and her handiwork on Bruno's bed.
Yesterday I was out in the back yard with the dogs, and the chickens were running free having a good time. I noticed that Lady and a chicken were fighting over who was going to eat more of the fresh egg they had cracked by the patio. Really, I thought one of the chickens had just had an unexpected egg drop and didn't think much about it. Until I noticed later that Lady had another egg in the same spot. When I went to the chicken house I saw that the crafty chickens had hidden a nest under their nest boxes on the floor and Lady had found that nest and carried a couple of the eggs outside to play. We've had a number of dogs in the almost thirty years we've lived in this house, and a lot of chickens, but this is the first time I had ever seen this!
It IS always interesting around here. Sometimes it's more aggravating than others, but I wouldn't trade our life for anyone else's. We each have a place that God has positioned us. It's up to us to do our best in our own place. I'm trying!
Hugs and kisses,