Six Eggs

Day 243 of 365

Two new hens from the summer babies started laying today! I can see one is a Salmon Faverolle, and I’m not sure yet but think one of them is Piatigorsky! She’s the Lavender Orpington who was so sweet as a baby. She’s still pretty sweet to me and very chill. She lets me pick her and hold her still, which is wonderful. But she’s kind of mean to some of the other hens. This was a surprise to me, but chickens are complex for sure.

Anyway, I was so excited to see two brand new eggs in nest boxes today. And they are all so beautiful.Additionally, Arwen was out alone in the dust bath house today, and I heard her clucking a lot in egg-song fashion. That’s very hopeful. I can’t wait to see what color of egg she lays. It may be olive!

I also had the good fortune of meeting with the artist who does the Farmer-ish annual covers. We made plans for this years new cover, and I am so excited about it. I can’t wait to see it. I can’t wait to share it. There’s going to be blueberries!

I am making a quilt for my mom, so I will not write much tonight. It was a lovely day though. I had been confused for a long time about what direction to take Farmer-ish. Suddenly, there is clarity, and that’s such a good feeling.

4 thoughts on “Six Eggs

  1. Those are some beautiful eggs Crystal!
    I wanted to let you know that I am enjoying your Farmer-ish Journal….. Farmer-ish
    Adjective. Characteristic of a farmer…. I love this!
    Inside there is beauty in words and in photos and I am enjoying reading a little each morning. ๐Ÿ˜Š
    I have to say the first thing I noticed was the high quality paper, I love the look and feel it.
    I think that is a big deal.
    I’ve been a subscriber to Downeast magazine for 15 years. Two months ago they changed the quality of their paper and it is just horrible. I just thought I’d share that with “Crystal the editor”. I’m sure readers will be writing to Downeast about it.
    Anyway, enjoy your Sunday! We are off to New Castle with friends for dinner and to listen to our favorite ME (folk/pop) trio. ๐Ÿ’–


    1. Pat, I am over the moon reading this! First, I love that you got the annual and are enjoying it. Second, we are the same about paper! I have to insist on the good paper, though it costs more, because I am all about the paper too. I’m like, “If the journal goes down, it goes down. I cannot cut costs on that paper.” ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am a huge texture person and love the feel of good paper in books and journals.


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