Today was an exciting one around here! Our little family of five became a family of seven, with the addition of two sweet little Wyandotte hens. Though we were originally thinking of getting Pekins, after hearing from a few local chicken experts that Pekins tend not to be fantastic layers and discovering there were some lovely Wyandottes for sale not far from where we live, we decided on Wyandottes. And already we are so glad we did! These girls are so calm and friendly.
We have named the partridge coloured hen (the tan one) Evie and the silver lace hen (the black and white one) Beatrice, after the main characters in The House of Eliott. They’re still young but should start laying any time now. We can’t wait to collect our first homegrown eggs. It might sound silly but getting chickens feels like quite a milestone in our journey to a simpler kind of life. We’ve been looking forward to this for such a long time!
Aside from the chooks, it’s been fairly quiet at our place this week. Our renovations came to a bit of a grinding halt when Reubs fell off a ladder (he’s ok, he was just very bruised!) but we hope to get back to it soon. Oh and thanks to everyone who has expressed concern over Daisy dog’s painful hip since I posted about it a little while back. She had a course of anti-inflammatories and has since been on a doggie glucosamine supplement, which seems to be making a difference.
I hope all is well with you. Wishing you much goodness for the rest of the week!