Ta dah! The first egg from our feathery residents for MONTHS. Spring is on its way dear friends. Small, but perfectly formed, like its layer. Not sure if it was Olive or Lottie, but the girls are definitely on the up. I can't tell you how thrilled we all are to be back in the 'egg' business!
Now, I know its not Easter yet, but I had to show you this little friend who had to come home from the market with me yesterday.
Isn't she hysterical! I have named her Lucky, as she reminded me so much of a little chick that some of our chickens hatched last year. Unfortunately, as we were complete novices to the 'hatching game' hubby tried to help one of the chicks out of its shell. When the hen got wind of the human smell on the egg, they attacked the little one and pecked at her eyes, poor thing. She looked all dishevelled and wild with lopsided eyes, like the above. So I named her Lucky and tried for days to nurse her back to health. Alas the name didn't fit the description, and poor thing went to the big chicken heaven in the sky. So this little chick is staying on my dresser in her memory, and we're ignoring the fact that Easter is .. what ... 3 weeks away?
On a brighter note :0 a friend of ours recently moved abroad, and left me one of her cherished possessions to look after.
And it occurred to me the other day that since she has been on my shelf there has been an unusual amount of good fortune around this house. She is so beautiful to look at, and it meant a great deal to me that someone would entrust me with her.
Well, its the weekend is fast approaching again, and we are definitely going to take it easy. Its been VERY hectic around here the last few weeks, and I feel I am genuinely losing my marbles.
Yesterday, to the calm the old nerves, I brought out a trusty bar of chocolate from the depths of the 'naughty cupboard'. In my fluster I must have eaten it, but then spent over half an hour later on trying to hunt the darn thing down. Things are going a little off course, so its time to kick back I think, before things get spiteful. I'm going to take a leaf out of the furry kind's book.
Its definitely alright for some in this house!
Have a great weekend, and to all the mum's have a wonderful Mother's Day..
In the words of the everwise Jane Fonda..."Because we're worth it!!" x