We're not gone. And you're not forgotten. October has caught us up, and we seem to be whirling as dizzily as the bright leaves falling to earth. We have been eating harvest meals and will have recipes to share soon. The outdoor oven is filling the cold air with woodsmoke and our tummies with the most amazing pizza and bread. And our volunteer work is in full swing for the girls' beloved Chinese School.
Until we can check in with details, here's the biggest news. Our Littles are laying at last. Well, one of them is. And since the Bigs (Dottie and Stormy and Lemon Drop) are currently molting and not laying, this has sparked an especially big celebration! But, really, is there anything more perfect and amazing than a first egg? Isn't it as though you've never seen an egg before, never really seen it?
To read all about the big doin's in the hen house, check out Fern's and Blossom's latest adventure...a blog from the point-of-view of their favorite pullet. Rosie the Hip Chick was inspired by This Goat's Life, a darling blog which the girls have spent hours and hours reading (because you know we need a goat) ever since the wonderfully generous Jen at Under the Big Blue Sky told us we had to read it. We did have to read it. And read it. And read it. We hope you'll feel the same way about Rosie's report from our coop by the river. (Remember to read from the bottom up if you want the chronology to work!)
Don't you want to know what's going on behind that amber eye? I do!