It is almost 8:00 p.m. on the 31st of December! We finished chores in between rain showers. The weather is so untypical for this time of year. It is 57 degrees when the normal evening temp is in the teens. Although it makes for easy choring with no frozen waters and frozen fingers, the general atmosphere is dreary and damp.
A hungry fox came looking for an easy dinner and helped himself to 2 of our beautiful ducks. He won't be coming back for another duck dinner. His presence in the barn clearly frightened our daughter when she was doing morning chores. That was her first up close and personal encounter with a red fox.
The girls, aka the laying hens, are picking up on production. Our new white egg layers are finally coming out of molt and are laying a few more eggs. Today we gathered 201 eggs from all the hens.
We are all looking forward to 2011 and all that it has in store for us. May you all have a healthy, blessed New Year and thank you to all those that have done business with us in 2010!
Doug and Melissa