Archive | December 2013

Cock-a-Doodle Do!

‘Tis the day after Christmas
We are out of the house
We hear some birds calling
In the distance, some plows

With daybreak upon us
And the sun on the rise
We awoke from our slumber
Hearing curious cries

When what to our wondering minds
And rapt ear?
But the cock and doodle do
Of a rooster, quite clear

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We peered out the windows
We listened quite well
There it was again
Like the peal of a bell

We ran to the hen house
To determine the noise
And what should emerge
But that Murphy’s a boy!

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Yes, this sweet little chick
Six months in our history
The gender of which
Is no longer a mystery!

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Now that we know the truth of the matter
We note a determined strut and a swagger
And so, you are welcomed with utter delight
To the boys’ club, dear Murphy,
You’re all male and all right!

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Eggstra, Eggstra Read All About It

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We know it’s not wise…

but,

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We’ve put all our eggs in one basket.

Yes, it’s true – two more eggs today!!!

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Aren’t they beauts?

P.S.  We promise that each output will not be noted in such eggscrutiating detail – but we are just so eggcited that we had to share!!!!

At Last

On the first day of winter my true love gave to me:
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wait

wait

wait

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just a minute

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Our first egg from one of our hens arrived this afternoon along with winter.
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Hen Fruit at last.
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Eggsellent job, girls!!!
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Getting Along Like Cats and Dogs…

It was 18 degrees here this morning.

dec 2013 - 13 018Frost crunched under our feet and clung to the field grass. 

Inside we stayed warm and cozy, but there seemed to be some energy to expend.

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Hey – wanna play ?

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No!

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It would be fun!

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No!!

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But, we’d have the best time.

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A thousand times no!!!

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OK – bye!

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Hey….

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Where’d he go?