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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Back to Normal...Sort Of

I got two eggs from two hens today...sweet.

Between egg problems, vaccination problems, Blogger problems, and computer problems, I have just been muddling between one problem or another this last week. I know. These are first world problems. They are just irritants, even to me, not real problems. However, the irritants just drive me nuts some days. They cost me time, money, or personal pain.

I went about six weeks without an egg. Then, the girls laid five eggs in a little over a week, plus the egg without a shell. On Sunday, I think, they both laid an egg, both of which I ate immediately. Today, they each laid another egg apiece, and I had a camera on me.
Hopefully, this will continue since the days are getting longer.
Sunrise was 6:46 and Sunset will be 5:15. I read that hens need 14 hours of sunlight. Maybe not.
I had the vaccination exactly a week ago. Since then, I have had a red, raised spot 6 inches across with a hard knot in the middle, extreme itching, some pain. The pain, itching, redness, and raised area is gone. I can still see where the area was and there is a slight hard part, but the fever, itching, and extreme pain is all gone. I still think the vaccination will be worth the trouble. I am grateful I am able to live in a place and time that vaccines are possible.
Blogger will now allow me to post pictures. YAY! I don't have to go the html route and still only be allowed to post one picture.  The computer is still screwed up.
Maybe I will scramble two eggs for dinner.  
Your turn
Have little niggling things been bothering you lately?  Did anything resolve itself?


  1. So glad the girls are laying again. I have too many hens for my own good and too few egg customers.

  2. Patti,
    You have excess eggs? It has been a long time since I had that problem. I beat and froze them two and five at a time. Two were for scrambling, and five were for a chocolate pound cake I like to make at Thanksgiving and Christmas. How many hens do you have?

  3. Things are NOT normal here. Our daughter died Thursday the 17th. We are heartbroken.

  4. Oh Janet,
    I am so sorry for you and your family. I cannot imagine your heartbreak.

  5. When I'm having one of those days when I move from one problem to the next, it helps me to remember that my problems are small compared to many other people's problems. It's so easy to get bogged down in the petty stuff. For today, I'll try to be thankful for what I've been given.

    1. Lili,
      Read above. Janet's child died this week.

      Yes, the computer problems coupled with a friend's refusal to help me now and the fever were getting me down. He was making me angry. I am grateful but want things to work.


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