Friday, October 30, 2009


I check the girls' coop several times daily and today being no exception, found Pip nestled in a nesting box. Could it be?Why yes it could. Shortly thereafter she presented me with a beautiful blue egg.
In the corner of the coop floor was Honey, she laid her first egg. To date Honey's is the largest of the eggs given.
Honey is also my smallest hen. Its true, good things come in small packages.
And then you have Winslow Homer, the king and leader of Dog Trot Farm. It is just recently that I have allowed Winslow out among the chickens. Prior, I had kept him on a run, afraid he would chase and do bodily harm to the them. Winslow as you know by now has quite a reputation for getting himself into trouble and being naughty.
Enter Gladys ring leader of the hens. Mighty frog and mouse eater ( who knew?) and apparently not afraid of a four legged, pucker ridden, funny looking so called dog.
It has become quite apparent that Winslow Homer must remain on guard as Gladys has no issue with making her presence known. She has no reluctance in chasing, pecking,
and putting Winslow in his place.
and should she not be able to accomplish this on her own, the reinforcements are called in.
You go girls!