Just when I’d started to think our chickens must be hiding their eggs (they’re still free-ranging all over the yard, so eggs could be anywhere), the girls went out this morning and found FIVE in the nesting boxes! I’m pretty sure these are eggs from our Buff Orphingtons and Barred Rocks, because the Penedesencas will lay a dark brown egg, the Dorkings will lay white, and the Ameraucanas will lay blue (more on those breeds here.) I’m hoping that this Spring we’ll be able to get an incubator and start hatching our own!
With the hens finally doing their jobs, we are now producing our own meat, milk (and milk products) and eggs! And I haven’t given up on veggies yet… I found a few websites which lists things that can be grown in September, so if I can get my act together in the next few weeks, I’m going to see if I can get some things in the ground for a January harvest.
For anyone interested, here are the websites I mentioned: