Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Four Hens A-Laying

Saturday

Just a quickie outfit post from Saturday (old stuff, all second hand other than the boots, necklaces both from Milla :), and some fun news...



Yay, we've got eggs! The girls have been laying for about a week and a half now. We're currently averaging about 2 eggs a day between the four of them (apparently Hiccup was feeling camera shy that day), though today we found three!

Already plenty for our little family's egg consumption needs. Though still pretty small at this stage, the eggs are super yummy and it's exciting that we won't need to buy them anymore. Good news for friends and family too, it looks as though we'll even have some to share :)

21 comments:

the Citizen Rosebud said...

I didn't buy or eat eggs for a year after having chickens. Why? They were so fresh and delicious I couldn't stomach the stale taste of store bought ones. And I loved watching the chickens, they were waaaay better than T.V.

Zohar said...

This is totally besides point but - you have ninja shoes!

Chloƫ said...

yay! when my friend's hens laid their first egg, his reaction was: "did someone put an egg in the chicken coup? oh wait!" haha. love your beret!

Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

Love the outfit--the chevron stripe skirt, the embroidered top, the boots! I love how the chickens appear to be admiring your skirt.

Big congrats on the eggs!

PinkStripeySocks said...

Congratulations on your eggs!

Tera said...

LOve this outfit! The eggs thing NEVER gets old. I have had chickens for three years now and I LOVE collecting the eggs after work. Always makes my day :>

Manja said...

This is so cool, I totally want to get some chickens later on, too! Your outfit is lovely, as always! I love the necklaces :)

flaming hag folkwear said...

loving the outfit down to the smallest detail. and congrats on the eggs!

xo

Cel said...

Yay, fresh eggs! I definitely miss being able to go out to the chickens and bring in some wonderfully fresh eggs. Just be careful if you use them in baking, because fresh eggs act differently than several-month-old store eggs in things like souffle (explosive, is more like it). If you keep your ladies toasty warm and happy all the time, they'll all be laying regularly soon enough. :)

Sal said...

Oh, they're so lovely! And Hiccup is a fabulous name for a hen.

Love the embroidery on your top. Gorgeous.

anne said...

yay! this is so exciting missa! i can't wait for the day when i can have a few hens of my own :D

i love your skirt, the fabric is awesome!

Milla said...

Egg Envy! You look so lovely and rural, in this garb, like a little (blond) lady from the foothills of the Andes gathering her eggs. That Hiccup is a Milla/Missa chicken for sure, camera-shy, prefers self-timer.

sally said...

love the outfit, esp the top and the portrait necklace -- wow! and i am so happy your hens are laying! someday i wanna have some chickens, when/if we leave the city. congrats!

moonshinejunkyard said...

wow, that sweet little brown egg looks so pretty in front of your vibrant stripes! i LOVE the way you put together patterns, textures, and colors. you seriously have such a great eye for design. CONGRATULATIONS! i love that your little sweet hens are already supplying enough eggs for the whole fam plus more. crazy how nature works. it's very inspiring. darin and i really should have chickens; we've got a yard, we love animals, we LOVE fresh eggs so much compared to anything store bought.

only problem is wild animals. there was a bobcat in our backyard the other night! i know we could research and built them a good safe coop but i still worry. i have to gather all my cats around (4 of them) and do a headcount whenever some wild animals makes an appearance. last year a neighbor saw a BEAR lumber up our street!!!

beautiful post and such a perfect outfit you're rocking.

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

Very sweet outfit. yey for having eggs!!! That's awesome. I wish I could have chickens where I live, but not possible. Maybe one day when I have a house of my own rather than a duplex.

Nicky said...

Missa... I am SOOO jealous! That's so rad that you have your own chicks and congrats on your first "batch" of eggs! The brown ones too :D My hubby sitting here looking at this too and might just go for my wacky chicken keeping idea after all :D hehehehhe

Squiggly Rainbow said...

Hello ! I have just discovered your blog and do love it! Wow! I am in Melbourne, Australia and new to the blogging world. I just began my own blog this year and small thrifting, creating business at a local antique centre! Lovely to meet you xo

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

Congrats on your eggs! :)

This is such a pretty outfit. Love the details of the embroidery.

Mamushka Marie said...

ooooh i love those necklaces together! and hello eggs! yay!!
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fondly,
Claire

Teenysparkles said...

fantastic about the eggs! Congratulations, that is such happy news! (i know i'm completely spazzing out over here about eggs...but it's the little things isn't it!) Cheers to more eggs! x

Alexa said...

Sigh, what I wouldn't give to have freshly-laid eggs on hand!