Tuesday, October 20, 2009


This afternoon the sun is shining and the temperature has begun to rise. Enough of those thirty and forty degree nights and days, we need an Indian Summer around here. I am not ready to don long underwear and my L.L.Bean Parker. (yes I have been wearing both) Not only do the hens need a light in their coop to extend their day, the heat lamp has been installed to keep them warm. No frozen toes around here. There is still colorful foliage to be found, however, it will not be around much longer. If any of you are coming this way for "leaf peeping" don't wait. Fall always seems to be over in the blink of an eye and snow flakes not far behind.This morning Pip left me a most wonderful surpriseA lovely pale blue egg.

A perfect Easter egg.

I collected these three eggs this morning. The girls are not laying in their nest box, but seem to prefer the floor. The two brown eggs I found in the corner of the coop and the blue egg out in their pen. I do an egg check quite regularly as I do not want the girls to walk all over their hard work!Yesterday while on the Island my dad and I went for a drive. You can't drive a great distance for the island is only a mile and a half wide and four miles long. While on our outing, there in a clearing was a beautiful doe.

It appears her winter coat is growing in, I am sure she is going to need it. Right now there is ample food for her to forage for, but I have a feeling this coming winter is going to be long snowy and cold. I do hope I am proven wrong.


Gail said...

Wonderful shots, full of color and eggs, to boot. congratulations

Jenny wren's nest said...

My new chickens haven't started laying eggs yet, on the other hand the roosters have caught on to their job right away.

A New England Life said...

Hey it's the bearded lady! LOL!

Glad you are reaping some rewards from those lovely chics of yours. Funny how they're all different.

Aren't you loving this warmer weather? I sure am! Today was gorgeous!!!

Eve said...

That tree is beautiful Julie. Love the eggs! Happy breakfast!! I'm sure there will be many more tasty baked goods to come!
More island pictures would be fun!!!
(I know...coming from someone who hasn't blogged in a week!!!

Patty said...

my chickens are molting, so not many eggs right now, but it is always exciting to find the blue and green eggs. Missing the fall colors. Texas just doesn't have anything like good old N.E.

Jenny said...

Gorgeous autumn colour in that tree. I'm trying to figure out what that expression is about on Pip!? I love that last deer photo, there's a lovely soft look to it.

Rural Rambler said...

Oh Pip, what a girl! I knew Pip wouldn't let you down Julie!! I see the egg count from the girls is now 24. What good girls they are!