Friday, December 30, 2011

The five days of Christmas...

On the first day of Christmas, my big hen gave to me....

the first egg that we've been waiting for so anxiously.

On the second day of Christmas, my big hen gave to me...


a second egg, bigger than the first, yet ever so slightly.


On the third day of Christmas, my big hen gave to me...

a third egg, as we waited outside the coop impatiently.


On the fourth day of Christmas, my big hen gave to me...

a fourth egg, this is so much fun...eeee!

On the fifth day of Christmas, my big hen gave to me...

nada. zip. zilch. She's taking a break apparently.

It's been such an exciting week! Our "middle child," Henrietta started laying the day after Christmas. We have been waiting and waiting for an egg since we got the chickens in July. The first two eggs were pretty small so we were convinced they came from Dixie since she is the oldest and the smallest hen. But on the third day, we were lucky enough to witness Henrietta make her way up to the nesting box, shuffle around in there for a while, and then come back down; leaving a nice, warm egg behind. What a gift that she waited until this week while we're all home to experience this first-hand. Thank you, Henrietta.


6 comments:

karren said...

She is beautiful! I love your humor, and the nice shots of the eggs.

Amy said...

I wonder how Hens would do in a city neighborhood....

It must be so much fun to collect them!

Btw- Great pictures as always!

sloan said...

whoa, seriously?! now what i really want to know is how fast you cooked those up ... and were they yummy??

DuckEggBlue said...

Getting that warm egg is just so amazing, I love it. Your shots are beautiful.
Hey thanks for becoming a new follower on my blog. Just wanted to tell you we are such kindred spirits, I read you comments and saw that your partner sings Dust on the wind, so does mine. Cool Ha !!!!!

Kristin said...

Snicker, snicker, giggle, giggle. I've looked at this post a couple of times but didn't have time to comment until now, but I have to tell you, it makes me laugh every time I see it. You crack me up!

Cindy said...

Thanks for the egg and hen related laugh!
yeah for henrietta!
have a happy day kim!