Eggs · Hens

Lucille lays an egg (an Easter miracle)

This morning, we discovered Lucille’s first egg in her little pen at my parents’ house. But to understand the true specialness of Lucille’s first egg, we go back a few months to January. Lucille, a sweet little Buff Orpington (like my GH) came to live at my parents’ house as a baby chick with another… Continue reading Lucille lays an egg (an Easter miracle)

Garden · Plants

A celebration of flowers: Costa Rica

Jungle wildflower in the Arenal region. Even the impatiens are more vibrant in Central America, central Costa Rica. Wildflower in the jungle. Another jungle wildflower. YC thought I was being a little ridiculous, taking pictures of chickens in Costa Rica, but they are everywhere, and there are lots of pretty ones. Strawberry plant in the… Continue reading A celebration of flowers: Costa Rica

Eggs · Hens

Treats for the Girls: Apple Cider Vinegar and Yogurt

For a while now, I’ve been reading and hearing about the health benefits of apple cider vinegar (ACV) and yogurt for chickens. Supposedly, yogurt’s brobiotic qualities are very good for chicken digestive systems (go figure!). I mixed about a third of a cup of yogurt in with some feed the other day and left it… Continue reading Treats for the Girls: Apple Cider Vinegar and Yogurt