Oscar and Tilly make a good team it was their leader that forgot to lock the differential for the sandy bit so the beds got a little squirrelly. A second pass fixed my newbie mistake. It seems almost ridiculous that 15 minutes (which was mostly spent turning them around at the end of each bed) was enough time to prep 3 full beds. That same task would have taken me 2 hrs per bed before and been tiring enough that I could only do one a day.
Ebony & Ivory, two of the many Easter Egger hens on my farm. They are the ones responsible for the blue-green eggs that everyone loves. They are sometimes called Ameracaunas or Aracaunas but they aren't really the true breed but mutts, one of the 'true' breeds crossed with a brown egg layer. This doesn't mean much to most people except some of them lay eggs that are not blue-green. Ivory, for example, lays perfect cream-colored eggs while Ebony lays blue-green ones. There are one or two other Easter Eggers on the farm that lay cream-colored eggs but even if they aren't doing what they are supposed too, they are still a favored breed as they are very hardy, intelligent, and adaptable hens, much more so than some of the 'true' heritage breeds. Viva la 'mutts'!!!
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I'm Farmer Megan with a life full of cackles, clucks, quacks, weeds, crazy kitten, and one tiny, senior, blind dog.