Thursday, March 31, 2011

First time on skis

Today was Nora's first day on skis, and she was much happier than she looks. Big brother is off at ski school and has ony been photographed from a non-embarrassing distance (see slow-moving speck in the second photo).

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The brood

Introducing our as-yet unnamed (and long awaited) flock. From left to right: Barred Plymouth Rock, Rhode Island Red #1, Silver-laced Wyandotte, Rhode Island Red #2, Easter Egger, and Australorp.

Maybe we should have a naming contest: first omelet goes to the winner. Runner up gets feathers from their first molt. Think of the tiny little pillow you could make!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Goodbye, sweet friend

Tonight we said goodbye to the sweetest, kindest, most endearing creature I've ever had the good fortune of knowing. If only we all could embody an ounce of her goodness, the world would be a better place.

Goodbye, beautiful Saffron. Give Daisy a kiss for us.