Sunday, March 18, 2012

Chickens

I'm baaaaack! That is how I feel after changing my blog to diverse views. I didn't like not seeing my header. Maybe I could have customized it some more, but the feedback was, everyone liked the old look best. I felt confident in changing because I knew I could easily switch back. Not the case! I did what the instructions said to "restore former template" and it didn't work. Thank goodness I had backed up my template. I had to call in the big guns (my son-in-law) to reload the old template. By that time I was so freaked out I was afraid to click anything! As usual, the "help" option was no help.

Mr. B and I went to dinner at the house of new friends. The connection we made when we met was discussing chickens. They have chickens in the backyard; I grew up on a chicken farm; Mr. B worked with poultry for a large part of his career. So you can imagine much of the conversation was .... Chickens. We veered off into compost, and one guest told us about her red wiggler worms. They make great fertilizer, she says, for a small amount of kitchen scraps. They have to be kept between 60 and 70 degrees so that means in the laundry room, an extra bathroom or a warm basement. But don't worry, she assured us they don't smell!

Here are pictures of the backyard flock. We all went out and visited them before dinner. And we left that night with a dozen eggs!



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12 comments:

Stephanie said...

Thank goodness it is nice to see the old format back again. I love the chicken photos.

Jill Harrison said...

the sunflower in your header is certainly very beautiful.
Amazing how one makes new friends - over chickens even!
have a wonderful week.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Welcome back, I much prefer this look. Thank goodness you have someone close to call in. This is always my worry no one around to help when I get in a mess with the computer!

A Garden of Threads said...

I like the header with the sunflower. Fresh eggs lovely. The best. Take care and enjoy your week:)

TexWisGirl said...

sounds like a helpful friend connection to have! :)

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Nancy, I'm a fellow Connecticut blogger, always happy to meet another as there don't seem to be so many of us! I'm in the opposite side of the state down near NYC. I'm following you now, hoping to learn more about your end of CT! I noticed that you are an Amazon associate, but I can't seem to sign up as they keep rejecting my address because it is in CT. Any suggestions as to what I am doing wrong? Nice to meet you! Linda

My Little Home and Garden said...

I imagine that truly fresh eggs must taste very nice!

Deanna said...

Glad you got your old header back.

There is nothing better than farm fresh eggs. My son raises chicken and has an abundance of eggs. It is a shame he doesn't live a little closer. I'd never have to buy another egg in my life! (wishful thinking).

Sheila said...

Good to see you back smiling at us, Nancy! At least now we won't have to suffer the trauma you did thanks to your spirit of adventure.... Glad to hear that you're back on track!

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

I got some red wigglers and they don't smell. They sure like scraps.

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

I got some red wigglers and they don't smell. They sure like scraps.

Pondside said...

I like this format the best!
An evening of chicken talk - I'd have enjoyed that too!