Sunday, October 11, 2009

THE WAIT IS OVER

Early Friday morning I let my girls out to free range. I went about my business and they theirs. An hour or so later I did a head count and realized one of my barreds was missing. I went into the coop thinking the worst, but found sweet Willa. She had assembled a perfect little nest in the corner of the coop. I watched as she rearranged chips while making a little sing song sound. She was nesting. Yipee! I thought for certain when Willa turned around in this photo both she and I were going to see an egg. I sat quietly and waited, but no she jumped up and went out the door. Early Saturday morning I went out to check for eggs- nope no eggs. The girls went out into their pen and I returned to the house. Later in the morning however, I heard a strange very loud cackling sound all in unison. I ran to the coop thinking a predator had entered, but no everyone was fine. The girls just looked at me as if to say can "we go out to play now. Fine, off they went.
I happened to glance in the coop and to my amazement there in the middle of the floor was a perfect brown egg. After 158 days I finally have an egg. Clean, small, but perfect.
Life is good here at Dog Trot Farm.Thank you Willa.






10 comments:

Gail said...

Congratulations, nothing like that first egg.

henbogle said...

YAY!! Go Willa! Enjoy these gifts from the girls, they are so yummy you will be amazed!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Yay, Julie, YAY!!! I'm smiling so BIG as I'm reading this! That is a most BEAUTIFUL first egg. Excellent job, Willa! You've outdone yourself and made your chicken mama proud!
Julie, you're going to feel like you're getting presents everyday now when you go collect eggs from your girls!
I'm so happy for you... :-)
congratulations!

Eve said...

Sunny Side Up please!!!
Hahaha I just realized what I said!

Rural Rambler said...

Oh my goodness, Oh my goodness Julie! Oh my gosh Willa! Love the third photo, Willa is like all what the heck is goin' on? Congratulations Dog Trot, no doubt bout it that Life is Good at Dog Trot Farm.

I might be able to go back in your blog and find this out but...Julie how many girls are there, and if you have a few extra minutes in your day, what are the names of the girls? Unless there are fifty or something Julie and then consider my request just crazy! :)

Jenny wren's nest said...

nothing like getting your first egg, there is nothing like the beautiful yellow yolk, its so much better than store bought eggs.

Leslie said...

That is so awesome! The egg is so pretty. I am so excited for you. I can't wait for that special day.

dog trot farm said...

Thank you all for your kind comments. As you can tell I am very pleased with my girl Willa. The rest of my girls had better get on the nest. RR the 4 barred are Gladys, Georgia, Willa and Lucy. The two Ameracuana are Pip and Pearl. The Buffs Henny Penny, Charlotte, Iris and Honey.

Rural Rambler said...

Thank you!!!

DayPhoto said...

Finding eggs is always a sweet surprise.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com