Greetings! Thank you for your concern as we deal with living in a fire zone. We are still under a Level #2 evacuation - which means we can stay in our home but have to be packed to leave at a moments notice. Not an easy way to live but I feel very sorry for the Level #3 evacuees who cannot live in their homes. They've been living in Red Cross shelters for 11 days now with no decision to when they can return. The fire has burned 36,000 acres and is only 13% contained.
Now to the good news, all our young chickens are laying now! We have only one chicken that is laying white eggs, you can look below to her first egg and her 2nd egg - it's so much bigger! Our Welsummer chicken laid her first egg, it's the speckled one. It's SUPPOSED to be dark chocolate brown - I hope it changes to a darker color at some point. You can also see the larger aqua egg is the older Ameracauna hen and the other two smaller aqua ones are the young ones.
I got a neat little wire basket for collecting the eggs - one of the boys brought these to show me day on Monday - and yesterday Kristi got 11 eggs! Wahoo! We've shared eggs with all kinds of friends and my sisters.
The deck is done! Kind of. Now we have to stain/treat it with an oil stain and we also have to replace the railings. And paint them. Also - yesterday our new gazebo was delivered in 3 boxes, 700 lbs. altogether!
Travis and Kristi are leaving for an anniversary trip to Hawaii this weekend. We'll be in charge of the boys. I wonder how many ways we can spoil them? I guess we'll find out! :-) I'm working on a self-designed hat for Caleb - I have one part left to do before I show you. I'm using "camouflage" colored yarn.
What is happening in your world? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)