Friday, October 28, 2011

Words I Thought I'd Never Say

"Got a hatchet?"
to my husband, as I hold a hen caught eating an egg, standing just outside the door.  We've got a broody hen whose chicks are due to hatch any day now, so I was watching out the window, having seen her out looking for food.  Then I saw her getting aggressive and not letting any other hens into the hen house.  I went out to investigate and she was up on a pole squawking at the egg eater in her nest!  It wasn't a fertilized (or maybe just not developed enough yet) egg, but we've been having a problem and I was glad to catch the culprit.  Tony is plucking and cleaning her right now.

Yep, we've come quite a ways on this journey-had we written out a 5 and 10 year plan when we got married, raising animals for food wouldn't have even crossed our minds, let alone made it to the list!


  1. How nice that your husband is cleaning it for you! I think I would be on my own at that point.

  2. I need to learn how, but then maybe I'd be stuck doing it!