Monday, August 11, 2008

Rays of Light and Sunshine



Our clouds have been so light and fluffy and not the usual Maryland clouds. Thunderstorms have taken away the haze and humidity and we feel like we are in California or Oregon or Montana. Big feather cloud boats, float across the sky and the sun rays bounce off and through them. Reality will hit again soon as it's early August and the warmest, humid days will come and stay for weeks.
Everyone likes light here on the farm. Sir Salty always looks for a window inside that has sunrays beaming in before he tries to catch it by lying on them.


Our hens should be laying eggs in the hen house, but it is so much more fun for them to run up in the hayloft and sit amongst the sunbeams. Every day is an Easter egg hunt here. Free range hens are the ones who eat the problem insects. They also eat grass which makes their eggs a richer yellow.






6 comments:

THE SANDY DOG BAKERY said...

Such great pictures! Do you Westies chase the chickens?? I know my Lakelands would! Great blog...I'll be checking back often! :)

Candylei said...

The big hens were here before puppy so, no, he has some respect for them. They would walk up and peck him if they thought he was in the way. Now the little chicks are fenced in and he would love to get in there...

Michelle and Winston the Westie said...

those hens look amazing! My mother-in-law has a chicken coup (sp?)- and we love to visit! Winston hasn't met the "chicks" yet- but when he does, you can bet that will be interesting! Sir Salty looks so pretty in the light!

Brent said...

Glad I ran across your blog. Your photography is eerily similar to my own.
I feed my chickens the weeds I pull up from the flower garden. They love them!

Eat Well (was Teresa R) said...

Is that a barred rock? She's so cute! I love that the chickens eat the bad bugs too. We've not had a Japanese beetle infestation since we started having chickens about 6 years ago.

Candylei said...

Yes, we have barred rock, rhode island reds, and some that are all white, but have the barred black and white on their necks and wings.