Friday, March 29, 2013

Book Review: Once Upon a Flock

This book is so sweet, I read it in one sitting!

The author definitely catches the joy of chicken raising, with adorable photos and drawings to showcase her journey.  She raises her flock from chicks to adults, through sickness and health, and of course adds some roosters into the fun.  I could relate to everything, and really enjoyed this book.

People laugh when I say my chickens have personalities.  They really do, and this book proves it!













Friday, March 15, 2013

The Story of an Egg

Check out this video of cage free vs. pasture raised chickens.  Where do your eggs come from?







Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Pelican Inn Weekend Getaway

The husband and I escaped from the city, and headed north to the sweet little Pelican Inn.  Great service, delicious food on the menu, and I just love the ambiance of their bar.  The weather cooperated and we saw the most amazing sunset.  Makes me appreciate where I live.











Saturday, March 9, 2013

Breaking News: Orchid Blooms for the First Time in 6 Years

Yowza!



We bought this orchid from an orchid show about 6 years ago.  We were told it would bloom in a couple years.  It took longer than that, and we had pretty much given up on it.  And then...this!  These gorgeous flowers lasted about 4 months, and smelled deliciously like grapes.







Eggs, American vs. British

I thought this article on American egg regulations vs. British was fascinating.  So glad I have four hens who hook me up!




Friday, March 8, 2013

Hawaii, The Big Island in photos

I spent a week in Hawaii with family.  It was so nice to get away from the chill of winter, and feel some hot sun.  We saw whales every day, manta rays, geckos and gorgeous flowers.