Friday, July 2, 2010

Jewels Is Confused~ Fabulous Friday

It is a fabulous Friday at Farming On Faith once again. Boy~ these Fridays roll around faster and faster.

Jewels is confused. I only have a flock of hens with no rooster. I was warned to beware of adding a rooster because they are mean. 

I remember as a young child going to gather eggs with my Grandpa. Those mean roosters would chase me and peck me. On more than one occasion I would loose track of time while playing with the baby rabbits and Grandpa would go back to the house without me. I would stay cooped in that rabbit coop for as long as I could and then make a mad dash run~ for my dear life~ to the pasture's gate. It was no funny matter. It happened time and time again. 

So Farming On Faith has no rooster. Therefore we have no fertile eggs. However~

Jewels has been sitting in the nesting box for two weeks. She thinks she is going to hatch those eggs.  She fusses at me and the other hens every time we enter the coop. The problem is that she is in the box that all the girls lay their eggs in. We have four nesting boxes but they all want to lay in the end box. So as you can imagine all morning we have a chicken war~for Jewels will not get out of the box~creating a traffic jam all morning. They sound like a flock of hens gone to war~you never heard such arguing. They all just push and shove and try to lay in the box together. The most that can possibly fit in that box is three. And believe me they are packed in and top of each other like sardines.

Several times a day I pick her up and put her in the yard. She will quench her thirst and eat a bite or two and head back to lay on the eggs. She is keeping them as safe and warm. As you can see from the picture I have to take the eggs from her. I think she thinks she is going to hatch those eggs. She is going to be waiting a long time~poor Jewels!

I am looking forward to a lazy 4th of a July weekend. We will be celebrating the Holiday with our church family with dinner on the grounds after morning church followed by our evening service being held after lunch.  

Today~ I am off to drive Miss Billie. 8)

 I am looking forward to our day together. I will be taking to Miss Billie to take all her recycling to the center. Miss Billie says, "We only get one earth ~we best take care of the one we have."  Then this Baptist girl will be taking Miss Billie to a Friday afternoon Episcopal service and then to lunch. After that we will float in her pool. Miss Billie loves soaking up some sun and water as much as I do. I am sure to have a fabulous Friday. I hope you will too!

Isaiah 65:14 

 14Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart,



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