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eggs, love, psych
quickly painted a sign to go out front advertising our eggs for sale.  sold 2 dozen to a neighbor up the road who said, "i'm so glad you have eggs for sale!" which is weird, because i've had so many eggs for so long but just didn't have a sign.  another neighbor said the same thing, as though they've all been waiting for me to sell eggs.  they could have just stopped and asked lol.  so yay for signs!

got sooo much reading to do for class.  actually on to the nitty gritty of school now.  finished those first 2 years of classes that mean nothing to my degree, which means finished the easy classes that i didn't have to learn anything for lol.  but now, well, now i have to read and read and read, because now i have to learn.  i read a lot anyway, but in small increments and stuff i don't have to pass tests on.  to read to learn, to read to learn to pass tests, requires a whole different kind of reading, one that includes volumes of notes and an awake brain.  that kind of reading is tough with dogs, chickens, kids, baseball, gardening, planting, etc., etc.!  at least the subject matter is interesting!

saw a meme on FB about some judge who sentenced a rich dude to probation for raping his 3  year old because he "wouldn't fare well in prison".  isn't that the point of prison?  so that pedophiles don't "fare well".  i know what i'd like to do to a dude who raped a 3 year old.  were i already in prison, those visions would likely come to fruition.  those visions include lots and lots and lots of mop handles..... 

the weather has turned lovely!  picked up some baby kale, spinach, and chinese cabbage yesterday, got some rainbow chard already sprouted.  will put it all in the ground very soon!  the collards and kale that self-seeded in the fall and over-wintered under hoop houses are growing wonderfully.  ate fresh greens from the garden yesterday.  MMMM.  kale and eggs.  right from my garden.  can't beat that, eh!

god i love this dog.  she is where i get all my (non-sexual of course) intimacy from.  face hugs.  warmth.  joy in my presence.  i love her!


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a dozen. it's the local going rate for them.

How many chucks do you have now?

one just died so we're down to 15 hens and the rooster. i don't know where all of their nest are, though, so i don't gather all their eggs, only the ones they lay in the coop or on the porch nest. i generally get 7 to 8 a day, though.

Poor old chuck.

Heh, and yeah, with the best will in the world, no way to get through 7 or 8 eggs a day, is there? :)

nope. and some days i get a dozen! i need customers just to keep my numbers down. when i envisioned having chickens, i thought half a dozen at the most, but it just didn't work out that way lol.

We're Paleo so our three hens can't keep up with us, and we're still having to buy some eggs. But it's lovely having some of our own, too! Not that it saves money, here, because we have such a small yard that there is not that much for them to browse on. I buy organic greens and dried mealworms and sprout seeds and buy GMO free grains. Priciest eggs I've ever eaten. I don't know how people can sell organic eggs for less than $5 a dozen, locally. They do, though.

mine eat regular scratch bought at the local feed store. all year. more in the winter when there's snow on the ground, of course, but i feed them some at least in the mornings thru' the year. keeps them loving me haha. they also get all our edible food scraps, which they love. but they have a huge area and a forest that they free-range in. the bulk of their food comes from their own scratching in the dirt. i've watched them argue over the rodents the cat kills lol. one chicken one side, another chicken the other side, playing tug of war with a dead squirrel. so hilarious. they really are dinosaurs. the lady who bought eggs yesterday told me my price was very reasonable. it seems to be the going rate for yard eggs, though, and it works for me.

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