The chickens had a week filled with surprises! Chicken-theme gifts from their fans.....some from Georgia and as far as Russia.
The "Westies" Stitchers (my old and dear stitching group) from Georgia came up for a visit and brought along some treasures old and new:
An antique wooden painted egg crate circa 1920's along with an Acme Egg-Grading Scale (1924) and a glass "brooder egg"
A new egg-theme tote with a matching modular knit scarf and Barite Geode, this is actually older than dirt.
A surprised mailed from Marietta, Georgia - A glass little red hen from Lynn & Bob (mainly Lynn).
All the way from St Petersburg, Russia, "pickin chickens"...you spin the wooden ball on the bottom , which makes the chickens peck at the grains! While in Russia on vacation, Butch and Sylvia found this. The chickens are quite continental now.
While my friend Rusty was visiting here, she got to meet the "girls" but also to see my comedy routine of trying to balance buckets, feed, treats and eggs back and forth to the coop. Since they are laying a few eggs at a time, we do not need to use an egg basket yet....I have been carefully carrying them from the coop to the cabin (for someone who can not walk and chew gum at the same time it is quite a feat).
Rusty being very clever made me two aprons for collecting eggs - hence the "Egg-pron" !!! They made up of fun poultry theme fabrics: retro-chickens, egg beaters, and chicken wire and have deep pleated pockets for safe keeping and carrying of eggs. (I just filled the pockets with 9 eggs prior to writing this).
Dan planted a flower cutting garden for me this year...it is filled with an assortment of sunflowers, zinnias, queen annes lace, cosmos, daisies and more! I have enjoyed making up mason jar bouquets to share with friends.