We have now arrived at (one of) the reason(s) that most people do not allow their chickens FREE free range. They lay all around the yard. Of course, other reasons include dogs and other animals of prey, but we don't really have those concerns here during the day.
Our chickens still do not have a proper nest box in their coop cage, and the fully enclosed coop is still incomplete. We had let it fall behind a bit, as the chickens have been happy with their accomodations, and we didn't expect eggs for another month.Yesterday, Mr. Nature found four beautiful small eggs in the ivy where one of our hens spends time. They are obviously the first ones, as they are very small. We are elated to have the first eggs, and look forward to all those to follow.
Thanks to Sriper Striper the Wonder cat, we had a visit from this little snake yesterday:Striper had inflicted a wound, so we do hope Mr. Snake made it...Mr. Nature let him loose on the north side near the creek bed (where the other snakes were taken). Garter snake of some sort; yellow ribbon snake?
I finished the embroidery on Amilia's project. Now to take it to the sewing machine...