Saturday, August 27, 2011

Tiny Eggs & Giant Zucchini

Some of our spring chicks have starting laying! I know it is kindof odd, but I feel such a sense of accomplishment!! ;0) I raised them from day old chicks and now they are laying eggs of their own- I am so proud!!!

Maya is one of our Bantam Cochin pullets. She is black and tiny and a very serious egg layer already! She was one of the first babies to start laying and her first light brown egg arrived on her 19th week birthday!! Her eggs are about the size of a ping pong ball, and almost every day without fail since then, she makes her way into the nesting boxes and leaves us a tiny gift.

Maya- one of our Spring chicks 
(I named some of the chicks after my favorite scrapbook companies &
she was named for the company "Maya Road")

4 of Maya's tiny eggs, next to one of our "normal" large size eggs


My garden has been kindof a bust this year. I admit that gardening is not my forte! I did not keep up with weeding and it has gotten quite overgrown with weeds. Despite the weeds, the squash, zucchini, peppers & corn all seem to be doing quite well! Simon went out to the garden today to chase a chicken out, and tripped over a HUGE zucchini that had somehow been missed underneath all the plants. This is the biggest zucchini by far that I have ever seen!!! He was thrilled with his find and came in yelling his excitement. 

This will be fun! I have already pulled out my mama's zucchini bread recipe and I am wondering how many loaves we can make with this monster- yummmm! Can't wait :)


katie at brighton park said...

I found your blog today and love it. we have a 1 acre hobby homestead in arizona and have chickens, ducks, turkeys and pups. we are anxiously awaiting for our chickens to start laying again after a very hot summer! stop by and say hello! I'm your newest follower.

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