Monday, September 15, 2014

Our First Egg!

When we bought our property almost three years ago now our vision was to start a mini-farm. Nothing too huge, as farming is not our day job, but a way for us to grow and raise some of our own food and maybe even have enough to sell a little too. 

As with most big projects it takes time to get things rolling. Our property was completely undeveloped when we purchased it, so the first step was building our house. Slowly we've been landscaping, adding in the garden, and putting fences up to create pasture space. 

In the meantime our nod to farming was buying 12 baby chicks last spring, 6 Rhode Island Reds and 6 Plymouth Barred Rock. We brought them home the day after Owen's first birthday and have been waiting anxiously for the day they would be big enough to start providing us fresh eggs. Which is why we were so excited when we found this cute little egg in their nesting boxes over the weekend. 

So far we've collected two eggs, but hopefully there will be a lot more to come. I just wish I knew which hen was laying so I could be extra nice to her!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Some chick in your flock really does deserve a reward! This will be the first of many, many eggs!