Eggs in the morning

 Eggs in the morning

Though it is Summer, I have been waking very early.
Tiding up in the morning from kids who stay up later them me, has become my ritual.
Washing the eggs collected the evening before.
I can see from my small kitchen sink window, the scratching chickens in the coop.
The ducks waddle by on their way to the next great rain puddle to bathe in.
Flame grazes in the pasture, raising her beautiful head to listen to a truck drive by on the gravel road.
Jimmy, our sassy little donkey is never far from her side.
I love sunrise on a Summer morning.
Gotta run, Rosie is at the front door for her morning treat!

Rural Practicality

Farmer Carl advertised a chicken brooder house for sale.

After a lovely visit with Carl, I purchased the “rustic” farm building.

Not quite sure how or if it would make the journey to our property..

but I had a vision!

Luckily, my husband is handy, and he didn’t give up!

Tucked under the sheltering Maple Tree, isn't it charming!
Tucked under the sheltering Maple Tree, isn’t it charming!

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As always, it’s a family project.

“Yes, kids–we are getting chickens and chickens are so cool”!

Put back together again!
Put back together again!

Chicken

The Fowl Corner

Thought I would share  another corner of my garden…

My chicken coop.

Feathered Friends

A pair of Mallards and a few Pekins were added this Spring.

We don’t know when the Mallards will leave us–

It has been so interesting to raise them and watch the  change from ducklings

to the beautiful ducks they are.