Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Saturday, September 22, 2007

A really big egg

evidently, this is not a big deal and young hens lay weird eggs sometimes. But OUCHY! yes, it did have two yolks.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

More Pix of the Chix

Did I mention how proud I am of Galen and how he made the nest boxes? See how you can lift the lid and collect the eggs?
14 eggs so far since Sunday.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Sunday, September 16, 2007


We got 12 hens and one rooster today. They are Rhode Island Whites and they are about 7 months old and all have begun laying. (although they may not lay too much at first from the shock of moving) They are so sweet and pretty. We named the rooster The Dude. All of the girls are named Hen.
We drove over to a ranch in Fort Davis. Paul crawled into the chicken pen and passed (grabbed both feet with one hand and the neck in the other) the birds to Regina who stuffed them into the 2 dog carriers we brought up to hold the chickens on the way back. I meant to get pictures of the whole process, but you know how that goes. I did finally get one picture of the chicken pens in the distance to get a sense of where the chickens came from. It was gorgeous there!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Maya's Curious George 3rd Birthday Party

Only 3 pics before my batteries went out. My Dad took some more- as soon as he gives them to me, I will paost them.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Back to the ZOO with Mimi

This time both girls got to come to El Paso to pick Mimi and the dogs up from the airport. Luckily, the storm that was threatening just kept the sun away, and we had a wonderful visit to the zoo.

Maya Ruth and Lucy said their favorites were the elephants and the sea lions.

But the prarie dogs were very cool too, and not afraid of us at all.

Can you see those turtles?

What a fun morning!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Maya's First Dance Class

finally getting play with Aunti Alison

Here they are playing Monster. I have a great little avi clip of them, which I am trying to post (grrrrrr!) It will be up shortly and you will LOL!