Last week we got a lot accomplished out at the farm since we were able to be out there all day. Ethan has a great summary of the week on his blog if you haven't had a chance to read the daily updates here.
Also, I need to send out a HUGE thanks to my parents for helping us get going on our building this last week! We are so happy with what we got accomplished, and we were able to get to a point where we can continue to progress on our own - although we always will welcome any offers of help. :)
Not only did we get a lot accomplished, but we also got a lot of eggs! Knowing that our chickens are eating their eggs, I frequently checked the pen to snatch them before they disappeared. Some days I managed to rescue up to four of them. It is nice to have a good supply of eggs in the fridge again, however, I think I could use them up in less than a week: hard boiled, egg noodles, banana bread, omelets . . . Pastured eggs are so nutritious, especially for expecting moms. You can read about some of their benefits here.
Unfortunately, we probably won't be able to stash away the eggs this coming week. Although we will be out there working a bit, we won't be able to be out there all day long like last week.
It won't be long now until we will be living there though. And next year, when we have eggs for sale, we will definitely have a fresh batch of hens!