First egg!

June 29, 2010


Chicken supplies, $461. First egg in our farming project, priceless.

Wonder of wonder, miracle of miracles! Our one lone chicken, a Red Star who I call Marcia B., laid our first egg today! As excited as Caleb and I were to find the egg in the nest box this evening, it was also a little bittersweet, knowing that the 3 chickens that were killed last week could have been laying this week.  (more…)

Three chickens dead

June 27, 2010


In the midst of their routine morning care of the chickens, Matt and Whitney found three of our four chickens dead on Wednesday of last week.  The three chicken corpses were found mostly intact in the coop nestbox.  The coop had been under attack for a couple of weeks prior to the incident, as Matt reported.  We thought that we had reinforced the coop structure enough (more…)

Remember the Thomas Farm Coop!

June 16, 2010


Thomas Farm Project Nation, we have a problem! Starting last week (as noted by this tweet), our chicken coop has been under attack from an unknown assailant. Over the course of almost every evening, our little nemesis has pushed and pulled at the plastic panels that protect our egg-bearing, feathery friends. (more…)

Broccoli and Expectations

June 3, 2010


A big part of this year has been about learning and discovering new things. We’re coming up on the half way point of our adventure and, in the spirit of some mid-year reflection, this week I’m going to share some thoughts about expectations and broccoli. (more…)