A Personal series of dispatches from Rural Ontario Canada

Saturday, November 24, 2007

November.. .the dark and light of it all

November can be the trickiest month of the year..Spirits can dip as the temperature plunges, the nights move in like a blanket..smothering light..yet a walk on a chilly morning brings its own natural blessings..

th coop is somewhat cozy and winterized..deep hay,electricity ,music and heat lamp for when the temperature takes a nose dive..
first serious snowfall..

Thursday, November 01, 2007

The Egg and I

Finally..my lovely hen Violet has taken upon herself to lay ! Lovely creamy brown perfect shaped gifts ..I have collected 3 thus far..unfortunately Luciano (rooster) has begun to sow his wild oats and the ladies seem a bit ruffled to say the least..I really don't comprehend how they tolerate him..from early morning wakeup /cock a doodle doing to jumping them in most aggressive fashion..I guess he is a handsomely feathered dude ..but really..