The blog-iversery reader appreciation giveaway is going to take a few more days. I was dealing with a mountain of laundry, an avalanche of dishes, kittens discovering yarn and a serious cock-fight in the yard this weekend, so I didn't get to as many of the fun things as I had hoped. Luckily, the kitchen is (fairly) clean, there is only one more load of laundry, the yarn has been untangled and re-wound, and all that's left is to deal with the two-roosters-not-willing-to-share-the-17-hens problem. For that, we are working on a small coop to keep in a fenced off corner of the yard, but a sudden drop in temperature and rainstorm forced us to stop before it was finished, so it's going to have to wait until next weekend. In the meantime, the new rooster, Moo-Shu, is living in the pen attached to the chicken coop. He's a really big guy, but is missing his tail feathers, thanks to the General. That unfortunate incident happened before it was apparent that they were roosters, and they had supposedly made their peace afterward. I guess the separation of the last few weeks made them forget that, and now they HATE each other. Sigh. The life of a chicken farmer is wrought with complications.
The good news is that I got my first blue egg, it was really pretty and it tasted good too: