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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Janis Joplin lays an Egg!

Janis Joplin is the larger of the two chickens, the Dominicker. Today, I was in the front yard and heard her egg  song, long and insistent. Since I brought her home Thursday, I was surprised that she laid an egg today, Saturday.

Eventually, I went to look for the egg, but it was nowhere to be found. It was not on the ground, in the egg-laying box, in the garbage can, in a cardboard box I am collecting paper plates I have left with food. Hoping she had not eaten the egg, I left the pen a bit dejected.

When I went back to feed the two, I did find the egg in the box I designate for laying eggs. I always wonder how new hens figure out which place to lay an egg. This hen laid a very small egg for her size. It is not a white egg, but is a very light beige with a slight pink hue.

I have spent $8 on eggs since my layers were carried off--$5/doz at the grocery store and $3 for 9 eggs at the market. The guy promised me a dozen, but his 60 new hens are "on strike." This new hen will have earned her keep in a few months.

Of course, I will have to pace my scrambling of eggs so I can have enough to bake this season.

Yesterday and today, I got major decluttering accomplished with the help of my friend. I also found a new woven potholder that I did not make. My niece might have made it. Since I made one two weeks ago, I feel rich with two new potholders.

An egg and a potholder in one day! YAY!

Your turn
Do little things put a little zip in your life?


  1. I too, would call it a good day!!!!
    I'm really shocked at how many people around here are putting in chicken coops. Seems to be the in thing now.

    1. Sonya Ann,
      When will you be putting in a coop?

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