Monday, May 23, 2011

hey, who stole my eggs?

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It seems a little early in the season for broody banties, but that’s what I’ve got.

These two have gone on strike from their egg laying duties. In spite of the fact that their job descriptions have not changed, they have decided to make their sole function in life keeping eggs warm for their coop mates. They believe these eggs will actually hatch... shhhhh... I haven’t had the heart to tell them otherwise.

When the barred rocks need nest box time, they choose to sit next to Nelly. Can’t say I blame them. Gidget is way too mean.

Bailey keeps a watchful eye on the girls when they’re roaming the yard.

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Other random things going on:

In spite of the crappy spring weather, we’re doing lots of short hikes. Since I’ve also been doing a bit of baking, these hikes are essential.

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I’m waiting, rather impatiently, for the weather to warm so I can get the vegetable garden planted. I really want to grow some micro greens.

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Has anyone had any luck growing micro greens from seed in the Northwest? If so, where did you find the seeds?

What are you planting this year?

8 comments:

Sharon said...

Cindy, be sure to let me know if you ever open a pie shop because my mouth waters every time I see your photos of one! Love the little heart cut outs.

I think I found little micro greens last year, already sprouted, from A-Boy on Barbur Blvd. I'd love to know where you can get seeds, though.

Cindy said...

Thanks Sharon! I'll let you know if I find micro greens seeds, and when I open that pie shop. I did see potted micro greens in the produce department at Market of Choice last night.

Cathy said...

Oh no, temperamental chickens, and I thought they were the perfect pets.

No clue about micro green seeds. I'll ask at the farmers market on Saturday. I have a friend who might know.

Six In The Northwest said...

I believe my micro green seeds came from Territorial Seeds grown here in the NW. Their seeds can be purchased from Portland Nursery and on line. But in honesty, I think they are simply a mesclun mix that is clipped early on rather than getting a couple of inches in height. Still such a rainy year here they should do great right about now.

jazgal said...

If the cooler, wetter weather has you baking more of those delightful pies, then it is probably for the best!
Veggies are having to be patient, though, to get planted this year, making for a short season.

Andrea said...

hey, I found you by searching for some dance portrait ideas! I do have to say your dance images are super cute! The kids look like they are having a blast!! I wanted to ask you some questions about your lighting and such!! my email is qterhorsefan @ gmail . com I couldn't find your email address to email you!! Great work, and I love your chickens!!!

Susan said...

I'm growing arugula for the first time this year, and I love it. Just had it in a salad last night with some romaine from the store, and basil and flat-leaf parsley from my garden. It was so good with the sweetness of balsamic vinaigrette to balance the slight bitterness of the arugula. I ate two huge plates full and that was my dinner.

I've only had one of my hens go broody...I think it was two years ago. I'd kind of like for one of them to be broody now, so I could get some hatching eggs. This not having eggs in the winter sucks.

by Teresa said...

Love your chooks and pies! We have a 5 acre place out in the gorge and live in a century old farmhouse and have 3 chickens. Love them! Hope you visit my blog and see my photos of our small-town parade yesterday.