Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Our hens have been doing really well.  We only have 7 now, 4 barred rocks and 3 reds.

Their feathers are growing back in from where the rooster was too attentive.  We took our eggs up to Nathaniel's parents, and while we were gone, all of the eggs were collected by our friends who care for the animals.  So, when Nathaniel decided to make 3 chocolate flourless tortes (2 for work, 1 for us), he needed 18 eggs.  Luckily, the hens had laid exactly that many since we had been home.  He made the cakes last night, so for the first time in a long time, we have no eggs in the fridge.  That will change when I send the kids out to collect today's eggs, though.

And just look at our beautiful cantaloupes!  There are 4 growing, all the Amish heirloom type.  I did plant a French "true" cantaloupe, and it has blooms but no fruit yet.  The honeydew plants took a great deal of nibbling from rabbits and/or deer, so they just have blooms right now and are quite small.  I don't know if we will get any fruit from those or not.

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