The Scout Report – Winter is here…and other stuff

Hi Everyone from Fifty Shades of Green Acres!

Sage has been re-thinking her role in Mrs. Fifty Shades’ broken wrist and she would like to present…some Alternative Facts.

No we are not kidding…

Alternative Facts – by Sage

Fact:  When the “incident” occurred, Mrs. Fifty Shades was looking here in the nest boxes, which is where the chickens lay their eggs.

Fact:  There were no eggs…because for a couple months the chickens have been molting – kind of like shedding their feathers and growing new feathers (see below how much lighter the new feathers are on their bodies compared to the feathers near their heads).  During this process they stop laying eggs.

The situation is so dire that Mr. and Mrs. Fifty Shades have actually had to Buy Eggs.  Like from the grocery store!

Fact:  If the chickens had been laying eggs like they are supposed to, Mrs. Fifty Shades would have already gotten her egg supply for the day and would have been paying attention to me.  Therefore….the cause of the incident is completely due to the selfish ol’ hens.  So there.

Well – there you have it, folks.  A compelling set of facts and we’ll just leave it there.

Winter has arrived and it has been pretty swell here.  Today, Sage and I enjoyed one of our favorite treats…licking the tiny layer of snow that fell  onto our deck last night.  Yummy.  It did not get above freezing here today, plus, more cold weather on the way.  YAY!

We sure enjoy sharing all the news from our little part of the world.  Used to be we thought readers from as far away places as Florida…and Arkansas – were as remote as we could imagine!  But now, we have a new reader, resulting in an international fan base – a friend from Russia following our blog.

Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, Mr. & Mrs. Fifty Shades join us in sending everyone our warmest greetings for the holidays and the new year.

Until next time,

Fifty Shades of Green Acres Team


6 thoughts on “The Scout Report – Winter is here…and other stuff

  1. Hi there! I’m glad that you’re doing well and back to writing your blog. I hope it feels in your little part of the world as cosy as it seems from such a long distance.

  2. It was the fault of the molting hens, even though they did not intend for the wrist to be broken, nor did Sage. Meantime, thankfully Mr. Fifty Shades is healing from the ouchee, the wrist break.

    Life in the forested mountains is unpredictable: Upon that we all agree.

    Be safe and be careful, especially during the frosty, freezing, icy or slippery temperatures and coverage.

    Hoping that the hens got their coat back before the winter season arrived.

    Merry Christmas to all, Happy New Year, wishing good health and happiness in 2018.

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