Thursday, January 8, 2009

Cold and Snowy in the NC Appalachians

Considering the cold and snowy weather, I'm thrilled to be getting eggs from the hens. We go through a lot of eggs - baking, breakfast, and other dishes.

Mike collected several eggs today.
Mike is an Appalachian State University Mountaineer.

Three does staying put in their house.

Clara peeks out.

June and SweetPea eating dinner.

Mike taking dinner to the buck house.

Wheaten Marans hanging out in the coop to stay warm.

Cuckoo Marans, Wheaten Marans, and a bantam Brahma - all girls.

White Faverolle, Salmon Faverolle, and a Bourbon Red Turkey hen.

14 comments:

The Scavenger said...

Been cold here in Kentucky today too but no snow. Man it even looks cold there. Glad to hear you are getting eggs. I am down to about 5 a week now. My barred rock hen is the only one laying for some reason, but glad to get any. Love all the pictures and the place looks great. Stay warm.

Chris

Wrensong Farm said...

I need to have your chickens talk to my chickens. They think that winter is their vacation time!!

kristi said...

glad to see you got snow too! It took me an hour and 20 minutes to get to work this morning. Great pics of everyone....I am hoping my 3 Nigerian does are bred. I did not bred them last year because I was waiting for my little buck from Texas! Keeping my fingers crossed!

Mom L said...

Joanna, your critters are smart as well as adorable!! Loved seeing SweetPea again. And congratulations on your eggs - the only eggs I get are from a styrofoam or cardboard container. Sure would love to have farm fresh eggs just ONCE in my life! Well, I guess I did when I was small, but that's too many decades ago to remember.

Nancy in Atlanta

Shiloh Prairie Farm said...

Your goats and chickens look nice and warm in their houses. Fresh eggs, sounds great!

Christy said...

Looks cold! That is great that you are getting eggs. None here yet.

Claire said...

Do you have supplemental light? I am lucky to get one egg a day right now. Sigh. Your selection of eggs was beautiful. I love the speckles. I can't wait until my girls are laying again on a daily basis...

Joanna said...

we went for a looong dry spell on the eggs. We had a couple of pretty days recently but now we're back to snowy and cold so... we'll see.

Joanna said...

there is artificial light in the coop, but our girls free range inside a fenced area. Mike got most of the eggs today from a dog house within the fenced area, not from the coop.

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

I just love your animals houses! Fun pictures!

Deb said...

Everyone looks tucked in and comfy :)
That's a nice looking batch of eggs.
We are doing good in the dept as well - I'm making a big batch of egg salad today - a favorite of everyone's here :)

Farmgirl_dk: said...

What an amazing assortment of eggs. I love those deep, rich chocolate brown ones..those are from the marans, right?

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Tipper said...

Love the snowy animal pics! We are farther south than you-all we got were flurries.